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We need your help to launch Play Peterborough Now or Never with a bang!

On Saturday the 5th and Sunday 6th September 2015, during Peterborough Arts Festival, we’ll be launching Peterborough’s first playful app.

Developed in collaboration with Peterborough residents the app will invite everyone to re-discover the city through play.

To create a spectacle to promote and launch the App we are staging a collective large-scale flashmob in Cathedral Square. All those taking part will simultaneously be sent texts prompting them to undertake a series of ‘playful actions’ in unison. These could include ‘walking backwards’, ‘waving (or beckoning) passers-by’, ‘shouting out what you see’ etc. Though this might seem a little daunting if doing it on your own, being part of a large group of people ‘playing’ together can be great fun and makes a very powerful spectacle.

The flashmob will take place between 2:30-3:00pm over the festival weekend (Saturday and Sunday) and we are looking for volunteers to make this happen! You don’t have to commit to both days but that would be helpful. If you don’t have a smart phone or a 3G tablet – please don’t let that put you off. We can equip you with the technology and make it easy to use.

If you would like join let us know by email giving your contact details, mobile number and T-shirt size. On the day will meet at the Arts Festival pop- up ‘Hunt & Darton café’ (exact location will be confirmed and probably at 1pm) to talk through the launch event over a light lunch. You will also receive your own Play Peterborough Now or Never T shirt and a set of simple instructions to follow.

No skills or previous performance experience required – just a sense of fun and good humour! Just come along with your mobile phone if you’ve got one and be part of this exciting event to get everyone Playing Peterborough Now or Never!

Read more about Peterborough Play Now Or Never here.

Play Peterborough Now Or Never! Has been developed in partnership with METAL an artistic laboratory in Peterborough with bases in Southend and Liverpool. It is supported using public funding by Arts Council England, METAL and Peterborough Presents, Peterborough’s Creative People & Places programme.