The Play Factory, workshops with Bournville College by Samantha Williams / by Claire Farrell

The Play Factory, workshops with Bournville College by Samantha Williams

In the lead up to Longbridge Light Festival 2016 artist Samantha Williams worked with students from Bournville College to support the creation of 'The Play Factory'. 'The Play Factory' was an interactive installation that considered the effect the Shadow Factory scheme and the war effort had on play and leisure during WW2. Rather than producing ammunition and aeroplanes, 'The Play Factory' produced joy and encouraged participation from both adults and children alike.

Williams used board games, street games and toys from this wartime period as inspiration for the activities for LLF, offering professional development opportunities for Bournville College art students to get involved in the creation of the work.

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