Download 1831 RIOT! for FREE: you can find it here on google play and here on apple app store. It is also available on one link at: http://onelink.to/zcv8pn (‘one link’ means it knows what device you’re using and will automatically take you to the appropriate app download page).
The app retells the story of the 1831 Reform Riots, which resulted in numerous casualties and nearly burnt the whole city down. The riots were a response to the rejection of the Great Reform Bill by the House of Lords, a measure designed to extend the vote to middle class male house holders. However, the announcement of the Tory MP and city Recorder, Sir Charles Wetherall, that Bristolians were not interested in parliamentary reform further inflamed local opinion. When Wetherall arrived in Bristol to open the Assize Courts, huge crowds gathered to oppose him and he was forced to take refuge in the Mayor’s Mansion House in Queen Square. This is the starting point for the 1831 RIOT! experience.
It’s best to download the app from a fast wifi connection (eg from your home) BEFORE you come to Queen Square. However, I just checked, and you can also download over a 4G connection at Queen Square in less than a minute. Don’t forget to bring a pair of headphones or earbuds with you – 1831 RIOT! (apart from the introductory screens) is entirely AUDIO! And no, you don’t need a network signal, the app contains everything it needs and just uses your phone’s GPS to trigger the content.
The experience is wheelchair and mobility-impaired friendly. It is all audio. Text versions of the scripts will be available on request from firstname.lastname@example.org
PLEASE WATCH WHERE YOU’RE GOING WHEN USING THE APP! BE CAREFUL OF TRAFFIC WHEN CROSSING THE ROAD AROUND QUEEN SQUARE, AND WHEN IN THE SQUARE LOOK OUT FOR OTHER PEOPLE, DOGS AND ESPECIALLY CYCLISTS, WHO ZOOM THROUGH THE SQUARE AT QUITE A SPEED!