The town was paper, but the memories were not

We’ve paused a second from looking forward, and taken a moment to look back over our work in 2018-19. We’ve found some extraordinary things, and we wanted to share them with you.

Last year we met an astonishing 4544 of you, often one on one. Hello! We made 19 new projects, and 80% of our projects were free to attend. We worked with 74 artists and makers to make it all happen.

The Network of Coney now has 590 people in it, who share practice and support one another’s work. Our Network members have an age range of 50 years, with artists and makers from 21 to 71 years old.

The average time you all spent playing a Coney project last year was 3.3 hours – sometimes you spent 3 days with us, and sometimes 15 minutes, depending on what we were hoping to achieve that day! And 75 parcels were delivered to peoples homes with playable projects inside.

We met some of you hunting for bumblebees in the rain at Polesden Lacey, and some of you alongside the giraffes at Chester Zoo. We took to the streets with Greenpeace to stage an intervention, and played games in Wandsworth with new players making their way through probation.

We landed in 32 new places – with partners, now friends, making playful projects happen, bringing people together, encouraging conversation and always having fun.

So ultimately this is a thank you really. Thank you, to you, for coming. It was very lovely to meet you. And as we turn our heads to look forward once again, we hope we’ll see you soon, for the next playful adventure and everything 2019 and beyond has to offer.

Coney x

Credit: The quote in the title of this blog is from John Green’s Paper Towns

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