The Kingston Big Wheel


Charlie Murphy Sketch for Cartwheels 2011 Courtesy the Artist

The Kingston Big Wheel

Cartwheel with Charlie Murphy
Sat 21 July Fairfield Park: Outdoor Event Cancelled

IMPORTANT: Due to continued wet weather forecasts, we have been forced to cancel this outdoor event. The workshops and video element of this project will still take place as advertised.

Be part of the Stanley Picker Gallery & International Youth Arts Festival celebrations leading up to the London 2012 Olympics. Artist Charlie Murphy is looking to recruit up a team of local gymnasts, dancers and athletes to form a spectacular chain of human locomotion to take place in Kingston.

Perfomance Workshop & Filming Session:
Wed 18 July 6-8pm  Kingston College Arena Sports Hall
Please can all participants bring or wear black leggings/bottoms and a plain white top. If you can turn a good cartwheel please contact: or call 07855 328565.

*Final Live Performance (Cancelled):
Sat 21 July 2pm Fairfield Park, Kingston upon Thames (Performance commences at 3pm)

All workshop sessions are being filmed to create a video to be shown at Kingston Museum accompanying the exhibition  Olympic Celebration: Athletes in Motion (28 July-20 Oct 2012).

A trial sequence of the  Kingston Big Wheel was performed by members of Avondale and Genesis Gymnastics Clubs as part of the launch event for  Go Kingston 2012! at Kingston Market Place on Saturday 2 Jun, and at the Rose Theatre Kingston on Friday 6 July as part of the International Youth Arts Festival 2012 launch event.

Kingston Big Wheel forms part of No Competition! a programme of free off-site events exploring the relationship between art and non-competitive sport, staged by the Stanley Picker Gallery at Kingston University whilst the venue is closed for refurbishments. Click here to find out more about the programme.

Get Involved

For more information about this project and others please contact Natalie Kay on 020 8417 4074 or email