Over the last few month Liverpool Libraries have been undertaking an arts project inspired by the changing role of libraries in our societies. Inspired by the Kentucky Librarians who delivered books to people during challenging economic times on horseback, the project saw the construction of a puppeteer-ed horse that was paraded outside of Liverpool Central Library with ‘hacked’ hobby horses and accompanying drum band.
As part of this project, a collection of local artists and makers – from puppet-makers to coders to drummers – joined together to work with children, young people and families to co-create and perform the parade. This included workshops in which children and young people could decorate their own hobby horse and code it to make its eyes flash and other fantastical things, taking part in the parade itself and listening to the music created that was inspired by the moment of horses.
The wehearttech team worked with the artists, makers, performers and audiences to produce this behind-the-scenes documentary. Take a look at the magic that was created!
(Filmed and edited by Luke Hall, Produced by wehearttech).