Re-Rediffusion’s Voice Park – FAQs

We’re thrilled you’d like to join us to explore Re-Rediffusion’s Voice Park. We have provided some useful information below to help make your preparations for experiencing Voice Park as easy and enjoyable as possible.

WHAT, WHERE, WHEN

What is Voice Park?

Inspired by the original Rediffusion company which distributed voices out across the city, Re- Rediffusion has formed to see if they can reverse the network.

They’ve been extracting, gathering and distilling voices from across the city, harnessing this extraordinary energy within the multi-sensory Voice Park.

Voice Park invites you to play with the collective power of Hull’s voice. You can walk amongst it, charge a cloud of vapour with your voice and interact with the voice pods. You might even find the Essence de Voix, the most potent distillation of the city’s combined voices.

Voice Park is an interactive, multi-sensory installation which the public are invited to explore, located in the paddling pool at Pickering Park.

When does Voice Park take place?

Voice Park takes place from Tuesday 26 September until Sunday 1 October.

What time does Voice Park begin and end?

Voice Park will be open between 3.30pm and 9.30pm from Tuesday to Friday, and between 12pm and 9.30pm on Saturday and Sunday.

Visitors are welcome at all points during opening hours.

Where does Voice Park take place?

Voice Park will take place in Pickering Park Pool, Pickering Park, Pickering Road, Hull HU4 7AB.

Pedestrian access to the site is via Pickering Road and Hessle High Road. Once inside, clear signposting will ensure you make your way safely to Voice Park.

(See ‘Getting to Pickering Park’ for information on how to get there.)

What time can I get access to the site?

Voice Park is open between 3:30pm and 9:30pm from Tuesday to Friday, and between 12pm and 9:30pm on Saturday and Sunday.

Voice Park will open at the specified opening time above and will close at 9:30pm each day. Visitors can arrive at any time between the specified opening times.

(See ‘What time does Voice Park begin and end?’ for more information.)

Is there allocated seating?

There is no seating available as part of Voice Park, however there is existing seating within Pickering Park.

Please do not bring your own chairs as they will not be permitted.

CHILDREN & DOGS

Is Voice Park suitable for children?

Yes, it is suitable for all who wish to experience Voice Park.

Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

Are dogs allowed?

No, animals will be permitted into the Voice Park site with the exception of assistance dogs.

GETTING TO PICKERING PARK

How do I get to Pickering Park?

Parking is limited around Pickering Park, so we advise use of public transport or travelling by foot where possible.

Public Transport

Main pedestrian access to the site is via Hessle High Road and Pickering Road, where a number of bus services make stops. Visit eyms.co.uk to find the most suitable service for you.

Parking

There will be limited parking available for blue badge holders on a first come first serve basis. This is located within the Park near the paddling pool and can be accessed via the Pickering Road entrance to the Park.

TOILETS & ACCESSIBILITY

Are there toilets nearby?

We have arranged for temporary toilets, including accessible and gender neutral toilets, to be available for visitors to Voice Park.

Is Audio Description available and/or a Hearing Loop in place at the park?

While there is no hearing loop or provision for audio description, the experience has been designed as multi-sensory and thus can be enjoyed in different ways.

What considerations have been made for those with disabilities?

Voice Park is a highly visual, multi-sensory experience, which can be enjoyed by all who attend.

Access to Pickering Park is level and pathways are mainly level with some easy to moderate slopes as you travel round. The site is suitable for wheelchairs.

Please bear in mind that there may be lots of people joining us in Voice Park during both light and dark hours. Although lighting will be provided the ground may be muddy and uneven, so please take care and ensure you and your group are appropriately prepared.

To discuss any specific access needs, please contact Elizabeth on 07702 922 475 or email theteam@greenginger.org.

Can you provide information in alternative formats or languages?

Unfortunately we are unable to provide advance information in other languages.

Voice Park is a highly visual and multi-sensory experience and can therefore be enjoyed by everyone whatever language they use.

WEATHER CONDITIONS

Will Voice Park be cancelled in bad weather?

Voice Park is an outdoor experience, which is unlikely to be cancelled in bad weather such as rain or light winds. If it does rain, please wear waterproofs and don’t bring umbrellas as they may affect the experience of other visitors.

In the event of severe weather, such as storms and high winds, please check The Green Ginger Fellowship’s social media channels in the first instance. This is where we will keep the most up-to-date information, so please check both on the day and just before you travel.

LOST PROPERTY & PEOPLE

I’ve lost something whilst in Voice Park, what do I do?

If you lost something on your journey through Voice Park, please contact theteam@hull2017.co.uk with a description of the item. We will then check if it was found and let you know as soon as we can.

What do I do if I lose someone in Voice Park?

It is highly unlikely you will lose someone during Voice Park because of the contained nature of the piece. If this DOES happen, please make a member of our team aware of the situation and they will implement an official lost child/vulnerable adult procedure. Our team will be clearly identifiable in a uniform.

TERMS & CONDITIONS

· Animals, with the exception of assistance dogs, are not permitted.

· No alcohol is permitted within the site.

· Food and beverage items (excluding alcohol) may be brought to the site for personal consumption only. Food and beverage will not be for sale within the site.

· Children under 16 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

· The organisers reserve the right to refuse entry, and will do so if you are under the influence of alcohol or an illegal substance, or for any other reason at our discretion.

· Admission to the site is at your own risk and the organisers have no liability whatsoever for any loss, damage, death, or injury to you or your property which is not caused by its negligence.

You are not permitted to use professional audio, video and/or photographic equipment within the site without the express permission of the organisers.

CANCELLATION

This is an outdoor event, so please be prepared for varying weather conditions. In the unlikely event we need to cancel, notices will be posted via our social media channels and on this website. Please check back here before travelling to the site.