Creating a springboard for a locally led recovery and re-imagination of the North of Tyne
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:
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:
Thank you to Ping Out, Copenhagen for the photography
About the space
Underused outdoor spaces in Newcastle
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