In 1831, Bristolians took to the streets in revolt against the defeat of the Reform Bill in the House of Lords. Many buildings in Queen Square were burnt to the ground, hundreds of protestors were killed by dragoons, nearly ninety were sent to prison and four were hanged.
Mobile Bristol propose to commemorate the event in April with the first ever located radio play, 1831 Riot!, designed to unfold as you walk around Queen Square.
Equipped with a wireless kit and headphones, anyone will be able to immerse himself in the experience in the very space where the riots took place. By moving through the Square, the sounds and voices change; by altering position, one is in charge of who and what he hears.
It will be open to the public for three weeks.