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Iconic women of street art and extreme sports celebrated at Vanguard x Vans

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Vanguard and Vans’ series of free film festivals continues with Shextreme Film Festival and Vanguard Film Festival which will show a selection of films capturing the world of extreme sports and street art. 

Shextreme Film Festival will celebrate the incredible women making waves in extreme sports and adventure, while Vanguard Film Festival will delve into the rebellious history of street art, featuring Q&As with Goldie and leading New York street art photographer Martha Cooper

Goldie DJ: Credit Chelone Wolf

Sponsored by Vans, Vanguard x Vans: On The Screen dives into the stories and subcultures showcased in the blockbuster street art exhibition Vanguard: Bristol Street Art, on show at M Shed, Bristol until the end of October. 

Vanguard x Vans: On The Screen continues with: 

Shextreme Film Festival: Saturday 23rd October, 2pm-5pm and 7pm-11pm at Arnolfini

Shextreme Film Festival is the world’s first festival celebrating women in extreme sports and adventure. A selection of films will be screened exploring skating in warzones, female skate photographers and the intersection of skating and dance, plus short films produced in Shextreme’s Skate to Screen workshop earlier in the summer. 

An indoor skate ramp will also be installed in Arnolfini’s auditorium and the festival will feature panel discussions with leading female figures in skate and adventure sport including Gabby Darriet-Jones, founding director of female-focused skate brand Artemis Skate Co., Bex Band, founder of Love Her Wild and Jo Mosely, the first female paddleboarder to sup 162 miles on the Coast to Coast Trail.

Martha Cooper in Alphabet City 1970s: Photo by Dan Brinzac

Vanguard Film Festival: Sunday 24th October, 12pm-7:45pm at Arnolfini

The Vanguard Film Festival will feature screenings of three classic street art films including Charlie Ahearn’s Wild Style (1982) regarded as the first hip hop feature film, Dick Fontaine’s Bombin’ a deep dive into US hip hop’s influence on the 80s British street art scene, and Martha: A Picture Story which details the story of Martha Cooper, one of the first photographers to capture 70s New York street art. Post-film, attendees can watch a panel discussion with Goldie, Charlie Ahearn and Martha Cooper as they discuss the rebellious beginnings of the global street art movement.

©2021 Vans, Vanguards, Martha Cooper, Goldie DJ

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