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360 Lucky Bristol Residents Rode A Water Slide Down A Main Street This Weekend
May 5, 2014
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As you read here back in March, U.K. artist Luke Jerram set out to install a 95-metre water slide through the heart of the English city of Bristol. Well, this weekend, he did it. Almost 100,000 people applied to take part but only a lucky 360 got to barrel head first down the interactive project entitled Park and Slide. "The tickets almost became like kind of Willy Wonka tickets," said Jerram.

According to the artist's website, the "massive urban slide transforms the street and asks people to take a fresh look at the potential of their city and the possibilities for transformation." The installation was made from plastic sheets and bales of hay with soap and water on the slide. There are no plans to tour the project but instructions to build your own will soon be available on his website.

One of Jerram’s other projects,  Play me, I’m yours has been on tour since 2008 hitting 43 cities with thousands of pianos left in public spaces for people to play and decorate.

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