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Carnage on the Streets of Newcastle
The fine city of Newcastle upon Tyne has never witnessed such devastating scenes of destruction and chaos. So it will come as great comfort to citizens to learn that it is on an incredibly small scale---1:87 to be precise---and safely contained within a 40ft shipping container and viewed through observation ports, as part of an unusual and spectacular model village experience visiting the town for one week this October.
The Aftermath Dislocation Principle (ADP) is a post-riot landscape created in miniature by acclaimed artist Jimmy Cauty -- co-creator of chart-topping band The KLF and its subsequent, million pound-burning arts incarnation The K Foundation.
Following the ADP's critically-acclaimed appearance at Banksy's Dismaland last summer, the installation has taken to the road, re-housed in a specially converted 40 ft shipping container, and being shown across the UK at the sites of historic riots.
The ADP RIOT TOUR hits Stephenson Park (opposite the newly restored Boiler Shop) from Monday 24 October to Monday 31 October 2016, showcasing a vast diorama detailing the aftermath of a major disturbance. Newcastle last experienced significant riotous behaviour in 1991 in Meadow Well, sparked by the deaths of two young joyriders after a police pursuit days earlier.
Far from inciting another riot, we hope the experience of the ADP in Newcastle will be a fun, peaceful and thought-provoking one, with the only real disturbance being the constant chatter of miniature police radios, dotted all over the exhibit.
The ADP Riot Tour in Newcastle is brought to you with the kind assistance of Boiler Shop / Stephenson Works.