Ruth Mitchell

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Desk chair disco takes to the streets of Newcastle

Office workers are being encouraged to “roll the night away” this Friday by taking part in a desk-chair disco, as part of Newcastle’s Wunderbar festival.

Artists Ellie Harrison and Adele Prince are co-ordinating the mad-cap event as way for workers to “liberate” themselves from the confines of the office, and reclaim the swivel chair, which they say is a symbol of the work environment.

The idea is for people to join in the fun by bringing down their desk chairs to take part in a parade, which will end in a roller-disco type event in the evening.

Speaking ahead of the event, Ellie said: “This is a development of a project we did two years ago which was a real success.

“It should create quite a spectacle as we walk down the quayside, and it will let workers do something really silly as we try to capitalise on that Friday feeling!

“We’d love to encourage bosses to get on board and bring their workforce down, as it’s a great way for people to have some fun.”

Organisers will be gathering together recruits from 5pm at Pandon Building, Trinity Gardens, Newcastle, with the parade heading off from 6pm.

Participants will be given marathon runner style numbers to pin on themselves, and if they bring their own chair, will get in for free.

Otherwise tickets are £5 (£4 concessions) and include an after-party with live music and a talk from a local girls roller-derby team.

For more information, Ellie can be contacted at: ellie@ellieharrison.com.

This was posted in Bdaily's Members' News section by Ruth Mitchell .

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