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What Makes Thornton Launch & Games Evening
February 1 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
👾Exhibition Opening and Games Evening 👾
FRIDAY 01 FEBRUARY, 6-9pm
FREE, All Welcome
Join us whilst we launch our latest exhibition ‘What Makes Thornton?’ and accompanying Thornton-based board and choose-your-own-adventure video game. Explore Thornton’s creative side as Kevin the Peacock with content drawn from conversations and interviews with Thornton residents and visitors.
Please bring your own games (board games, card games, portable consoles etc) to show and play with other visitors. From 7:30pm there will be live music from synth pop duo VIDE0 and retro machine-music from Game_Program, plus 8-Bit live Visuals from Pstl cstl as well as food from Plenty At The Square and refreshments and cocktails from the South Square bar.
Andy Abbott – http://andyabbott.co.uk/
Game-Program – https://gameprogram.bandcamp.com/music
Pastel Castle – https://www.facebook.com/pstlcstl/
What Makes Thornton?
Play and explore Thornton’s creative side.
In 2018 artist Andy Abbott asked residents of Thornton about what makes the village special and unique. A call out was made for ‘makers’ of all sorts to map the constructive and creative activity in Thornton.
It revealed makers of art, objects, furniture, food and drink, music and dance, as well as people and groups that are making people in Thornton healthier and happier, and who are working to make Thornton a better place to be. Andy also asked questions about what would make Thornton an even better place to be, and talked to residents and visitors about their ideas for improvements and future activity.
‘What Makes Thornton?’ continues the conversation in the gallery space at South Square Centre through a bespoke board and video game. In the game you play as Kevin The Peacock who must gather evidence of Thornton’s creativity before time runs out. At the exhibition you can play the game, browse the materials and research that has gone into it, and add your own ideas and opinions about What Makes Thornton?
Print and design by Ben Holden – Blue Bear Press . Supported by Arts Council England. Curated by Alice Withers.