Event

HAPPIDROME FOUR

11 Sep 2010 – 12 Sep 2010

Event times

Saturday 11 Sep 11am-4pm (reading 4-5pm), Sunday 12 Sep 11-5pm

Cost of entry

Free admission

HAPPIDROME

Helston, United Kingdom

Address

Travel Information

  • Bus number T2 leaves from Truro every 2 hours from 9.30.
  • By road follow B3083/B3293 from Helston

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About

Sovay Berriman, Sara Bowler, Bruce Davies, Patrick Lowry and Kate Ogley have created new work in response to a unique site in Cornwall.

Goonhilly Downs is home to many things, amongst them a national nature reserve and a former satellite earth station, alongside the remains of Bronze Age barrows and a World War Two radar station. The artists have responded to the site, its histories and associations to create an intense two-day event.

Happidrome Four is the fourth manifestation for this artist-led initiative undertaken with the support of Natural England who manage the reserve. This year it also has financial support from Arts Council England's Grants for the Arts and Cornwall Council's Feast programme. A welcome addition is the provision of power provided by a local company, Kraft Maus, who generate electricity for remote locations using renewable energy ' in this case solar panels and a wind turbine.

From bouncing round the site on a space hopper, to listening to a reading of TS Elliott's, The Wasteland, Happidrome Four will engage its audience in diverse ways over two days of direct engagement.

Programme of events
11 September 11am-4pm
Bruce Davies: 'Space Hopper 2010'; takes place around the site ' wear suitable clothing for active sports
Patrick Lowry: Hidden Agenda, installation in the R-Block
Kate Ogley: Sound installation within the R-Block
Sara Bowler: 'Goonhilly Taskscape', installation in the R-Block and 'Piskey Farm of Croft Noweth', installation at an abandoned farm on Goonhilly Downs ' wear suitable clothing if walking on the Downs

11 September 4pm-5pm
Sovay Berriman: Reading Two: The Wasteland (T.S.Eliot) takes place in a building close to the car park ' bring rugs, seats and blankets

12 September 11am-5pm
Bruce Davies: 'Space Hopper 2010'; takes place around the site ' wear suitable clothing for active sports
Patrick Lowry: Hidden Agenda, installation in the R-Block
Kate Ogley: Sound installation within the R-Block
Sara Bowler: 'Goonhilly Taskscape', installation in the R-Block and 'Piskey Farm of Croft Noweth', installation at an abandoned farm on Goonhilly Downs ' wear suitable clothing if walking on the Downs

Directions
To get to the R-Block leave the car park on foot and follow the main track. The R-Block is directly in front of you and the main entrance is around the back (continue following the path and take the next path first right).

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