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Playfulness, Ownership and Place Making in Outdoor Arts

Friday 1st August 2014

Making More of Outdoor Arts will be hosting a seminar event aimed at commissioners and purchasers of outdoor performance and public realm artworks on Friday the 1st of August 2014. Those involved with regeneration and place-making, as well as artists who want to create  works of playfulness in outdoor contexts which inspire participation on a large scale, can get involved from 1.30pm to 3.30pm at the Mitchell Arts Centre in Stoke on Trent as part of the Appetite programme.

The seminar event seeks to explore how play, interactivity and fun can inspire the people of a given area or community to engage, take part and in doing so, alter their perception of their locality and other people living there.  It is part of the series of events aimed at the Community of Interest involved in outdoor arts in the West Midlands and guest speakers include:

  • May Abdalla, Dovetail Foundry – May will discuss Avain Avenue, an online game drawing on people's memories from the many Victorian terraced houses around the Potteries.
  • Nicola Winstanley – a Visual Artist from Appetite’s The Kitchen Programme, will share her thoughts and research of reconnecting with Art in the Public Space
  • Sally Reay -  Sally will share about the worldwide phenomenon that is 'Play Me I’m Yours'
  • As well as other sharings from Helga Henry and Gemma Thomas.

Places at this event are free, to book click here. Light refreshments will be provided.