Archive for the ‘play’ Category

Arty play in East London, as the Artch Gallery of Bethnal Green sets out a ‘Playgroup’ exhibition, which is ‘a space set apart for experimentation and play,’ according to the Facebook blurb. Lots of sculpture, photography and mixed media pieces, and a couple of video installations too. The exhibition’s on ’til this Friday, at Arch […]


One for this kids here. Children’s author Jeremy Strong has launched a campaign for fun that will seek out the funniest school in the country. It’s on ’til the 1st April, and to enter you’ve got to come up with something fun using an A3 piece of paper (although the paper doesn’t need to be […]


OK, so the party season has definitely kicked off. We’re a week into December and already the diary’s pretty much full of Christmassy events (including one entry on the 16th December that just says ‘getting pissed’ – no idea where or why). And among the drunken revelry there’s time for some games stuff. Last night […]


Boardgame Remix

29Nov10

OK, enough about me. Back to the play stuff. This one comes courtesy of Pete Law, who works at Hide&Seek, the games designer folks who put on the Sandpit events. Basically, they’ve come up with a very clever way of restimulating traditional board games. Monopoly takes forever, Cluedo is essentially a logic puzzle with secret […]


Supergran

19Nov10

Some snaps from French photographer Sacha Goldberger, which he took to cheer up his 91-year old Hungarian grandmother after he found her lonely and depressed. According to this blog “he suggested that they shoot a series of outrageous photographs in unusual costumes, poses, and locations,” and apparently she’s now cock-a-hoop. Dressing up in costumes and […]


This weekend sees the arrival of the London Games Festival, celebrating computer and video games across London for the next month. OK, it’s a bit more video-gamey than gamey-gamey, but there are some events for non-gamers, such as the Board Game Camp, which will be looking at what makes good gameplay and how to design […]


Playful 2010

29Sep10

You might have spotted that I’ve been pretty busy lately, scurrying all over the place and trying to cram 25 hours into the day. Usually this would be fantastic, but it means that I’ve had to miss out on some top events. Not least Playful 2010, the annual conference celebrating games and play. Last year’s […]


Gotta be quick here ‘cos it’s the London Bloggers Meetup tonight, but I just thought I’d mention a double helping of London goodness for you: First up for all you Greenwichers, The Greenwich Podcast has just been launched. Very exciting news and a superb South London complement to the Hackney Podcast (also a goodie). As […]


Off to Edinburgh tomorrow for the tail-end of the fest, so if anyone’s got any comedy recommendations, nudge them my way. In the meantime, I’ve just come across a link to the Play On Conference, a celebration of play in New York City this October. I’ve taken far too many trips this year to justify […]


OK I’m thoroughly wiped out after a week of partying in Berlin and a pretty colossal wedding, so no inciteful bons mots today; instead just a couple of videos until I’ve had about 15 hours sleep and caught up on my emails. First up, here’s the American psychiatrist Stuart Brown talking about the importance of […]