A Sense of Play

Saturday 29 June 11am-4pm

sitegallery.org

Suitable for: 7-12 years

Join the adventure and help to create an experimental one-day playground on The Square opposite Site Gallery.

We are writing new stories and making new games in collaboration with two local primary schools and the adventure theatre company, Paperfinch Theatre.

Seek out the special symbols spotted around the square and use your phone to unlock brand new games, stories and myths. Come and be the first to play!

On the day, we are giving away special packs of playing cards featuring secret messages left by the children of the past.

A Sense of Play is inspired by the Opie Archive. Iona and Peter Opie were folklorists active in the 1950s and spent their career recording how children play, including street games, invented stories and complex traditions.

A Sense of Play is a collaboration between Site Gallery and the EPSRC funded Playing the Archive research team at The University of Sheffield and University College London. It draws upon the Opie Archive held at the Bodleian Libraries at Oxford University.

Photo credit: Peter Martin

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