21 Jul Bare Bones – Episode 7 with Louise Flynn & Edel Tobin
A couple of weeks ago Bread & Bones and Timi set up shop in the JJ Kavanagh tent on the Just Eat Street at the Laya City Spectacular to talk to some of Ireland’s creative folk and introduce revellers to kimchi fries. It was an absolutely stomper of a weekend and we ended up selling out of everything on both days by 5pm…so, it was a little bit busy and, for the most part, poor aul Timi was on Bare Bones podcasting duty on his own.
However, this was made all the easier by having the chats with likes of Louise Flynn & Edel Tobin – the force behind the ever growing street art festival that is Waterford Walls. Each summer businesses around Waterford city give up their wall space to some of the best street artists around, from both home and abroad, including James Earley, Dan Leo, Le Bas, ADW and so many more of our favourites. 40 walls – 40 reasons to be proud of Ireland’s immense street art scene.
In this interview with Timi, Edel & Louise talk about attending Wynwood Walls in Miami and finding inspiration to take a festival like this back home. They also delve into what it’s like working with so many established artists and the struggles of finding wall space and simply making it all come together. Have a listen to the story of a couple of people driven on by their passion for street art and bringing their city to life.
If you want to get involved, in what we think is Ireland’s most unique festival, it runs from the 25th – 28th of August and JJ Kavanagh runs buses from Dublin to Waterford daily. If you want to get even more involved and help contribute to the street art scene you can also sponsor the festival here.
One last thing, we promise, if you were at the festival you may have been interviewed on the street by our ol pal Bella Supiana, and you may pop up between bit of the interview, so keep those ears peeled.