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Keith Harrison presents Joyride, a Jerwood Open Forest commission

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Tackeroo Site

Cannock Chase Forest WS15 2UA

Penkridge Bank Rd

Rugeley

WS15 2UA

United Kingdom

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Keith Harrison presents Joyride, a Jerwood Open Forest commission. A one-off live event at Cannock Chase Forest, Tackeroo Site. Saturday 30 September 2017, 5.30 - 8pm

At dusk, Keith Harrison will release a full size clay replica of the final Rover 75 to leave the Longbridge carplant production line, down a temporary 10-metre high ramp:

At this point, I want to use this energy, this velocity to re-launch the vehicle; it is a release in the forest in all senses, at the edge of night and into unknown territory’

Joyride will be accompanied by a specially commissioned soundtrack and radio transmission that the audience will be able to tune into.

Visitors are invited to watch this spectacular event from viewing the craftsmanship of the model up close through to witnessing its ceremonial release.


Location: Cannock Chase Forest – Tackeroo Site, Penkridge Bank Rd, Rugeley, WS15 2UA Grid ref SK004169

Artist Keith Harrison was awarded a major £30,000 commission through the most recent edition of Jerwood Open Forest, an initiative established by Forestry Commission England and Jerwood Charitable Foundation, with support from Arts Council England. Joyride is a community-focused live event, which brings together personal and social narratives around the automotive industry in the West Midlands.

Tickets:

Free entry for all pedestrians booking essential. A minibus will be available from either Rugeley station to the site.

Onsite parking £5 per car (maximum 200 spaces). Car tickets are redeemable at the on-site catering for refreshments


Event Timings

5.30 – 6.30pm

The clay Rover 75 replica and a collection of classic Rover cars will be on display to the public.

6.30 – 7pm

The clay car will be elevated to the top of the ramp ready for the launch at dusk.

7 – 7.15pm

The clay car will be released from the top of the ramp.

7.30 – 8pm

Visitors will be able to view the crash scene.

How to get there

By car

Tackeroo site is 3 miles from Rugeley Town. There are 3 available car parks on site, all free of charge.

Tackeroo:

There is limited parking onsite at Tackeroo which will be filled on a first come first serve basis. Additional parking will be at:

Penkridge Bank:

Penkridge Bank Car Park directly opposite the entrance to the Tackeroo site

Penkridge Bank Car Park, Penkridge Bank Rd, Rugeley, WS15 2UA

Birches Valley Visitor Centre:

Birches Valley Forest Centre car park is a 5 min drive from the Tackeroo Site. We do not recommend walking between the site and Birches Valley car park. There will be a free mini bus pick up every 30 minutes from 5.15pm to Tackeroo and free minibus return service after the event finishes at 8pm.

Birches Valley Forest Centre, Birches Valley, Rugeley, Staffs, WS15 2UQ

Public Transport

The nearest train stations are Rugeley Trent Valley and Rugeley Town. There will be a free mini bus pick up every 30 minutes from 4.45 pm to Tackeroo from Rugeley Trent Valley and Rugeley Town and free minibus return service after the event from 8pm.

Clothing

This is an outdoor event with no shelter and for your own comfort please bring suitable clothing for all weather conditions. We recommend bringing a torch to get to and from the car parks.

Accessibility

Tackeroo site has rough terrain, for disabled parking and wheelchair access contact the event manager directly ruth@ruthlloyd.com.

Flashing lights will be used during this event.

Due to the high sound levels, flashing lights and unsheltered conditions we do not recommend bringing young children or pets to this event.


On-site facilities

There will be portaloos on the event site and full public facilities at the nearby Birches Valley Visitor Centre. There will be food and drink available to buy on-site.


First launched in 2013 and now in its second edition, Jerwood Open Forest is a collaboration between Jerwood Charitable Foundation and Forestry Commission England with the support of Arts Council England. Commissions realised through the inaugural 2014 initiative include Hrafn: Conversations with Odin composed by Chris Watson and produced by Iain Pate and spherical sculpture Cosmos by artist duo Semiconductor (Ruth Jarman and Joe Gerhardt) which remains on permanent display at Alice Holt Forest in Surrey.


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Tackeroo Site

Cannock Chase Forest WS15 2UA

Penkridge Bank Rd

Rugeley

WS15 2UA

United Kingdom

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Refund Policy

No Refunds

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