News/August 2020
Photo: Alex Kershaw

This year we’re redeveloping one of our most celebrated works and we need your help to test out the new version. The work takes place on bikes and involves cycling whilst making recordings and listening to other people’s.

Who should apply?

In testing the work, we want to involve different voices and perspectives so we can make this work as inclusive as possible. We know the art world is dominated by white, able-bodied, middle class people with university educations so we’re particularly interested to hear from you if you do not fit that description.

We’re specifically testing the work for accessibility – so if you have access needs and would like to take part, we’d love to hear from you.

Please email [email protected] including any details in your email – we’ll make any reasonable adjustments and we will ask you some specific questions about your experience to help us further develop the work.

Please note: you must be over 18 to take part in the test.


Time and Date:

If you’d like to help test a new Blast Theory work, check the following dates and time slots below:


Tuesday 11th August 
2:00 – 4:30pm 
2:30 – 5:00pm 


Monday 17th August 
3:00 – 5:30pm
3:30 – 6:00pm 


Blast Theory
Unit 5, 20 Wellington Road

BN41 1DN

For more about where we are, take a look at our contact page.


We are following government guidelines on social distancing. All equipment being used will be cleaned between uses. We ask that you bring a face mask or covering to wear for the duration of the tests. You will not have to enter the building and we will brief you on our outdoor terrace. You will then be asked to cycle around the local area during the piece and finally return to the terrace for a quick debrief.


We will provide a device to experience the work along with headphones to listen on. You will also need a bike and a helmet. If you’d like to attend but don’t have these we can provide some. If you have your own bike and helmet please let us know and bring them with you. 


Please also help us by completing our simple, anonymous monitoring form which you can find here so we can understand better who we’re reaching.