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Barshaw Park plays host to a new theatrical cycling experience

Get on your bike for a theatrical cycling experience as part of the 2014 Commonwealth Games Cultural Programme.

Touring parks and green spaces across Scotland in June and July, The Spokesmen, created by Visible Fictions Theatre Company, will visit Barshaw Park in Paisley on 4, 5 and 6 June.

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The Spokesmen is an outdoor theatre performance with a difference: the audience and cast are all on bikes!

This whirlwind cycle of discovery will take you to haunted woods, the natural habitat of some surprising creatures and a historical battle ground – all with a little pop culture sprinkled into the mix.

Directed and written by Douglas Irvine and performed by Alan McHugh and Simon Donaldson, this comedy piece has been created for a family audience. Designed by Sergey Jakovsky, you’ll be amazed what a bike can do!

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The Spokesmen’s writer and director Douglas Irvine commented:

“There’s something magical about riding a bike, particularly if you haven’t been on one for a while; it transports you to another place, one of freedom and childhood. This outdoor theatre piece has a sense of play and adventure about it and we hope that young and old alike will be inspired to get on their bikes and experience the great outdoors.”

Feel the wind in your hair as you pedal through this bonkers show, Barshaw Park will never be the same again.

The Spokesmen is suitable for families with children aged 8 and over. All bikes and safety equipment will be provided.

Performances of The Spokesmen will take place at Barshaw Park on 4, 5 and 6 June at 6pm each day. Tickets cost £8 and are available now at the Box Office at Paisley Arts Centre or by phone on 0300 300 1210. Please note we will require age and height information for all participants at the point of booking in order to fit bikes and safety equipment.

For further information on The Spokesmen, future events and exhibitions log onto www.renfrewshire.gov.uk/events or follow us on www.facebook.com/renfrewshirearts or www.twitter.com/RenArtsMuseums[/vc_column_text][vc_separator icon=”star”][/vc_column][/vc_row]