playARK - Games festival and talks

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playARK - Games festival and talks

Time: September 30, 2011 at 9:30am to October 1, 2011 at 8pm
Location: CHAPTER Arts Centre
Street: Market Road, Canton
City/Town: Cardiff
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Event Type: games, festival
Organized By: Julian Sykes
Latest Activity: Sep 28, 2011

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Event Description

playARK is Cardiff's very own games festival. At the end of September we will be bringing together a mix of games, from Street games to computer games through to board games. (with everything in between). Split between two days the festival will also hold the first series of talks of it's kind in Cardiff, see below for the full itinerary please see

DAY ONE - TALKS - Friday 30 September - 9:30am-3:30pm COST - £30 - £15 concs (tickets on sale very shortly)A ticketed event. Ever thought there are ways of making work and systems more fun and engaging? In this series of talks from world renowned play and gaming experts we will look at how games and play has been used to increase creativity and improve services. Full details.

DAY TWO - GAMES - Saturday 1 October - 10am-5pm COST - FREE A fun day for all the family. Join us at CHAPTER to play street games, board games, and computer games. Your chance to relive your childhood and turn your environment into a new playground. Whether it's by using the latest technology or no technology at all. From games that challenge your grey matter to those that are just indulgently fun. Full details.

GAME PREMIERE - EVERWAKE - Saturday 1 October - 6-8pm COST - £10 - £8 concs (tickets on sale very shortly)A Ghostly happening, everyone has a story don't they? Will you free them? You will have to play to find out...

This event is brought to you through a great collaboration between thinkARK and CHAPTER Arts Centre.

This event is part of the Cardiff Design Festival 2011.

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Comment by Julian Sykes on September 14, 2011 at 2:23

Audio for Everwake is now live

Comment by Julian Sykes on August 16, 2011 at 21:31

tickets now on sale from chapter 


for the talks 


and for everwake

Comment by Julian Sykes on July 15, 2011 at 8:15

We have just announced the auditions for the game everwake so if you are interested in getting involved please look here

Comment by Rachel Fisher on June 6, 2011 at 22:39
Hi I'd love to get involved but as I am still a student at Aberystwyth, I'm not sure if these dates will interfere with the beginning of my third year in September and so for the time being I have clicked might attend.

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