2 June to 1 September
Wheels of Wonder Exhibition
Wheels of Wonder is a new exhibition featuring work by contemporary artists and makers responding to, or inspired the bicycle. The exhibition includes weird and inventive people powered contraptions, and art inspired by, or using movement and motion. There promises to be plenty to interest young and old, cyclists and non-cyclists alike.
Wheels of Wonder is part of cycling themed events across North Lincolnshire in 2012, celebrating movement and motion, and picking up on a long history of cycle manufacture, use, and competition in the region.
The exhibition will include photography, sculpture, performance, painting and video, alongside work by leading designers and manufacturers alongside a selection of stylish, technological and wacky wheeled machines.
Events at 20-21 Visual Arts Centre
Saturday 2 June
Wheeled Wonder Day
Join us for the opening of the Wheels of Wonder exhibition, celebrating cycling, on two wheels and beyond, featuring performances, demonstrations, fun and creative activities suitable for all the family.
Free entry. 10am to 4pm. Suitable for all the family. Under 8s must be accompanied by a participating adult.
23 – 29 June
Wild and Wacky Races
As part of the Recycle Now Week and our Wheels of Wonder exhibition, join us on the gallery activity table to create the wildest and wackiest vehicle you can imagine from recyclable materials.
14 – 20 July
Join us on the gallery activity table to have fun making a spinning wheel, just don’t get dizzy!
31 July – 2 August
‘You are a Champion’ Medals
We are all a champion at something, join us on the gallery activity table and create your own medal to show it.
3 – 4 August
Champions Olive Wreath
Inspired by the ancient Greek games, come and create an olive wreath for your champion.
Events Elsewhere in North Lincolnshire
14 and 15 July
Cycle Song – the Opera
As part of the imove Cultural Olympiad programme in Yorkshire, witness two truly spectacular performances of a brand new opera, celebrating the steely determination and awesome achievements of Albert ‘Lal’ White, the Scunthorpe steelworker who won a silver medal for cycling at the 1920 Antwerp Olympic Games.
Featuring nearly 2,000 performers and written by Ian McMillan, with a score by Tim Sutton, the performances will be a truly memorable celebration of an unsung local hero. Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th July at Brumby Hall Sports Ground. 9pm (gates open at 7.30pm).
Cycle Song is being produced by Scunthorpe Cooperative Junior Choir and Proper Job Theatre Company, in partnership with North Lincolnshire Council and imove: a Cultural Olympiad programme in Yorkshire www.imoveand.com.
Tickets: £10, £5 conc
To book, visit: www.scunthorpetheatres.co.uk
Events at Normanby Hall Country Park
1 April 2012 until 28 September
The Lal White Story
An exhibition to celebrate North Lincolnshire’s greatest cyclist and only Olympic medal winner at Normanby Hall costume gallery.
1 April 2012 until 28 September
Elswick-Hopper Cycles of Barton
An exhibition in the farming museum which tells the potted history of Elswick-Hopper Cycle Co. Ltd of Barton-Upon-Humber at Normanby Hall Country Park.