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.
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.
Have just a few interesting herbs to hand and offer passers-by something nice to smell.
Some will be confused, others very charmed.
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…
Even basic origami patterns, like the jumping frog make for a nice street session.
Needle, thread and some baubles or rag will let you customise people to memorable effect.
You’ll make people very happy this way.
Two, bright red, old style landline telephones which are connected. We place them on two street benches round the corner from each other.
We invite friends and strangers to sit by the phone on one end and wait for a stranger to pick up the other for a chat.
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.
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.