SEPTEMBER PLAYGROUND – RECAP

What a brilliant way to start off after the summer holidays! Seeing all of your lovely faces again, reignited our faith in why we’ve been running PLAYGROUND all this time. So good to have Alex Newton and Reverend Productions there- both Playground first-timers – as well as Ana Barbour, one of our amazing Skyrocket artists….

25-27 JUNE: PLAYGROUND ON FIRE!

We are now ready to announce the full programme of events that will happen at our 3-day mini-festival Playground on Fire this weekend! Perfectly timed to coincide with Playground’s 3rd birthday, Playground on Fire is an arts festival that brings to light the marvellous, strange and beautiful creative feats of the brilliant Playground artists. More…

A swarm of bees in May

While you are anxiously anticipating next week’s Playground let’s remember what happened in May: The opening game, organized by Playmaster Aya, was a drawing – based version of the all time classic Consequences: We were split into groups of 4 – 5 people each and were given a blank piece of paper. Each member of…

Tuesday 27 May – PLAYGROUND ep. 18

Just a quick reminder about tomorrow’s Playground. Full info on the participating artists and the work they’re going to be presenting throughout the evening follows after the flyer. Laura Boone (from Fairy Dust Arts) will be showing all some bits and pieces from her latest play titled Oxage, a show that promises to take people…

UPDATE: Playground Episode 16

While we’re putting the final touches to April’s get-together we thought you might want to have a look at what happened in March. The opening game this time was a dose of your favourite Golden Ears, back by popular demand, led by Playmaster (and acclaimed Listening expert) Tim Chatzigiannis.You can see him here explaining the rules of…

Coming up: Sounds on Maps and Bodies in Spaces

A really quick one to say a few words about tomorrow’s Playground. If you’re into field recording, sound processing or mapping, if you have thoughts about your body’s relationship to the physical space that surrounds you and what’s your relationship to it then this evening is for you. Stuart Fowkes will start the evening with a…

This must be the place…

Thank you, yes, we are home – back downstairs from the loft to the gallery, where we began. And what a homecoming – we had more people than chairs. Which is why we got everyone out of them straight off the bat. We started the night as all good nights start, by looking at an eyewateringly…

Wild Places, Familiar Landmarks and Mysterious Art Forums

It’s less than a week to go and since you’re as impatient as we are I’ll keep it short and sweet. Playground will start the new year on Tuesday 25 February, at 7pm at the Gallery at the Old Fire Station. Yes, we’ve changed the date AND the space. We’ll now be on the 4th…

It’s been so long since the 10th December!

Too much food, too much booze and too many parties have kept us distracted for long enough to not manage to update this space sooner. My deepest apologies. But let’s start with common courtesy. Many wishes for this 2014  to be full with the most exciting, unexpected and mind-blowing ideas and people that you have…

NEXT 10 December: Films and Maps and the Art of Asking

Of course it’s not long now until the next Playground. Next session, Tuesday 10 December, will be our last one for 2013 and since we won’t see you now until February (yep, we’re taking a break for January as usual…) you should come and say a celebratory “Hi”.   Catherine Watson will be doing another…