About the Festival

The Play and Creativity Festival is an opportunity to showcase the ways play and creativity permeate our teaching, research and professional activities. Whether physical, game-based, imaginative, communal, noisy, quiet or solitary, play makes an important contribution to University life. This festival is a jam packed programme of playful events involving everything from lego, balloons and maggot racing to gamified learning and playful food. Feel free to go to all, or any, of the open sessions throughout the week (there is no need to sign up)  for teaching inspiration and to have some fun in the final week of the semester.

An exciting addition to this year’s Play and Creativity Festival is our play tent, located on the Dytche there will be activities running throughout the day.
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Celebrate the week-long fun and games at the Play and Creativity Exhibition Day in the Play Tent from 12pm on Friday 6th!
Come along to Exhibition Day in The Play Tent. Explore an interactive gallery of  exhibits co-created over the Festival week.  A collaboration of Students, Staff and Friends inspired to be playful, creative and imaginative. See how we explored our learning across different contexts and expressed ourselves and our identities – ‘Who we are’ individually, and together as a community. Enjoy ensemble music, cake and camaraderie over a lunchtime close of festival tea-party.

To see how we got on during the Play and Creativity Festival 2017, please watch the video below!


For more information or to contact the team, please email: play@winchester.ac.uk