Play in its various forms has long been on the list of themes for Artful Spark and we’re glad we saved it for our first fixture at RichMix. What an evening!
High energy, humour, twinkling lights and honest words from four excellent speakers. Here follows a brief attempt to capture some of it.
Tired of touchscreens? Ditch the keyboard and join us for something far more playful.
Think curious controllers, quirky inputs and ways of engaging that just feel more…fun! This edition features the creative pioneers turning our physical world into a playground.
From the explosion of escape rooms and indie arcade games to embedding play in urban infrastructure, videogames are spilling out into the real world. We’re celebrating the brilliant teams working beyond screens in pursuit of simple, accessible experiences that reward experimentation and revel in their own tactility.
We’ve been on the search for a new home since January, so we’re pleased to announce both our new venue partner and the next edition of Artful Spark…
We asked for help – and the community answered. You made calls, marshalled your contact books, and we can now call the incredible Rich Mix home. In their own words, “A cultural space for everyone in the heart of East London.”
For our inaugural edition at Rich Mix we’re talking to the people that turn our world into a playground. From the explosion of escape rooms, to the popularity of indie arcade games at Now Play This, to the embedding of play in science festivals, videogames are spilling out into the real world. We’re programming the people leading the charge.
Thursday 25th October, Rich Mix, 6pm to 9pm
Watch this space for programming and tickets!