You can play giant light up board games for free at huge museum
A giant light-up games event where visitors can enjoy brightly illuminated games is expected to come to Dagenham for the first time. Light Games is scheduled to held in Valence House Museum from March 23 where guests get to play 15ft high interactive games, which includes 4-In-A-Row, based on the classic board game Connect 4 and Snake - based on the mobile phone game from the 1990s. The evening event is to celebrate the upcoming seasonal clock change as the clock springs forward an hour on March 26.
This will be the first time the glowing occasion will come to Essex or London. Adults and children can enter for free but attendees are asked to book a timed entry ticket online which runs between 6pm and 9pm. Each game is an interactive activity produced by the local arts programme Creative Barking and Dagenham and created by the French creative company Groupe LAPS.
Read More: The neighbourhood on the Essex border where locals use candles to block a mysterious 'smell of poo' Visitors will get the opportunity to explore the museum, as it will be opening late for three nights, and view the collections of artifacts that reveal the rich history of the London borough. Along with the Light Games, workshop activities and a cafe will be available to allow attendees to keep warm in between games.Light Up Game Event (Image: Creative Barking and Dagenham/EssexLive)
Sarah Wickens, Director of Programme at Creative Barking and Dagenham said; "We're excited to bring Light Games to Dagenham - and to London for the first time.
We are looking forwards to transforming Valence House Grounds into a colour-filled playground for everyone to enjoy." Councillor Saima Ashraf, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Community Leadership and Engagement, said: "This is a fantastic free event for all the family to enjoy against the wonderful backdrop of Valence House Museum. It's not only an opportunity to try your hand at the fantastic range of retro-inspired games, but also a chance to explore the remarkable heritage of the borough at the museum, if you haven't already!"
- ^ entry ticket online (www.essexlive.news)
- ^ Read More: The neighbourhood on the Essex border where locals use candles to block a mysterious 'smell of poo' (www.essexlive.news)