Free ‘Game On’ trail as part of Norwich Games Festival this May Half Term 

News: 10 May 2024

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From Saturday 25th May until Sunday 2nd June 2024, we will be hosting a free self-led ‘Game On’ trail as part of the Norwich Games Festival.

Visitors can collect a free trail map from The HMV Shop on the lower ground floor of Chantry Place and then collect the letters on the posters throughout the Centre to spell a word, while enjoying the designs created by Rudey Ratcliffe, creative enterprise student at East Norfolk Sixth Form College, and finding out games-related facts. Once complete, enter your details via a QR code on the map to be in with a chance of winning a £200 HMV Shop voucher.

Paul McCarthy, general manager at Chantry Place, said: “Norwich Games Festival is returning to Norwich this year after a four-year break and we’re delighted that they asked us to host this trail for them. The ‘Game On’ trail is something free for families to enjoy in May Half Term as part of a day out in Norwich. It’s suitable for families and we think ages 6+ will really enjoy the trail.”

Ellie Buchan, Event Producer for Norwich Games Festival said: “It’s a real pleasure to be working alongside Chantry Place, and bringing a special Norwich Games Festival trail to the Centre. We’re thrilled to have worked with a local illustrator to create bespoke drawings that celebrate games in all their forms! This family friendly trail sits alongside a fantastic programme of events, workshops, and free activities that will be taking place at The Forum from Thursday 30 May – Sun 1 June as part of Norwich Games Festival. It’s well-known for its creative and welcoming events and part of NGF is about supporting other businesses and raising awareness of what is in the city – trails are a great way to do this, whilst also encouraging people to get out and about, do some exercise and engage with people and places in the city. It’s also a wonderful opportunity to showcase the work of local illustrators; it highlights the amount of talent in the area and gives them a platform to see their work appreciated.”

Norwich Games Festival returns on Thursday 30th May to Saturday 1st June. The Festival has amazing events, workshops, talks, and free interactive activities for everybody to enjoy! Norwich Games festival is presented by The Forum, with lead partner Norwich University of the Arts, and features lots of hands-on game play, including retro arcades and VR experiences, as well as industry events.

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