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We Know Best: Play Workshop

Saturday 18 May 2024

Design an obstacle course and put the grown ups to the test. Take part in playful team games and explore the power of play!

The Spark Arts for Children and De Montfort University presents

We Know Best Workshop

Design an obstacle course and put the grown ups to the test.

Children Ready? Grown Ups Ready?


The equipment is ready… the lawn is set… and the children have designed the course. And now it’s time for the adults to be put through their paces.

Drop into this session and experiment with a variety of different objects and equipment to design your own obstacle course.


Saturday 18 May 2024
Vijay Patel Building, De Montfort University
11:00am to 3:00pm
4+ (and their grown ups)
Free, drop in, just turn up!

What is the We Know Best Project?

Imagine a world where adults have lost the ability to be creative, choosing comfort over courage, paying bills instead of playing, and not quite as clever as they think they are. Don’t worry adults! Us children can help. We Know Best.

Come along to the free workshops for all the family, exploring the themes of “We Know Best.” The children are in charge, and over the next three years, The Spark and De Montfort University (DMU) will co-create a research-led performance project. We’re looking for loads of families to attend the workshops, get creative, and have fun playing.

We Know Best began its co-creation journey in 2016, developed initially with Almeida Academy participants at Almeida Theatre, London, Jordana Golbourn and Christopher Gorry. This scaled up new version will develop the idea with 1000s of children nationally over a three year period, culminating in a research driven performance project “We Know Best: A small human’s guide to big human problems”.

Partnering with Leicester Gallery, De Montfort University

Vijay Patel Building, De Montfort University, Mill Lane, LE2 7PT
Newarke Street Car Park is the closest and cheapest multi-story car park.
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0116 257 7508