Trigger are working in partnership with Wakefield Council to invite district-based community and participation groups to be part of this once in a lifetime spectacular city-wide event.
On her journey, The Hatchling will encounter community groups from across Wakefield. We want to work with Wakefield homegrown participation groups and the wider community to activate and animate areas of the city with ‘flash-mob’ style events, and to celebrate the local community and talent on the stage (streets!) of Wakefield.
No matter your background or experience, we want to involve every group and person who is excited, captivated and inspired by the story of The Hatchling.
Our brilliant creative team are poised to assist in refining your concept, ranging from conducting workshops with your group leader to guiding you through any creative challenges you might encounter. This is an opportunity for your group to take centre stage, showcasing your remarkable abilities to the Wakefield community and to encourage new members to your exciting groups.
Whether you are a group of knitters, a choir, street dance troupe or cycling team, we want Wakefield groups to create moments that our dragon can respond on her journey through Wakefield city centre, whilst showcasing Wakefield’s homegrown talent. Offer us a suggestion and we’ll work together to bring it to life and find its place in the dragon’s journey. This could be anything from:
• Colour coordinated people (for example: all in yellow hats or wearing red jackets) who appear amongst the crowd and attract the dragon in a particular direction or confuse it by moving through the crowd
• Game-playing groups – these might provide something for the dragon to observe and relate to by making patterns in the crowd with colour or movement
• Cyclists or other distinctive travellers who circle the dragon at a particular point in the dragon’s journey
• A group/person with a particular skill – like exceptional parkour performers, singers, poet or roller bladers – might allow a way to focus a public space
• A choir singing a lullaby to help the dragon sleep
• A chant that can be passed on to on watching audience
• A series of movements or gestures started by a group, that can be easily picked up by audience members
• A choir, individual singer/musician singing to the dragon as she soars in the sky
The simpler the idea, the better.