Our programme of events for the LFA 2012 will be composed of the following elements, taking in further activities and collaborations as the project develops:

An adaptable mobile structure in the form of a game board that draws together the programme of activities across London into a virtual playspace. A site of engagement with the project in general, and a playful way for people to access specific events. The structure transforms from pavilion to closed vessel overnight and is broken down for relocation the next day- following the route of some of the events listed below.

Article 31.1 will be collaborating with a number of London’s key players to curate an exhibition documenting playful acts within the city. The exhibition, which takes place within a re-purposed shop unit situated on the Regents Estate, near to Broadway Market, presents the first chance to see the giant game board before it makes nomadic excursions into the city. Structures, photographs, kites and tapestries will transform the space, and scheduled workshops ensure Article 31.1 @ Workshop 44 will be the place to play hard.

Join us for the opening party on Friday 22nd June, 6pm-9pm!!!

Players include: Guerrilla sewers, Craftivist Collective; High flyers, Community Kite Project and The English Ping Pong Association.

Friday 22 June, 6pm – 9pm Opening Party
Saturday 23/Sunday 24 June, 11am – 6pm Workshops
Location: Workshop 44, 44 Marlborough Avenue, London E8 4JR | Map


Article 31.1 x Craftivist Collective CRAFTIVISM WORKSHOP
Join us for a 2 hour ‘Craftivism’ workshop on 23rd June hosted by founder of the global ‘Craftivist Collective’ Sarah Corbett who is seen as one of the leading spokespeople in the Craftivism movement. Craftivism combines activism and craft and provides a creative playful but thoughtful outlet for people to express their thoughts and concerns on social injustices in a non threatening fun way, whilst at the same time ‘Making Change’ one stitch at a time
“A spoonful of craft helps the activism go down”
This will be an informative fun workshop. You will learn about how Craftivism got started and insights into it’s benefits and how it can create change in a playful way using street art and working with the urban environment. It will also be a practical session in which you will learn how to cross stitch messages or slogans with impact on ‘mini protest banners’ to leave around London.

Saturday 23 June, 2-4pm
Location: Workshop 44, 44 Marlborough Avenue, London E8 4JR | Map

Spaces for CRAFTIVISM are limited – please register for you free ticket here

Eventbrite - LFA 2012: Craftivist Collective Workshop

For one day only Weavers Adventure Playground is opening its doors – in the spirit of The Universal Right to Play – to everyone.

The playground, with a brand new 7-a-side 3G football pitch and two giant trampolines will be host to an array of events, workshops and games.

You may explore the environment by jumping off the structures with the guys from Parkour Generations or design and fly a kite, high, with Community Kite Project.

You could bring a footy team to battle it out on the pitch or refine that ping pong backhand, or choose to chill out on the swings all day. Whatever you feel doing, you can do. This is our city and our playground.

Live music will be played courtesy of some great DJs, so expect the soundtrack to the day to be composed of bangers.

Players include…

Community Kite Project

Design, cut, stick and produce your very own kite, aided by the professionals. Once constructed you’ll be able to take them into the field and fly to your hearts content.

Parkour Generations

Join Dan Edwards and his back-flipping, city-jumping gang. Whether a couch potato or a budding athlete, interact with your environment by throwing yourself off, on and about the multi-coloured structures of Weavers Field Adventure Playgroud.

Ping Pong England

Bringing nomadic Hit & Run Ping Pong tables, bats and balls, join Ping Pong England in playing ping pong in spaces, and on surfaces, it has never been played on before.\
5-a-side footy
Bring your boys (girls) to battle it out on the brand new astro! K.O 2:30pm.


Sunday 1 July, 11am – 6pm
Location: Weavers Fields, Viaduct Street, Bethnal Green, London E2 0BH | Map

Everything free and open to all.

Film screening and talk exploring the relationship between freedom and play in the city featuring a panel of players, activists and academics including:
– Urban theorist Iain Borden
– HUCK contributor and activist Olly Zanetti
– Freerunner & founder of Parkour UK and Parkour Generations Dan Edwardes
– Playlink founder & author of Play at School & Play as Culture Bernard Spiegal
– Film (TBC)

Tuesday 3 July, 6.30pm – 9.30pm
Location: 71a, 71a Leonard Street, London, EC2A 4QS | Map

Spaces for FREE TO PLAY are limited – please register for you free ticket here.

Eventbrite - LFA 2012: Free to Play

Playing games amongst the First Thursday gallery goers on Vyner Street.

Thursday 5 July, 6.00pm – 9.00pm
Location: Vyner Street, London E2 | Map

Play contains an element of chance. randomness. Play can not be restricted, and so it would be silly to think that the fun & games will be restricted to what you see on this page. Silly, Silly, Silly.

The giant gameboard will be moving about the city. Keep an eye on the streets. Explore the city, jump a fence, get on a swing. come join us at a new place, pick up more challenges and meet the city afresh, again.

Joining in the fun at the OlymPicnic taking place at Arnold Circus.

Sunday 8 July July, 1.00pm – 6.00pm TBC
Location: Arnold Circus, London E2 | Map

Arnold Circus is a mound in the middle of the Boundary Estate, built from the demolition rubble of some of the worst slums that stood there previously. The Boundary Estate was built in 1890 and is one of the first social housing schemes in the world. Boundary road, marked the boundary across which police would not cross, the lawless, overcrowded Victorian alleyways of the old East End, where there was only running water for 10 minutes a day.
The bandstand is still standing at the centre of Arnold Circus, marking an alignment of several ley lines, that apparently pass through this East End estate.


2 responses to “Programme

  1. Pingback: Article 31.1 – The Universal Right to Play | BNTL

  2. Pingback: The Universal Right To Play + London Festival of Architecture = Free Kite Making with CKP! « communitykiteproject

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