PLAYING UP Public Play-Ins across the UK this Autumn

PLAYING UP is an intergenerational artwork exploring different ways of looking at the world. Based on Live Art themes and famous works, it takes the form of a game that kids and adults play together. Invent your own piece of Live Art and perform it.

Kids are explorers of the everyday. For them to light a match can be something extraordinary that needs focus and time and creates an experience. The same is true for everyone who practices Live Art.

 “PLAYING UP offers the tools to take risks, wrest back agency and question power relationships. All while having fun and making art.” The Guardian

“I didn’t know playing a game could be art” – Oshin Biswas (age 10)

“…the most interesting family game I’ve played for a long time!” – Gini Simpson (parent and producer)

PLAYING UP has been created by Sibylle Peters of Theatre of Research and is a collaboration between LADA, Theatre of Research (Germany), and Tate Early Years and Family Programme, with the support of Best Biennial (Sweden), Live Art UK, CAPP and Goethe Institute.

PLAYING UP was launched at Tate Modern in April 2016 with a three-day public play-in and a one-day symposium.

Visit the dedicated PLAYING UP website which features background information and documentation of all events.

Look out for these public play-in’s of PLAYING UP at festivals across the UK in Autumn 2016:

Cambridge Junction
Sunday 25 September
Venue: J3
12 to 4pm
Cambridge, UK

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Hijack Children’s Festival
Wednesday 26 October
Venue: Komedia
10am to 4pm
Brighton, UK

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SPILL Festival of Performance
Friday 28 and Saturday 29 October
Venue: SPILL Dome
1 to 5pm
Ipswich, UK

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Compass Festival
Saturday 19 November
Venue: Leeds City Museum
11am to 4pm
Leeds, UK

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PLAYING UP will also be featured at Beta Public 6, an event exploring the intersections of games and performance at Camden People’s Theatre, London between the 8 and 10 November.

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