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Playbox01 in Sovereign Square

It’s been quite a year for our 20ft Shipping Container. We started in Armley, took Playbox to Seacroft where LS14 Trust were hosts for 2 months in Summer, from there to the Lingfields in Moortown, Cardigan Fields in Kirkstall, The West Yorkshire Playhouse and now finally it’s come to play its part in Leeds City Centre for the Compass Live Arts Festival.

Playbox is now situated in Sovereign Square, a delightful new pocket park situated betwixt the new office buildings of KPMG & Addleshaw Goddard, and very smart she looks too. Artist Stephen Hodge will be using Playbox as his base 19th & 20th November for 4 curated ‘charrette’s ‘Where to build the walls that protect us‘ inviting very interesting guest speakers to take people on a walk around Leeds based on four different themes.

It’s exactly how we’d like Playbox to play a part in conversations about place, and people’s hopes, concerns for making the most of where they live and work.

We’re nearly ready to draw breath and reflect on what we’ve learnt this year, as we’ve explored what play can mean for very different communities across Leeds. In the meantime do pop by and see us whilst we are in residence next week at Sovereign Square and make your own mini Playbox! We’ll be open everyday between 10-2pm.

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