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Interactive cycle journey around Newbury part of Corn Exchange festival

With a smartphone, a narrator and a delicate score by Blanket, you can be guided through the streets of Newbury next weekend in an intruiging journey .

Whether you explore by bicycle, wheelchair, mobility scooter, alternative cycle or even on foot, you'll be asked questions about your life, searching for a place to hide your answer to each one. As you travel around, you can choose - answer another question or look for the hiding places of others and hear what strangers have to say.

From Friday (June 4) to Sunday, the Corn Exchange and 101 Outdoor Arts Creation Space are in inviting people to cycle through the town's streets as part of Rider Spoke, an interactive experience presented by Blast Theory as part of the Out of Doors Festival.

Rider Spoke (47653830)
Rider Spoke (47653830)

Blast Theory are known internationally as one of the most adventurous artists’ groups using interactive media, creating groundbreaking new forms of performance and interactive art that mixes audiences across the internet, live performance and digital broadcasting.

Rider Spoke was first shown at the Barbican in London in 2007 and has now been redeveloped for a socially distanced experience. With a narrator and a delicate score by Blanket, it explores the intimacy that can be found through distance and anonymity. As we re-emerge from private spaces into a shared world, it’s an opportunity to say things that might otherwise go unsaid and, fascinatingly, hear what others have to say.

This experience is suitable for a diverse range of access needs. As well as choosing your preferred mode of transport, access technologies can be offered and additional assistance is available on request.

Time slots are available between Friday and Sunday 6.30pm – 9.30pm. Tickets are free, but places must be booked in advance. Suitable for ages 16+. To book your tickets, call the Corn Exchange box office on 0845 5218 218 (calls cost 2p per minute plus your telephone company’s access charge) or visit www.cornexchangenew.com

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