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Childhood games inspired in Bradford by the Olympics
Traditional childhood games are to be revived in a Yorkshire-wide scheme inspired by the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Games in the Park events are to be held across the region allowing people of all ages to indulge in nostalgic activities such as skipping, hopscotch, blind man’s buff and hide and seek, as well as take part in more modern activities like free running and wheelchair rugby.
The project is one of more than 100 taking place across the region commissioned by ‘imove’, Legacy Trust UK’s celebratory programme for Yorkshire and part of the Cultural Olympiad.
Games in the Park events will take place in Bradford on a number of dates and at City Park and Lister Park.
These include an Imove on the street and Games in the Park event in City Park on Saturday, June 16. In addition there will be similar games at the Olympic torch relay celebration on Sunday, June 24, in Lister Park.
More games will be features as part of the Older People’s Festival which is taking place on Saturday, July 7, at City Park.
A Games in the Park exhibition will run from July 28 to December 2 at Cartwright Hall Art Gallery, Lister Park, including a photographic reconstruction of artist Pieter Bruegel’s Children’s Games painting.
Nima Poovaya-Smith, Alchemy Director, said: “Children’s games show the connections between different cultures of the world in simple yet powerful ways.
“The number of partners involved, demonstrates the immediate appeal of the idea.”
More details will be available nearer the time by logging on to bradford.gov.uk.