Tour de France Small Commissions

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What We Do

The Culture Consortium obtained a £50,000 grant from the Arts Council in Autumn 2013 for Small Art Commissions for the Tour de France Yorkshire Festival (March – July 2014). This was designed to highlight Sheffield-based artistic talent on a world stage.

30 commissions were made, involving more than 170 artists and performers, ranging from choral folk music to giant cycling puppets, brass band music, a unicycle display team, giant fabric flowers, poetry, land art and circus skills.

27th – 30th March, City Centre
Ruthie Ford Textiles
27th – 30th March
8 giant crocheted flowers (Peace Gardens, outside Town Hall, Barkers Pool)
Painting the City Yellow
27th March
Peace Gardens and Barkers Pool fountains dyed fluorescent yellow
Cabaret Boom and Bust
27th March
Parody of motorbike display team (Tudor Square)
CADS
29th and 30th March
Sculptural movable countdown clock (Winter Garden)
Brian Trevaskiss
28th, 29th and 30th March
Pedal powered printing press for commemorative poster (Town Hall Square)
Regather
30th March
Bike Decorating – links to Peleton, engagement programme and bike cavalcade in July (Barkers Pool)
Albion
30th March
Classical folk choir (Millennium Galleries)
5th – 6th July, City Centre
Regather
5th July
Bike Decoration and Cavalcade (Barkers Pool)
Stephen Burt
5th July
Poetry Zone with Matt Black (Winter Gardens)
Kidology – Daisy Bell
5th and 6th July
Musical sculpture made of bicycle bells (Town Hall Square)
Ruthie Ford
5th and 6th July
10 giant flowers (Peace Gardens to Barkers Pool)
Cabaret Boom and Bust
6th July
Parody of motorbike display team (Peace Gardens)
Five Rivers Morris
6th July
Massed Morris dancing (Barkers Pool / Tudor Square)
Don Valley Bowl
Art in the Park
6th July
Huge aerial view mural
Stephen Burt
6th July
Poetry Zone themed on bicycles; performance
Dry Stone Walling Association
6th July
Display
Brian Trevaskiss
6th July
Pedal powered printing press
Ruthie Ford
6th July
Giant flowers
Coronation Park, Oughtibridge
Oughtibridge Brass Band
6th July
Roof banner with artist input and band performance
Bradfield Parish Council
6th July
Greentop Circus
Oughtibridge Primary School
5th – 6th July
Bike image on school field including childrens’ art work and input of a local artist
Art in the Park
Workshops leading up, and 6th July
Crazy bunting and banner workshops
Wincobank Common
Unbeatable Energy
5th July
Drumming workshops and performance with 3 local schools
Heeley City Farm
5th – 6th July
Iron Age roundhouse with spoke wheel roof, panels decorated by local schools
Paul Evans
5th – 6th July
Massive eco land art, visible from the air
Friends of Wincobank Hill
5th – 6th July
Wincobank en fete
Abbeyfield Park
Greentop circus
5th July
Unicycle dance and training
Art in the Park
6th July
Art in the Park crazy bunting workshop
Patrick Amber
6th July
Giant cycling rod-puppet
Little Red Light
Up to and on 6th July
Movie (ways to cross the Channel on a bike) and family picnic (Sponsored by Durham Duplex
High Bradfield
FGOWI Ltd
5th – 6th July
Community hub with artists and performance. Letterpress commemorative printing