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Play to Win or Play to Keep on Playing

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A photograph taken from above of people taking part in a group activity. They are facing the same direction and holding both arms out in front of them with their index fingers pointing.
These Instructions And You Will Be Fine (on the night) (2018) by Anthea Moys © Image by Julius Töyrylä.

What you’ll do

Come find out what play is to you. Hear about Anthea Moys’s artistic practice, which changes the rules of the game in sport and reimagines winning. Then play some of her favourite games that explore different forms of play – competitive, make-believe and risky – one of which is about playing with the rules of boxing! All the Very Best Players will receive certificates and medals, of course.

Suitable for all fitness levels but please wear comfortable clothes and shoes because you will be moving around. The games are suitable for people ages 18+.



Need to know


We’ll be in the Williams Lounge. To find it, take the stairs or the lift down to level –1.

Limited spaces available

Spaces are limited and may run out if we are busy so you may wish to arrive early.

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About your facilitator

Anthea Moys

Anthea is an artist, researcher and a play facilitator. Her main interest lies in how play operates in a variety of different contexts. In 2013 she won the Standard Bank Young Artist Award for Performance Art in South Africa, in 2018 she worked for the LEGO Foundation as an artist/researcher in residence and currently she is completing a practice-as-research PhD at Northumbria University.