Burnham-on-Sea’s first ever spray jam festival set to ‘inspire’

PUBLISHED: 09:00 30 July 2016

Lin Toulcher

Lin Toulcher

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Burnham’s first-ever Spray Jam Festival is set to take to the town’s streets next month, but ahead of the jam-packed weekend of street art its organisers have set out to inspire anyone and everyone they can.

A host of contemporary and traditional street artists will line-up in Burnham town centre from August 13-14.

It is in partnership with global art organisation Secret Society Of Super Villain Artists (SSOSVA).

Co-organiser of the event, Lin Toulcher, told the Mercury the excitement is building ahead of the festival, but it was a number of schoolchildren who touched her heart over the past week.

Ms Toulcher, and a host of SSOSVA artists, held a workshop at Highbridge’s King Alfred School last week.

She said: “It was amazing to see the children enjoy the art like they did.

“The best bit about it is they can’t be wrong. Each piece of art is different. The bell rang and they didn’t want to go home.

“This is why we do what we do and what street art is all about.”

More than 30 artists are set to showcase their talent throughout the weekend.

Ms Toulcher added: “We have artists committed who don’t need to do this, but they want to for the SSOSVA family.”

One of the artists, who is professionally known as Angus, said: “We love that this is for everyone and that is what SSOSVA is all about.

“We are already working on next year.

“We will learn from this year and hopefully inspire people.”


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