The People’s Tower
Saturday 10 May
Throughout the day
In the days leading up to the Festival, people of all ages will come together to build hundreds of cardboard box bricks.
On Saturday morning construction begins; French Artist Olivier Grossetête is the architect as these community builders work together, igniting imaginations and reminiscing on the childhood wonder of playing with an empty cardboard box. The structure slowly becomes a spectacle to behold as a sky-scraping tower emerges, creating a magnificent cardboard reflection of St Peter Mancroft Church.
FROM 10am: COME AND HELP US BUILD THE GIANT STRUCTURE
FROM 3pm: MARVEL AT THE FINISHED RESULT
6pm: DELIGHT AS THIS CARDBOARD MONUMENT COMES TOPPLING TO THE GROUND
Produced by UZArts
This performance has received a Mobility aid by the INSITU network, in the frame of the META project. Villes éphémères which The People’s Tower is part of, has received a Creation aid by the IN SITU network, in the frame of the META project. The co-producers are: Lieux Publics (Marseilles, France), Košice 2013 – European Capital of Culture (Košice, Slovakia), UZ Arts (Glasgow, United Kingdom).This project has been funded with support from the European Commission (DGEAC – Culture programme)