Furtherfield People’s Magna Carta – Street Events

7 October, 2015

Furtherfield bring two weekends full of street games and events to Lincoln High Street for Frequency ’15. Create your own manifesto, draw a new video game, get involved with a lightening speed debate or just shout at a brick, as Frequency Festival takes over the High Street and Brayford Wharf.

Manifesto! – Holly Gramazio

Holly Gramazio and Sophie Sampson of Matheson Marcault are bringing their interactive game Manifesto! to the streets of Lincoln on 24th and 25th October. A fast and funny game exploring some of the tensions inherent in the democratic process. Work against the other team to get your manifesto out there first, but make sure it’s something you can all stand behind! The game asks you to think about personal beliefs and compromise via the medium of flags, boards and shouting. Drop in for ten minutes to play or see the online gallery at

Holly Gramazio and Sophie Sampson from Frequency Festival on Vimeo.
24-25 October, 10.30-5pm, High Street (Shopping Centre Main Entrance)

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Everywhere A Sign: A Guided Walk by Tim Waterman

Tim Waterman is a landscape architect, urbanist, and writer who writes about taste, democracy, and power in landscapes.

The walk looks at how the urban landscape has evolved to provide cues to human behaviour, to improve or curtail our freedoms in the city, and to facilitate or hinder the construction of civil society and the public realm. In the spirit of Magna Carta, the walk through Lincoln’s streets explores how our freedoms and the right to the city and landscape are mutually assured by trespass, dissent, resistance and manners.

24 Oct 3pm and 25 oct 11am
Meeting point: Speakers’ Corner (High Street and Cornhill)

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Challenging A Brick – Stephen Sheehan

The brick will always me a brick, no matter how much you scream at it.

Reprising a three minute action of screaming at a brick. To be performed live once by the artist and then repeated by local theatre students.

Born and living in Birkenhead Stephen Sheehan is an artist creating a variety of work, ranging from films to performances. Challenging A Brick will be an impromptu street performance to be performed live once by the artist and then repeated by local theatre students in various locations along the festival trail.

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The Rewriting of the Magna Carta

A participatory work for the people of Lincoln. A team of social media scribes will observe and listen for insights and utterings of participants in the street activities, sharing them back into the net via a selection of popular hashtags.

Play Your Place: Play the MC

People of all ages bring their experience, aspirations and expertise to public game-jam events through two world-forming activities: drawing and play. The result is hundreds of drawings and a new platform game level of People’s Magna Carta of Lincoln.
31 October – 01 November, 11-4pm

Talkaoke: A pop up talk show led by The People Speak

A pop-up talk show, set up on the street around an illuminated round table with an enthusiastic host sitting in the middle on a swivel chair. Participants are given the microphone whenever they want, coming and going as they please, generating a conversational journey from one unexpected subject to another.

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31 October – 01 November, 11-5pm
Sat 31 Oct at Cornhill and Sun 01 Nov tbc


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