What sort of scenes?

When we turn up on the streets, we always have some entertainment to share with passing strangers. There are a thousand options.

We want our events to welcome everyone. It’s worth thinking how your entertainments will be viewed by families for example.

You will have most fun if you bring along something small to show or play with, like origami, top trumps or drawing materials. Your team might be able to bring extra entertainments too.

 

Letter Writing

Catch up with family and friends in the old fashioned way.

There’s nothing quite like receiving a letter.

We provide paper, envelope and pens.

 

 

The Smellery

Have just a few interesting herbs to hand and offer passers-by something nice to smell.

Some will be confused, others very charmed.

 

 

 

Blind Drawing

Just draw your friend, or something on the street, but don’t look at the page!

A light-hearted way to exercise drawing technique whilst making friends.

 

 

The Thought Exchange

People just write a short thought on a scrap of paper, put it in the box, and pick out another stranger’s thought.

In this simple, but mystical way, strangers share sentiments…

 

Origami

Even basic origami patterns, like the jumping frog make for a nice street session.

 

 

Patchworking

Needle, thread and some baubles or rag will let you customise people to memorable effect.

You’ll make people very happy this way.

 

 

 

 

Blind Mate

Bring some blindfolds and ask a few members of the public if they’d like to “meet strangers whilst blindfolded”.

In the right situation, they’ll say yes.

Bring them together before they’ve seen each other, have them hold hands and get the conversation going, then leave them to it. It’s a sort of magic.

 

 

Readings

We often hold group and solo readings. Taking turns to read short stories and other interesting pieces accessible to all, we entertain each other and passers by, who can’t help but overhear.