Host: Blast Theory
Venue: East Street Arts, Patrick Studios, St Mary’s Lane, Mabgate, Leeds, LS9 7EH.
Dates & Times: Saturday 6th – Sunday 7th July (7pm – 10pm / Limited Hourly Places / free entry). Game/play cycle approx 75mins.
Bookings: You will need to book as spaces are limited. If you would like to take part in Rider Spoke, please visit our Eventbrite page to reserve a place. Bicycles are provided or use your own.
Join Blast Theory’s captivating journey through the streets of Leeds and take part in this groundbreaking mapping project at Patrick Studios. Rider Spoke invites cyclists to follow instructions from a handheld computer & leave their thoughts at specific locations across the city for others to discover.
Triggered by WiFi, Rider Spoke asks questions that provoke memories and confessions, leaving a trail of recorded answers for the next rider and creating a new interactive map of Leeds.
Four times BAFTA nominated Blast Theory are world renowned as pioneers of immersive theatre, game play and mobile technology. They are seeking cyclists to take part in this free event; you will need to book a place to reserve a bike and computer. You can bring your own bike but booking is essential.
Rider Spoke premiered with a sold out season at the Barbican, London in 2007. Other venues include British Council Athens, Brighton Festival, Budapest Autumn Festival, Museum of Contemporary Art Sydney, Adelaide Film Festival, Copenhagen Metropolis Biennial, Edinburgh British Council Showcase, Linz Capital of Culture, Ars Electronica, Bristol Do at Arnolfini, a site- specific version for FACT Liverpool, and presentations at es.Terni, Italy, and University College Falmouth.
“As soon as it was over, I wanted more. Rider Spoke was magical … “ (ICON magazine)
“A gloriously enlivening piece of theatre… it manages to embrace the remorseless rush of the city while insisting on the individual’s ability to pierce it with quiet reflection.“ (Metro)