Take a cycle ride in the streets around the Barbican. A games console mounted on your handlebars will guide you as you roll through the City of London. Slip down an alley and find yourself in a quiet corner. Make a recording then move on glimpsing traces of other players, eavesdropping under a bridge or from the top of a multi story car park.
Rider Spoke mixes theatre and location-based games to create an interactive installation on the streets. It continues Blast Theory's groundbreaking sequence of games where none of the usual rules apply.
£10 including bike hire, £5 bring your own bike
Customers are required to leave a credit/debit card number as deposit for the console/bike hire and helmet hire.
Helmets are recommended and will be supplied with bike hire. Customers bringing their own bike are encouraged to bring their own helmet.
For safety reasons, tickets for Rider Spoke are not available to under 18s.
Times: slots available every 15 mins between 17:00 and 20:45
If you have your own bike: Enter through the car park entrance on Silk Street that is signposted Setting Down/Car Parks. Turn right towards car parks 3 and 5. The Rider Spoke team will be on the right hand side at the end of the Barbican Roadway. The team will look after your bike while you collect your ticket.
If you are hiring a bike: Go to the box office on level -1 to collect your ticket where you will be directed to the Rider Spoke team.
Cloakroom facilities are available
Created by Blast Theory in collaboration with The Mixed Reality Lab at University of Nottingham and Sony Net Services as a part of IPerG (Integrate Project on Pervasive Games)
Supported by Arts Council England
Click here to read Leo Benedictus' feature article (The Guardian, 3 Oct 07) about Rider Spoke.
The Centre for Excellence in Training for Theatre is presenting Blast Theory, Rider Spoke and new frontiers in performance, a presentation and discussion at the Central School of Speech and Drama on Tue 16 Oct at 5.30pm. Tickets are free of charge. To book a place email firstname.lastname@example.org with the name of each person who will be attending.
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