Date: Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th September
Time: 10:00 - 17:00
Location: Lingfield Close & on the Lunar Stage
Welcome to The Swivelympics – your chance to achieve international sporting greatness without standing up. Team GB excel in the sitting down sports – cycling, rowing, sailing, equestrian – and The Swivelympics is designed to play to this home advantage.
The aim of Swivelympics, other than world peace and human understanding, is to complete the most number of spins in one self-propelled push in a standard office swivel chair. The International Swivelympic Committee (ISC) are working hard to professionalise the sport in preparation for next year’s Rio Games, optimising performance techniques and equipment, thereby enabling Swivelympians to continue setting new standards without having to resort to doping.
The current world record, set by a man called James at the Boring Conference in 2012, is 30.5 spins.
If you manage to beat that score, you’ll win a gold medal. Made entirely out of plastic.
On the Lunar Stage for the Swivel Off – 12noon and 4pm daily.
Part of the Home Live Art’s Alternative Village Fete.