Come along to Holland Park (in the Orangery, between Kensington High Street and Notting Hill) from 2:00-5:30pm on Sunday 15 July, for a free afternoon of games around the themes of movement and spectacle. There’ll be processions down pathways, walking tours, memories, hiding, scurrying, running, pondering and much more.
A few of the games will be scheduled, taking place at a particular time, but a lot of them will be drop-in, so come along whenever you like – there’s bound to be something to play! We’ll be based in the Orangery, which is near the cafe, with games spilling out all over the park. Bring picnic blankets, food, drink and games of your own if you like.
We’re still designing and curating games for the afternoon, so we don’t have a full schedule yet, but they’ll include:
A game of hiding and guarding. Navigate the labyrinth without waking the Minotaur – or protect the Minotaur’s treasure from thieves.
Heresy! (Marc Vousden)
Revolution is in the air. Secretly gather a group of rebels from the crowd to mount a public challenge for power in the ceremony of heresy.
Drift (Nikki Pugh)
Three graceful characters move around Holland Park. One of them is broadcasting a message intimately linked with the landscape. Collect a sash and join the drift: sense, deduce and glide. Can you successfully approach the correct one and receive a gift? Sashes developed with the support of Fermynwoods Contemporary Art.
Play as a cute squirrel trying to get his share of the bounty of chocolate chip cookies in the brutal, dangerous world of a London park. Find or beg for cookies, isolate precious chips from the dough, gather and protect your bounty. But beware of humans: they too like chocolate.
Liars’ Parkland Stroll (Chris Roberts and Silvana Maimone)
London Liars’ Walks present a parkland of porkies. See if you can spot the true tales from the false in this gentle 45 minute stroll.
Orrery (The Haberdashery)
Dance your precious cargo through the stately spin of bodies, or reverse an opponents revolution to thwart their schemes.
Punch The Custard (George Buckenham)
Exactly what it sounds like – a game about being the best at punching a bucket of custard.
Hippokampos in the Grey Matter (Pollie Barden and MzTEK)
Explore Holland Park through collecting hidden micro memories to create a new memory of your adventures to share. Bring camera/phone.
Picture by masamitony