Our Freewheeling project was launched with a showing of the film Wadjda at the Ultimate Picture Palace.

Supported by the Arts Council,  the Freewheeling project is about creating a dialogue through art to address issues of freedoms and difference, objectification, identity, ending violence against women and girls, positive body image, resilience & the role of the bike as a vehicle for freedom and social change

Einstein said “A human being is a part of the whole universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest, a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a prison, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.”

The project has been split into two phases the run up to Carnival on 2 July 2017 and September 2017 –  Carnival 2018

Lead Artist Nicola Donovan
Project Management Miff Crockford

Light bikes project

For over five decades, the artist Judy Chicago has remained steadfast in her commitment to the power of art as a vehicle for intellectual transformation and social change and to women’s right to engage in the highest level of art production. As a result, she has become a symbol for people everywhere, known and respected as an artist, writer, teacher, feminist and humanist whose work and life are models for an enlarged definition of art, an expanded role for the artist, and women’s right to freedom of expression.

“Instead of leaving feeling like it was ‘nice’, visitors should be challenged by artworks to think about a story, object or location in a new way. The most successful projects seem to be those that can be understood by their audiences with small steps, which encourage us to take a different perspective or offer a playful twist on the familiar rather than a single large leap into the unknown.”

Katie Stoddart, Curator.

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Great British Bike Off poster