PL:ay was a one day festival of adventure, anticipation and encounters, showcasing artists predominantly from the South West presenting live art, video, photography and installation with a strong performative quality in Plymouth, for free.
PL:ay presented the work of 19 individual artists and artist collaborations to over 3500 people in various locations throughout Plymouth city centre in July 2007.
PL:ay showcased the work of:
Action hero, Augusto Corrieri, Dando and Weitz, Dawn Scarfe, Emma Bush, Isgard Bright-Roberts, Jason Hirons, Jenny Hunt, John Chapman, LOW PROFILE, Mary Hurrell, Neil Callaghan and Simone Kenyon, Pete F Davies, Propeller, Sam Hasler with Bill Wroath, Sean Hawkridge, Search Party, Spaghetti Club and These Horses.
PL:ay was produced jointly by LOW PROFILE and one.c and was funded by Arts Council England, Plymouth City Council, Plymouth College of Art and Design and Plymouth Arts Centre with support from Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery. PL:ay's project interns were Dan Baker, Natalie Parrett and Ruth Shorrock.
“I smiled a lot, laughed out loud a lot and had a ball”
“[PL:ay] brought a quite different feel of the arts to the city which is incredibly important. It was very accessible and enjoyable.”
“You know you’re going to have fun when the festival is called PL:ay.”
“Where do I sign to get involved next year?”
“Really nice to see Plymouth doing something challenging, inclusive and colour co-ordinated.”