The Pop-Up Pedestal explores the concept of statues in public spaces and social justice themes of representation, protest and gender equality.
Popping-up in the heart of communities, the pedestal invites audiences to reflect on public space from within public space and to consider what’s around them and why it matters. Suitable for people of all ages.
The statue of statistician Florence Nightingale is delighted to be freed from her position on the pedestal by the audience. Using a combination of original live song, game playing and discussion she poses the questions: Who deserves a place on the pedestal in 2021? How should history be presented in our towns and streets, on our plaques and memorials? What progress has taken place during the 19th & 20th centuries?