Are you ready to Write the City? Future Way is public installation art project seeking to engage the community of Bristol in Redcliffe’s redevelopment through a playful and exciting exploration of the area.
Working with The Redcliffe Neighbourhood Development Forum in collaboration with published authors, budding writers, artists, architects and community groups, Future Way reveals a series of virtual fictions which immerse the reader between worlds and creatively challenges the way we view our city.
“The Redcliffe Neighbourhood Development Forum is a community group whose mission is to re-imagine and re-make Bristol’s Redcliffe Way.” Redcliffe Forum
Stories are “tagged” to locations within Redcliffe forming a series of fictional trails to be followed through the physical city. These tags can be scanned via QR codes, and accessed via a password located on the tag. Follow the Future Way Map to discover locations.
Future Way stories have been selected through a month long competition with winning entries by four hugely talented local authors: Angela Brooks, Grace Palmer, David J Rodger and Judy Darley.
The installation will be launched at 1pm on Friday 1st May outside the North Entrance of St Mary Redcliffe Parish Church and will be running indefinitely over the bank holiday weekend and into the coming months.
So explore, play and enjoy as you discover a new magic to Redcliffe and unlock its hidden futures. What does your future Redcliffe hold?
For more information on Future Way visit www.bristolstorytrail.wordpress.com/redcliffe-future-way/ and follow on Twitter @DoaSLiveFiction
Calling all doodlers, ponderers, writers, poets and dreamers!
Submit a short story for a chance to be part of an exciting and unique, collaborative public art project in Redcliffe, Bristol.
Following the success of the Bristol Story Trail earlier in the year, get ready for Future Way brought to you by Dream of a Shadow, an online project bridging the gap between reality and fantasy through storytelling.
Working with The Redcliffe Neighbourhood Development Forum (), Future Way seeks to engage the people of Redcliffe and the wider community of Bristol through a playful and exciting exploration of the area using storytelling.
This is an amazing opportunity for published authors and budding writers in Bristol to collaborate with artists, architects and community groups in a first-of-its-kind, art project which challenges the way we view our city.
Contributors are encouraged to think about how Redcliffe may be used in the future and set tales within this. Because of the nature of the project, the brief is quite specific and submissions must meet the following criteria:
- All entries must be set in the future Redcliffe area (how far is up to you)
- All entries should be in 3-5 sections of 250 words (max) each, forming a trail through the area
- Each section is planned to be tagged to a specific point within Redcliffe, i.e. a wall, lamp post, street, door etc.
The deadline for submissions is Monday 20th April 2015, so there’s plenty of time to get writing.
Please look at the website for the full brief before getting the pens out!
For any queries tweet us @DoaSLiveFiction and be sure to follow to stay up to date!
Happy writing and good luck!