Rider Spoke - Blast Theory

Cycle through the streets, searching for the perfect place to hide a secret. Ride on and the voices of strangers will draw you to new and unknown places.

image © Blast Theory

Please note: This is a partner volunteering opportunity. Your contact details will be sent to Blast Theory and they will be directly responsible for managing the 'Rider Spoke' volunteer team for the duration of the show's run.


Cycle through the streets, searching for the perfect place to hide a secret. Ride on and the voices of strangers will draw you to new and unknown places. 

Rider Spoke invites you on a ride guided by a smartphone app with a narrator and a delicate score by Blanket. 

Blast Theory are renowned internationally as one of the most adventurous artists' groups, creating ground-breaking work mixing interactive media, digital broadcasting and live performance.

Rider Spoke premiered with a sold-out season at the Barbican in London and has since been shown in 20 cities worldwide.  


WHAT YOU WILL DO:

  • Welcome and greet guests arriving for the event
    Help the participant to set up the electronic recording device on participants’ bikes
  • Provide advice and guidance about the event.
    Set up and pack up the electronic devices at the start and end of each evening’s session

    VOLUNTEER EXPECTATION:
  • Interest in arts, tech or cycling
  • Comfortable on foot for entire shift and working at night
  • Knowledge of the local area
  • Confident speaking to the public
    Technically minded - using apps, changing phone settings, using different headphones
  • Practical bike skills - fixing mounts to bikes, pumping up tyres, confident cyclist
  • Awareness of access needs
  • Volunteers will commit to a minimum of 5 shows during the course of the Festival
  • It’s NOT essential that volunteers have all of these skills and there are various roles we can allocate based on skillset.
  • Travel to and from the venue can be reimbursed on receipt of tickets / receipts.
  • Volunteers will wear a 'costume' for this event. A long-sleeved check shirt and dark blue jeans (either volunteers' own or can be borrowed from Brighton Festival)
  • Volunteers will need to attend a training session prior to the event. This is likely to be on 28th, 29th or 30th April.

 

WHEN:
½ - 1 Day Training on 28th, 29th or 30th April. Event runs from 1 – 22nd May (except Mondays).. The show runs 5 - 9:30pm each day (other than Mondays). The last group of 5 audience members begin at 9.30pm, so may not return on their bikes until 11pm.

 

Number of volunteers required: 16+ volunteers, (4 volunteers per shift) Volunteers will do a minimum of 5 shows during the course of the festival.