Serious Play

11am Ė 5pm, Garden Room, Fountain Room and foyer spaces

28 November 2015
Barbican Centre


For Charles and Ray Eames, the importance of play was a source of creativity and made its way into all of their work. Immerse yourself in the joy of play through a day of workshops, performances and activities at this free, one day event inspired by The World of Charles and Ray Eames (until 14 Feb 2016).

Get creative and contribute to an installation with Shane Waltener, make your own spinning toy with Tony Hayward and come up with novel solutions to everyday problems with Peter Marigold. Immerse yourself in movement with New Movement Collective and interactive performance with Hunt & Darton, experiment with words with Rachel Long and Antosh Wojcik and play with light and images with Matheson Marcault. Donít forget to take away your own personalised paper elephant designed with Codasign.

Free tours will also be available for The World of Charles and Ray Eames ticket holders at 12.30pm and 2pm.

All events are drop-in on the day with the exception of the poetry workshop with Rachel Long and Antosh Wojcik. Please sign-up in advance through the email below for either the Children's Workshop (6-11 yrs), 11am-12.30pm, or the Advanced Workshop (13-18 yrs), 1.30-3.00pm.

For further information and to book your place on the poetry workshops please contact

This event is part of:
The World of Charles and Ray Eames

Barbican Art Gallery in London presents major exhibitions by leading international figures in the heart of the City of London


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