TUE 28 MAR // Artists who break borders, glass ceilings and light barriers

TUE 28 MARCH, 7PM Old Fire Station – Gallery FREE For the first Playground of Spring we have Alissar McCreary, Hugh Pryor and Richard Duriez & Shadowlight Artists with work about displacement, unique techniques of using light for photography and award winning filmmaking. Shadowlight Artists are an award winning group of digital artists with learning disabilities,…

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….

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…

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…

How did a year go by? An update on June’s Playground.

What a wonderful evening that was! June’s Playground on the 11th June was the perfect way to start the summer with even if the weather tells you otherwise. Loads of regular players and a bunch of completely new faces filled the Loft at the Old Fire Station with ideas, new projects, music, opportunities for artists and invitations…

Many were the Joys of six!

The Joy of Six was quite a psychedelic trip, with no red pill to take us to the other side, but mesmerizing movements and sounds, strategy games, jelly beans and pride…   We opened with a Chemical Reaction by Café Reason Butoh Dance Theatre accompanied by the music of Malcolm (aka Dr. Atkins).  The dancers made…

After Five!

How are you feeling today? I’m in Corsham, Wiltshire at the moment as I’m performing in a show that’s been kind of touring the last few weeks. As some of you might have noticed I wasn’t there for Take Five, October’s Playground edition. I was performing in Bournemouth at the time. It’s the first time…