WHEN DOES DOMINOES TAKE PLACE?
Dominoes will take place on Saturday 11th August 2018.
WHAT IS DOMINOES?
Dominoes is an internationally acclaimed, site-specific celebratory event.
It will take over Hull for one special day, playing with the architecture of the city on a 3.5 km domino run for all to enjoy. Both playful and epic, the domino run uses over 12,000 blocks and will be set up by 450 of our wonderful City of Culture Volunteers.
Dominoes will weave its way through streets, public squares, civic buildings and private homes, climbing stairs, falling from windows and occasionally conquering a structure built from yet more blocks.
Dominoes is created and directed by Station House Opera, produced by Artsadmin.
WHERE IS THE SHOW TAKING PLACE?
WHAT TIME DOES DOMINOES BEGIN AND END?
Dominoes will be constructed over the course of a one-day event, split into sections:
12 noon – 2:30pm Get Ready!
Watch the domino run being assembled. Hundreds of our volunteers will be out in full force throughout the day, working alongside the artist to install the incredible structures. Chat to them to find out more.
2:30pm – 4:30pm Explore!
Explore the full route with all the structures in place, built using over 12,000 blocks. Look with fresh eyes and even gain access to a few off-limits buildings! Find your favourite spot to watch the domino run in action.
4:30pm – 5:30pm Go!
…AND THEY’RE OFF! The moment we have all been waiting for, the first domino is pushed creating a chain reaction across the city. In a first for Dominoes, the route in Hull is split into two sections which are linked by vehicle. Watch as the dominoes wind down streets, tumble from balconies and conquer massive sculptures along the way.
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WHERE SHOULD I STAND TO SEE THE DOMINOES FALL?
The full domino route is 3.5 km and the line is punctuated along the way with impressive builds and falls.
It is not possible to run alongside the full route as the dominoes fall, so we advise spending time to explore the full route during the day between 2:30pm – 4:30pm and choosing a spot to watch from. Check out our map here or chat to a volunteer on the day.
DO I NEED A TICKET FOR DOMINOES?
No, this event is free and you do not need a ticket.
IS THERE ALLOCATED SEATING?
There is no provided seating at this event but there are many public benches along the route which you are welcome to use. Please do not bring your own chairs as they will not be permitted.
We have a very limited number of reserved spaces for wheelchair users. These must be pre-booked and are available on a first come, first served basis. To book a place, please email email@example.com by midnight on the 8th August 2018. A member of staff will then be in touch to confirm whether there is a space available and reserve a space for you. Stewards will be available to assist you to and from the area on the day if you require it.
IS THE SHOW SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN?
Yes, this event is suitable for families and all ages. Please bear in mind that there is likely to be thousands of people and the domino fall moves quickly, so please make sure children are supervised at all times.
HOW DO I GET TO THE SITE?
This event stretches across the city centre so there are many bus and train routes available. We advise use of public transport or travelling by foot where possible.
If you are travelling from outside Hull, please visit the Getting Here page at Visit Hull for further information.
CAN I PARK ON SITE?
Yes, city centre car parks will be operating as normal so please visit their respective sites for further information on prices and opening hours. Suggested car parks include:
- St Stephens Shopping Centre car park, 110 Ferensway, Hull, HU2 8LN
- Princes Quay Shopping Centre car park, Waterhouse Lane, Hull, HU1 2NL
- Albion Street car park, Hull, HU1 3UP (pay & display)
And Park & Ride:
- Priory Park and Ride, HU4 7DY
WILL THERE BE ROAD CLOSURES?
For details of road closures view the full list here.
There are numerous places to stay overnight in Hull City Centre and the surrounding area. For more details, please visit www.visithullandeastyorkshire.com
LOCAL FOOD & THINGS TO DO
IS FOOD OR DRINK AVAILABLE?
There are dozens of places across the city centre to purchase refreshments – and we recommend trying a local restaurant, food outlet or pub prior to the show. YUM! Food festival will be on from 10am – 8pm in the Rose Bowl and Queens Gardens over the weekend, so why not make a day of it?
WHAT ELSE IS THERE TO DO IN HULL BEFORE THE SHOW – OR THE DAY AFTER?
There are loads of things to do in and around Hull! You can find out the very latest event listings on the Visit Hull website.
Some highlights we recommend are:
YUM! Food Festival at Queens Gardens, The Rose Bowl & Queen’s Gardens
10 and 11 August, 10am-8pm and 12 August, 10am-4pm
Three days of tasty street food, fresh local produce, and delicious beverages – from traditional dishes to worldwide culinary creations.
The Lumen Presents: Measures of Life at Humber Street Gallery
21 July – 30 Sep, 10am – 6pm daily (except Monday’s).
Working with The Lumen Prize, a UK based art prize that celebrates the very best art created with technology through a global competition, exhibitions and events worldwide. Measures of Life is a new exhibition that questions time and space and the elements that define how we perceive reality.
Portrait of the Artist: Kathe Kollwitz – A British Museum & Ikon Gallery Partnership Exhibition at the Ferens Art Gallery
30 Jun – 30 Sep
Käthe Kollwitz (1867–1945) was one of the leading artists of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, notable for the emotional power of her drawing, printmaking and sculpture. This exhibition highlights her self-portraits and portraits of working women, demonstrating her unique artistic talent, her technical prowess and intelligence, and above all, her humanity.
TOILETS & ACCESSIBILITY
ARE THERE TOILETS NEARBY?
There are many public toilets available for use for free in the city centre, including:
- Queen Victoria Square
- Nelson Street
- Princes Quay Shopping Centre (accessible toilet available)
- St Stephens Shopping Centre (accessible toilet available)
- Prospect Shopping Centre (accessible toilet available)
- Trinity Market (accessible toilet available)
To find your nearest toilet, please ask a Volunteer on the day.
Additional accessible toilets include:
- Hull Central Library
- The Guildhall (Changing Places toilet)
CAN YOU PROVIDE PUBLICITY OR INFORMATION IN ALTERNATIVE FORMATS OR LANGUAGES?
For this particular show, we are unable to provide advance information in other languages. Please note that this show is not narrated and there are no words – so it can be enjoyed by everyone whatever language they use.
WILL THE SHOW BE CANCELLED IN BAD WEATHER?
The show is unlikely to be cancelled in bad weather, such as rain or light winds. If it does rain, please still join us for this city celebration and don’t forget your waterproofs!
In the event of severe weather, such as storms and high winds, please refer to the website event page here and our official social media channels for the latest news on the day and before you travel.
LOST PROPERTY & PEOPLE
I’VE LOST SOMETHING WHILST AT THE EVENT, WHAT DO I DO?
If you lost something whilst you were attending Dominoes, please get in touch with us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org with a description of the item then we’ll see if it was found and will let you know as soon as we can.
WHAT DO I DO IF I LOSE SOMEONE IN THE CROWDS?
If you lose someone, please make an event steward aware of the situation and they will implement an official lost child/parent procedure. Event stewards will be clearly identifiable in a uniform.
WHO ARE THE ORGANISERS OF THE SHOW?
The show is organised by Absolutely Cultured. The show is created by Station House Opera and produced by Artsadmin.
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