Join us in a day-long celebration of all things play and take over the RIBA headquarters at 66 Portland Place. Participate in free activities, tours and workshops for all the family, inspired by The Brutalist Playground installation.
LEGO Elves Fun Hosted by the UK’s only certified LEGO professional, pop in get some building tips from the best and to build and customise your own magical, Elfish creation. Spot prizes and goody bags given away throughout the day.
Minecraft Brutalist Build Bring your own laptops along and design us a Brutalist building on the RIBA Minecraft server. Wifi and power sources will be provided, as well as expert advice from Blockworks. Access images of Brutalist buildings from the RIBA’s collection via our online image catalogue, RIBA Pix for inspiration. You’ll be able to access the server at home if you can’t make it to the event. More details TBC. Website: www.blockworksmc.com Twitter: @BlockWorksYT
The Great Meccano Challenge Team work makes the dream work! Help us build a huge architectural creation from Meccano pieces. Website: www.meccano.com
Game Design Workshop Ever wanted to create a video game? Join BAFTA award winning game designer, Sophia George, in a free workshop to get your creative juices flowing. Website: www.sophiageorge.com Twitter: @SophiaPretoria
Involve! Join Architecture Collective Involve for a hands-on activity in our grand Florence Hall. Website: www.involvearchitecture.com
Bright & Brutalist Architectural Consequences Add your own building design to the mix and see what mad creations we end up with. Hosted by artist Katie Kennedy. Website: www.katiekennedy.co.uk Twitter: @kennedymccall
The Colouring-In Corner Get back to basics with our specially-made colouring-in patterns by artist, Lil Adams. Go graphic, inspired by The Brutalist Playground installation, or art deco, inspired by our RIBA headquarters.
Squishy Cityscape Build your favourite building in miniature – or create your own – and add it to our plasticine city.
Ready, Set, Building Tour! 11.30am, 1.30pm and 3.30pm For one day only, our building tours are free of charge and come with a twist! Learn about the history of the RIBA and our beautiful headquarters and play for prizes along the way. Tours last approximately 45 minutes and leave from the reception desk.
The Day of Play Display As part of the Brutalist Playground, the RIBA has been working with local communities who live on the estates featured in the installation. This display is the culmination of these projects and includes work from Open Age groups in North Kensington and Westminster, and Islington Play Association. Websites: www.openage.org.uk and www.islingtonplay.org.uk Twitter: @Open_Age and @IslingtonPlay
Also open all day: The Brutalist Playground installation, a new commission by Turner Prize nominees Assemble and artist Simon Terrill, is free and open to anyone who wants to kick off their shoes and play.
The RIBA Bookshop sells a selection of architectural books and gifts, including many activity books for children.
Hot and cold snacks and drinks will be served all day in our café.
TitleDay of Play
FromAugust 08, 2015 11:00 AM
UntilAugust 08, 2015 05:00 PM
VenueRoyal Institute of British Architects (RIBA)
Address66 Portland Place, London, W1B 1AD