Street Ping Pong Newcastle

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Street Ping Pong Newcastle

Street Ping Pong Newcastle

English Ping Pong Assocaition By English Ping Pong Assocaition

Street Ping Pong Newcastle is about integrating free-to-play ping pong tables to the public spaces you care about. All the fun of the Cumberland Arms on your doorstep, all day, every day!

Newcastle Upon Tyne Idea stage

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Ping! England showed ping pong to be both a viable and hugely popular activity in the UK's outdoor spaces. Newcastle, unfortunately had to look on enviously.

Not any more, with the World's ping pong pioneers descended upon the city for Pongress, there will never be a better time to catapult ping pong out onto the streets, squares and parks of Newcastle.

What we'll deliver:

  • Select locations for table(s) by opening up dialogue with Newcastle residents
  • Prepare a suitable flat surface, and create enough space for social games and a informal gallery for onlookers
  • Design and fabricate a customised, sculptural ping pong table in collaboration with residents and artists.
  • Install the table / urban artwork on site with involvement from the local community.
  • A round-the-table launch party to formally handover the completed table to the community

Why it's a great idea:

Tables will invite people to use public spaces more frequently and sociably. Each project will collaborate with artists and designers to create unique, place-specific tables that will enhance public spaces, even when tables aren't in use.

Playing ping pong is a fantastic way to break through social barriers, to meet neighbours and strangers alike, to have fun, and keep fit and active at the same time.

Designing the right ping pong table, for the right space is important - we want every table to be cherished and looked after by local people, and in turn the table will provide a focus for thriving communities, built around 'pong.

Steps to get it done:

  • Commission the design of a bespoke table by local metalwork fabricators
  • Commission artist, who'll use table's surfaces as a canvas to create a unique look.
  • Clear site and leveled by landscape contractors / local residents.
  • Lay durable surface as necessary to provide trip free playing surface
  • Install informal seating components for viewing gallery

Thank you to Ping Out, Copenhagen for the photography

Location Newcastle Upon Tyne

Newcastle Upon Tyne has 14 other projects and £355,000 in potential grant funding

About the space

Underused outdoor spaces in Newcastle

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