Blast Theory

Rider Spoke - King's Lynn

Norfolk Wonder

This is a past event which has now ended.

Start and end at the Custom House

After becoming a firm Festival favourite this year we are really happy to welcome back Blast Theory’s Rider Spoke to tour the county this autumn as part of Norfolk Wonder. Join us for a truly memorable exploration of King’s Lynn.

To cycle with no particular destination offers a rare freedom. Rider Spoke invites you on a ride in search of the perfect place to hide a secret. Guided by a narrator and a delicate score by Blanket, explore the area by bike for an hour. Think about the people in your life while you ride. Record messages and share them with strangers you will never meet. Ride on and the voices of strangers will draw you to new and unknown places.

To take part, you are provided with a smartphone and mount to place onto your handlebars. Just bring your bike or borrow one of ours to begin your ride. We also offer a range of accessible options for non-cyclists (Contact the box-office to learn more).

Rider Spoke premiered with a sold-out season at the Barbican in London and has since been shown in 22 cities worldwide.

Based in Brighton, Blast Theory create internationally celebrated experiences that explore how we connect with strangers and how technology shapes society.

‘A gloriously enlivening piece of theatre …the show’s greatest gift is that it manages to embrace the remorseless rush of the City while insisting on the individual’s ability to pierce it with quiet reflection.’ Metro

‘We are truly fortunate in this century, in the wired and anonymous city, to have rediscovered Aboriginal notions of songlines and Dreamtime, to explore with the aid of mobile technology a new form of strangely low-tech play. Rider Spoke was magical.’ Icon

Important information

Age guidance: 16+

Duration: around 1 hour 15 minutes

Starting & End Point: Custom House, King’s Lynn, PE30 1HP

Accessibility: Blast Theory have tested Rider Spoke for use by audiences with diverse access needs. We welcome you to take part on your bicycle, wheelchair, mobility scooter, alternative cycle or on foot.

 

We also offer some assistive technologies, suggested routes and additional assistance – including a free ticket for your personal assistant or buddy – on request.

 

Please click here to read the Access FAQs to find out more and contact the Box Office on boxoffice@nnfestival.org.uk or 01603 531800 to book a ticket with additional assistance. For full T’s & C’s click here.

 

Helmets: Please bring your own helmet to take part in Rider Spoke. We ask that you wear a helmet to take part. There will be a limited number of helmets available for you to borrow.

Would you like to borrow a bike?

Want to take part but don’t have access to a bicycle?

You can borrow a bike for free at the 2pm, 4pm & 6pm each day. Just select one of these performances and then select the ticket type ‘Borrow a Bike’.

There’s up to four bikes available at each of these performances.

Before taking part in Rider Spoke you will have to agree to the following disclaimer.

Watch: Rider Spoke at Brighton Festival

Part of Norfolk Wonder

Experience and explore Norfolk’s wonders trough a trio of activities this autumn. Across Brecks and Broads, coast and country, uncover something truly memorable.  

Rider Spoke is one of the projects we’re presenting this autumn as Norfolk Wonder, along with commissioning three new artist-led walks in towns on the Norfolk coast; and shining a spotlight on the workshops, demonstration and trails as part of Norfolk Open Studios.

Find out more about Norfolk Wonder here

Tickets

Essential companions: Any audience member requiring an essential carer/companion can get one free ticket. Relevant discounts or concessions still apply to the paid ticket.

Read our Covid-Safety information here

Select a performance

Friday

8 October

02:00 pm

£5.00

Friday

8 October

02:30 pm

£5.00

Friday

8 October

03:00 pm

£5.00

Friday

8 October

03:30 pm

£5.00

Friday

8 October

04:00 pm

£5.00

Friday

8 October

04:30 pm

£5.00

Friday

8 October

05:00 pm

£5.00

Friday

8 October

05:30 pm

£5.00

Friday

8 October

06:00 pm

£5.00

Saturday

9 October

02:00 pm

£5.00

Saturday

9 October

02:30 pm

£5.00

Saturday

9 October

03:00 pm

£5.00

Saturday

9 October

03:30 pm

£5.00

Saturday

9 October

04:00 pm

£5.00

Saturday

9 October

04:30 pm

£5.00

Saturday

9 October

05:00 pm

£5.00

Saturday

9 October

05:30 pm

£5.00

Saturday

9 October

06:00 pm

£5.00

Sunday

10 October

02:00 pm

£5.00

Sunday

10 October

02:30 pm

£5.00

Sunday

10 October

03:00 pm

£5.00

Sunday

10 October

03:30 pm

£5.00

Sunday

10 October

04:00 pm

£5.00

Sunday

10 October

04:30 pm

£5.00

Sunday

10 October

05:00 pm

£5.00

Sunday

10 October

05:30 pm

£5.00

Sunday

10 October

06:00 pm

£5.00

Friday

15 October

02:00 pm

£5.00

Friday

15 October

02:30 pm

£5.00

Friday

15 October

03:00 pm

£5.00

Friday

15 October

03:30 pm

£5.00

Friday

15 October

04:00 pm

£5.00

Friday

15 October

04:30 pm

£5.00

Friday

15 October

05:00 pm

£5.00

Friday

15 October

05:30 pm

£5.00

Friday

15 October

06:00 pm

£5.00

Saturday

16 October

02:00 pm

£5.00

Saturday

16 October

02:30 pm

£5.00

Saturday

16 October

03:00 pm

£5.00

Saturday

16 October

03:30 pm

£5.00

Saturday

16 October

04:00 pm

£5.00

Saturday

16 October

04:30 pm

£5.00

Saturday

16 October

05:00 pm

£5.00

Saturday

16 October

05:30 pm

£5.00

Saturday

16 October

06:00 pm

£5.00

Sunday

17 October

02:00 pm

£5.00

Sunday

17 October

02:30 pm

£5.00

Sunday

17 October

03:00 pm

£5.00

Sunday

17 October

03:30 pm

£5.00

Sunday

17 October

04:00 pm

£5.00

Sunday

17 October

04:30 pm

£5.00

Sunday

17 October

05:00 pm

£5.00

Sunday

17 October

05:30 pm

£5.00

Sunday

17 October

06:00 pm

£5.00

Rider Spoke was developed in collaboration with the Mixed Reality Lab at University of Nottingham, Sony Net Services and the Fraunhofer Institute as part of the European research project IPerG (Integrated Project on Pervasive Gaming). Blast Theory is supported by Arts Council England.

Norfolk Wonder is part of Norfolk County Council’s EXPERIENCE project

 

 


Masthead image: Rider Spoke at NNF21. Photo Mary Doggett

Festival Futures – Arts make life better

Norfolk & Norwich Festival brings tens of thousands of people together in celebration – it has been doing this for 250 years. Through our May festival and our arts education work, we lead and support celebration, creativity and curiosity in communities across Norfolk.

This year we launch a giving campaign, Festival Futures, to help ensure we continue this work for future generations.

2022’s campaign focuses on ‘Tomorrow’s World’ – the participants, audiences and artists of the future. We aim to raise £20,000 towards our Take Part: Schools programme and towards a range of programming at 2022’s Festival that provides participation and showcase opportunities for young people and early-career artists.  We believe that participation in the arts can increase confidence, creativity and academic results and that by creating performance and commissioning opportunities for the next generation of artists, we are ensuring the future of Norfolk & Norwich Festival. We need your support.

Make a Festival Futures donation to Norfolk & Norwich Festival.

Amount to Donate £ 0
£