Find out about forthcoming and past public events


Upcoming Events

PLAYING UP public Play-Ins are energetic and enjoyable events that involve kids and their accompanying adults working together as teams to complete activities and tasks in order to create their own work of Live Art.

Please go to Get Involved if you are interested in hosting a Play-in.

Forthcoming public Play-in’s of PLAYING UP will be announced here or:

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To mark the launch of the German edition of PLAYING UP, look out for forthcoming Play-ins in Hamburg, Stuttgart and Osnabruck in September and October 2017.

 Past Events

Playing Up Art Trolley

Summer Holiday activity for kids and adults to play together
Weekends 12 noon – 5pm, 5 August – 3 September 2017
Level 3 concourse of the Blavatnik Building, Tate Modern, London, UK

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Herbert Art Gallery & Museum, Museums At Night

Saturday 20th May, 2017
5.30pm – 10pm
Coventry, UK

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In Between Time International Festival 2017

Saturday 11th – Sunday 12th February, 2017
11am – 5pm
Venue: Arnolfini
Bristol, UK

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Compass Live Art Festival

Saturday 19th November, 2016
11am – 4pm
Venue: Leeds City Museum
Leeds, UK

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PLAYING UP was also 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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Hijack Festival

Wednesday 26th October, 2016
10am – 4pm
Venue: Komedia
Brighton, UK

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SPILL Festival of Performance

Friday 28th and Saturday 29th October, 2016
1pm – 5pm
Venue: SPILL Dome
Ipswich, UK

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Cambridge Junction

Sunday 25th September, 2016
12pm – 4pm
Venue: J3
Cambridge, UK

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Latitude Festival

Saturday 16th July 2016
11am – 1pm
Suffolk, UK
Venue: Live Art House

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Playing up – The Launch

Turbine Hall, Tate Modern
Friday 1 & Saturday 2 April 2016
12.00 – 19.00
Sunday 3 April 2016
12.00 – 18.00
A public play-in in the Turbine Hall at Tate Modern.

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Playing Up – The Symposium

Starr Auditorium, Tate Modern
Monday 4 April 2016
10AM – 5.30PM
The launch of PLAYING UP was marked with a major symposium with leading thinkers and practitioners in the field.

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