Spill Festival: Monumental Constructions: OLIVIER GROSSETÊTE + THE BÂTISSES SOEURS
You are invited to join world-renowned French artist Olivier Grossetête on the Cornhill to imagine and build Cardinal Wolsey’s Tudor college entirely from cardboard and
You are invited to join world-renowned French artist Olivier Grossetête on the Cornhill to imagine and build Cardinal Wolsey’s Tudor college entirely from cardboard and tape!
The Cardinal never got to see the designs for his college completed; all that’s left of it today is the historic Wolsey Gate on College Street near St Peter’s Church. This October, we will finish building it together, before gathering for a public demolition — a huge, joyful celebration of Ipswich and its people.
Since 2000, Olivier Grossetête has travelled across the world to create almost 250 different constructions inspired by local architecture, visiting five continents and recruiting thousands of people in his adventure.
What to Expect
This is a family-friendly spectacle that takes place outside on Cornhill. As an audience member, you’re welcome to get involved as much or as little as you like, joining in with the build (and helping us tear it down after), or watching from a distance as the college comes together.
Generously supported by Ipswich Borough Council, Ipswich Central and Thomas Wolsey 550.
21 (Saturday) 10:00 am - 22 (Sunday) 4:00 pm(GMT+01:00)