Spoke'n'Chain was formed in 2009 after Kevin Dennis, Stefan Hintsches and Sylvia Zidek were invited by Bristol City Council Neighborhoud Arts Team to put together a cycling section for St.Pauls Carnival.
"For St.Pauls Carnival we were running bicycle costuming workshops with the public and building carnival floats out of broken bicycles. This was so successful that we spent 2009 running more bicycle costuming workshops, building more crazy bicycles, visiting lots of wonderful carnivals and making great contacts and collaborating with other organisations doing fantastic work with bicycles, from pedal powered music stages to unbelievable trick cyclists.
In our second year 2010 and in receipt of Arts Council Funding and support from Cycling City and Neighborhoud Arts we ran 'My First Bicycle School of Arts' and built 'The Bike Ride to the Moon', our first fairground ride.
'My First Bicycle School of Art' developed the art of bicycle costuming here in Bristol and went on to receive funding from Quartet Community Foundation in preparation for Bristol's first Freewheelin' Carnival. The Carnival was a great success with over 600 participants."