TONIGHT’S edition of The Apprentice (BBC1, 9pm) features a sneak preview of some of the urban art talent to be seen at the second annual Sand, Sea & Spray art event in Blackpool next month.
This week the apprentice candidates are featured selling urban art and included in the programme are Copyright – whose work has been sold in Lytham’s Sides Art Gallery for over three years, Nathan Bowen who painted on North Pier in last year’s Sand, Sea & Spray and Pure Evil, who will be featured this year.
Organiser Robin Ross said: “We are proud to include in the line up of over 40 artists from across the globe, Charley Edwards – better known as Pure Evil whose Nightmares series of images have been critically acclaimed across the art world.
“Pure Evil Gallery features today’s hottest talent and recently hosted the first London show from My Dog Sighs who Blackpool has taken to its heart since his painting at Sand Sea & Spray 2011.”
The free entry event – dubbed “Spraywatch” – will take place from June 15 to 17 16 at six locations throughout Blackpool (including Deansgate, North Pier Sun Lounge and Adelaide Street Car Park) and this year will include a live stage featuring street dance and fashion shows in the Winter Gardens Olympia.
Charley Edwards says of his first visit to Blackpool: “I can’t wait and I’m so looking forward to the event.
“I’m always looking for new territory, Mongolia to Moscow... Blackpool is the New Frontier.”