AboutOur annual Family Fun Day is back, with a difference! This year's event will be even more fun, with creative games inspired by the peoples and cultures of the world created by children, young people and students working with artists at the Sainsbury Centre.
One of the highlights of the day will be a unique reconstruction of an ancient Mesoamerican ball game (never before attempted in the UK). This is an exciting game, played in a special court by up to seven players a side, where the ball is hit from the hips and the goal is a hoop set in the steep sides of the court. In ancient Mesoamerica the game could be very dangerous and involved human sacrifice. We won't be playing to these rules but will have a suitable forfeit for the losing team! There will also be a giant cat's cradle from North America, jump-rope games from China and races with special prizes.
Enjoy lots of activities throughout the day, with things to make, face painting, live music and gallery trails. Why not have a picnic outside in the Sculpture Garden, or treat yourself to something to eat from the Modern Life Café?
World Art Game Day has been granted the London 2012 Inspire mark, the badge of the London 2012 Inspire programme which recognises exceptional and innovative projects inspired by the 2012 Games.