End of the Game is led by Frances Crow from Liminal. Extending inside of the homes on Mitchams Park, Liminal will be presenting families of each new build with a unique, specially engraved handmade brass whistle.
As a sign of respect and as a marker of the site's history, the whistles may be blown only during a 90-minute period from 3:00pm, annually, on the Saturday closest to the date of the final match played on the Milton Road grounds.
The sound of the football crowd is a ‘soundmark’ that defined the area every Saturday. Following Cambridge City Football Club’s move to a new ground, this soundmark is now only a memory. This lost soundmark signified the coming together of a community, whether they watched the game or only heard it from a distance.
Active Landscape: Field of Play is a year-round all-age play space designed by artist Zoë Chamberlain in collaboration with Murdoch Wickham Landscape architects. Active Landscape engenders a sense of place for residents and neighbours, inspired by the origin of the site as Cambridge City football ground.
It responds to the energy and enthusiasm associated with football; tactics and gamesmanship and concepts of movement, making connections with the visual language of football, whilst encouraging and engaging active lifestyle in the public spaces.
Designed to allow people to sit and relax, or get in a workout through climbing, running jumping and interacting with the piece, Zoë has been working with sports scientist Diane Johnson to ensure the sculptural elements can be used in different ways. The Active Landscape aims to be more than a simple reminder of the area's past.
Active Landscape is part of the Mitchams Park development by Crest Nicholson, who will be building over 100 new new homes in the Chesterton area of Cambridge over the next year.
Kathryn and Jason Rowland of Sing! Choirs are working with Babylon Arts to create a celebratory event to mark the completion of the development and the beginning of the era for the site.
In November we invited people from the community to participate in the project and help us write, produce and record a new anthem ‘The Man with the Whistle’ celebrating the area's past, present and future.
The aim is for the resulting composition to be performed at the inaugural Field of Play event in spring 2016. Workshops took place in settings including Chesterton Community College, Cambridge Manor Care Home, Milton Road Library as well as conversations in the local community led by composer Jason Rowland.
End of The Game
Active Landscape (Coming Soon)
Spirit of Song
Service | Movement | Desire documents Cambridge City FC at Milton Road and the Lightrider street projections of a running footballer on the city skyline. The film features unique footage from the final match at Milton Road and includes interviews with local residents and supporters.
Combining drawings from local primary school children with digital projection art, Making the Move was KickstART’s first project. This fantastic light show went on a tour of Cambridge, as part of a celebration marking a new era for Cambridge City F.C
The animated work was projected onto the city skyline over three nights from the Light Rider, a specially-fitted bicycle projector that we’re really quite proud of!
Making the Move is delivered by artist Zoё Chamberlain in collaboration with animator James Conan Baker, Colour Films and ADeC.