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Flotsam and Jetsam in Playbox01 #1

The Playful Anywhere Playbox 01 was craned into place for a week’s residency at Cardigan Fields, Kirkstall today. Until Sunday 5th June we’ll be collecting information from local people about the Boxing Day 2015 floods to feed into the design of our floating artwork Caddis as well as making, playing and connecting with the site at Leeds Industrial Museum.

Our visitors today added more story ships to our message in a bottle, made Lego models of Kirkstall, stitched boat bunting on our almost 100 year old sewing machine, crafted caddis fly larvae, played Pooh sticks on the River Aire and of course took a break to hula hoop too. A chilly but playful day!

Our container also features a pop-up tourist information bureau with information about the area exhibited in all kinds of creative ways by local children from Year 3 of Kirkstall Valley Primary School. The class will also be helping to design and make pieces of Caddis with Gemma Latham next week and taking a boat trip on the canal at the end of June. We are delighted to be teaming up with the school in such a creative way.

Thanks to our lovely hauliers, Cramscene, our hosts at the site Land Securities, our neighbours at Leeds Industrial Museum for their support and partnership and finally to our funders Leeds Inspired.

Tomorrow we welcome local craft and recycling heroes, Seagulls for some mosaic making with a LED twist!


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