Grace’s time @templeworksleeds had come to a close after a lovely 6 months and many a memories for a lot of swandeliers, as fate would have it a series of (literal) events lead to the finding of Grace’s new custodians. Which involves a great thank you to James from Lumen for pointing out the way.
Last week, Grace the Swan completed her 127 mile journey along the Leeds Liverpool canal, with BBC Radio Leeds presenters Adam pope and Katherine Hannah at the helm. The team were welcomed into Granary Wharf by regional news crews and hundreds of supporters. In all, the Sport Relief pedalo challenge raised over £50,000 for charity. Massive well done to the BBC team, Alison, Adam and Hannah, the Swandeliers who helped out now and then along the way, and of course, Grace herself.
On Wed 14th March, Grace the Swan set sail finally on her 127 mile long journey on the Leeds Liverpool canal to raise money for Sport Relief,
video by Tim Brunsden
What is Swan Pedalo? Where did she come from? And what has she been doing since she flew the coop in November 2010?
Read about Grace’s adventure and the growing Open Source Swan Pedalo community in our first ever Swan Log Book.
The last big move of 2011 (not counting the joyride) was taking Swan Pedalo to Leeds in preparation for the launch of next years’ Sport Relief challenge.
Phantom Circuit is a programme of strange and wonderful sound waves that you can hear streamed over the internet.
Featured below is their first report on the Full of Noises festival 2011, concentrating on events in Barrow Park, Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, on Saturday 6th August.
Hear from Dave Lynch, John O’Shea and Re-Dock intern Rebecca Mulvaney regarding the Swan Pedalo Broadcast experience. Also there is a nice interview with fellow Swandelier Ross Dalziel about the Sound Network “Crazy Golf Hack”.
While we’re waiting for footage of our fantastic Swan Pedalo Broadcasts to emerge from Barrow take a look at this super-strange and totally coincidental swan pedalo broadcast made at East Park in Hull by my very good friend Corona Smith from the Zoo & Logical Times using a mobile phone and an application called Bambuser. Spooky!