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Inspired by the Opie Archive, we are writing new stories and making new games in collaboration with two local primary schools and adventure theatre company Tales From The Playground. Iona and Peter Opie were folklorists active in the 1950s who spent their career recording how children played street games, and invented stories.

Seek out the special symbols spotted around the square and use your phone to unlock brand new games, stories and myths. Be the first to play!

On the day, we are giving away special packs of Playing Cards featuring secret messages left by children of the past.

This event is part of the Playing the Archive: Memory, Community and Mixed Reality Play project – a partnership between DARE at the UCL Knowledge Lab; the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis at the Bartlett School of Architecture; the University of Sheffield; the Bodleian Libraries; the V&A Museum of Childhood, and the Digital Humanities Institute, Sheffield. The project is funded by the ESPRC (Content Creation and Consumption in the Digital Economy call).

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