Ashley, Easton & Lawrence Hill

Transforma-bin by Mufti & Baggator

ANTISOCIAL WASTE |  YOUNG PEOPLE  |  ALL WARDS

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Mufti Games consulted with local residents and worked with Baggator Young People’s Project to create games themed around fly-tipping, and convert a large, communal bin into The project: Mufti Games consulted with local residents and worked with Baggator Young People’s Project to create games themed around fly-tipping, and convert a large, communal bin into an interactive playable game station. ‘Transforma-bin’ toured fly-tipping hotspots in the neighbourhood and challenged people’s behaviour around antisocial waste. The ‘bin-stallation’ is part marble run, part pinball machine and lots of fun. It was built around a model of Bristol streets in Easton, and can now be used as a free education tool by schools and community groups.

Mufti Games create experiences that rediscover the simple enjoyment of games as a collective experience for all ages, bringing passers-by together in the spirit of healthy competition. Baggator work with young people in Easton.

  • 12 workshops across 3 wards
  • 660 local young people and adults directly involved
  • Playable game station available as lasting legacy for the community 

The Transforma-bin sessions held at Baggator not only ended in the creation of a great community teaching resource but also demonstrated to the young people who took part that todays 'throw away' society is not the only option. – Baggator Young People’s Centre 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


***NEWS UPDATE***  5th October

Last weekend, Mufti Games & Baggator's Transforma-Bin project culminated in two days of hands-on gaming all across the area. Did you get to see it? They're mighty Binstallation toured on Saturday, visiting both the Barton Hill Urban Park and St Paul's Family Centre and surrounding areas. Then on Sunday, a whole collection of games were at Baggator in Easton for Fun Palaces. Take a look at the pictures at the bottom of this page, and check out the video below. 

What happens now?

Mufti's giant pinball bin is now available for local community buildings, groups and schools to borrow and use - either as a fun play thing for community events, or for workshops and community action days about flytipping. To find out more or to book the Transforma-bin, please contact Mufti Games directly here.

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If you saw it, we'd love to hear what you thought. Drop us an email at nap@bristol2015.co.uk 


***NEWS UPDATE***  30th September

THIS Saturday and Sunday is the culmination weekend for Mufti Games and Baggator's Transformer-Bin project. 

On Saturday 3rd October Transforma-bin will tour Barton Hill and St Pauls. It will promenade between play areas and flytipping hotspots offering people a chance to play the game and talk to Mufti about the issues that affect them. Transforma-bin will then exist as a fun, learning, resource for schools and clubs in the area.

On Sunday 4th October Transforma-bin will be based at Baggator, All Hallows Rd, and will be part of their Fun Palace weekend. Fun Palaces are a free, nationwide celebration of community, bringing people together with arts and sciences taking place this weekend.

3rd October: Walkabout

11am-1pm: Barton Hill Urban Park and surrounding area

3-5pm: St Pauls Family centre and surrounding area

4th October: Fun Palace

12-5pm: Baggator Young Peoples Centre, All Hallows Rd Easton BS5 0HH

Download the flyer here , or click here to find their Fun Palaces event page on Facebook


***NEWS UPDATE***  14th September

We're pleased to announce the culmination weekend of Mufti Games and Baggator's Transforma-bin project for Ashley, Easton and Lawrence Hill. 

On Saturday 3rd October Transforma-bin will tour Barton Hill and St Pauls. It will promenade between play areas and flytipping hotspots offering people a chance to play the game and talk to Mufti about the issues that affect them. Transforma-bin will then exist as a fun, learning, resource for schools and clubs in the area.

On Sunday 4th October Transforma-bin will be based at Baggator Young Peoples Centre and will be part of their Fun Palace weekend. Fun Palaces are a free, nationwide celebration of community, bringing people together with arts and sciences taking place over that weekend.

3rd October: Walkabout

11am-1pm: Barton Hill Urban Park and surrounding area

3-5pm: St Pauls Family centre and surrounding area

4th October: Fun Palace

12-5pm: Baggator Young Peoples Centre, All Hallows Rd Easton BS5 0HH

Visit the event page for more information

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***NEWS UPDATE***   25th August

Genius games were created last week with youngsters at Baggator Bristol. If you missed them at Trinity Centre for Make Sunday Special, you can still find out what Mufti got up to by watching the video below and checking out the superb pictures at the bottom of this page.

Mufti Games are now lying low to do some chin scratching and further creating... They'll be back in early October. 

Photo: Frances Gard

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***NEWS UPDATE***   19th August

Testimonials from children who attended workshops:

"Its a really fun game and you can actually react to it. Instead of playing video games, watching TV, every day - obviously you need to get outdoors and play these kind of games."

"It's basically good for the environment, instead of buying games you use garbage instead of using money from a bank. I rate it 10 cause it's all made out of garbage"


***NEWS UPDATE***   3rd August

Latest project information from Mufti: 

OVERVIEW
Mufti Games have been looking into fly tipping and anti-social waste. So widespread (and so normal) that it's easy to ignore: fly tipping is an issue just around any street corner that affects us all, but is more often than not, somebody else's problem. 

But, waste doesn't make and dump itself, and doesn't just vanish either. Does it? 

We will use the power of play to draw attention to one of our big problems in Bristol: the waste on our streets. We are going to TALK ABOUT, INVENT, and PLAY games to see our streets in a different way. Changing them from a place we accept as a dump, to a place where we belong and that we own; a place to keep clean, tidy and safe for everyone to enjoy.

TALK
What? 
Mufti Games want to know about the games you play and the games you used to play on the streets of wherever you call (or called) home. Your memories and stories will be used in later stages of the project.


Why?
This is a key part of our research. We all play or remember playing games. Talking about this is a great way to look at many of the issues affecting our neighbourhoods: how do we view the places we live in? How do we relate to each other? What makes a place feel like 'ours'? We really want this project to refect and be part of the community.


How? 
Come and talk to Mufti Games at one of our events in Easton, Ashley or Lawrence Hill over the Summer. We'll let you know where we're going to be on our Mufti blog, twitter feed @muftigames and Facebook page. Get in touch via social media or email; play@muftidoesgames.com: where and what games did you used to play? How did you play? What were the rules? And most importantly, how did you win!? 
Are you part of a club or a social group? Get in touch if you'd like us to come and speak with you and your members about games and play.

INVENT
What? 
We want you to invent some games, using the stories and memories collected from around Bristol as inspiration. We'll make these games and play them with the public in the streets. 
 

Why?
Creating these games are about solving problems and, in working together we can make a positive impact in the world. Come on down and make a game instead of a mess and see your streets in a different way.
What you invent will be drawn upon to help us design one ginormous game to end the project.
 

How?
Aged 11-18? Come to Mufti Games Summer School at Baggator Young Peoples Project to spend a week with a professional designer, experimenting, inventing, and making games!
12-4pm, 18-21 August 

Baggator Young Peoples Project
The Pickle Factory
13 All Hallows Rd
Easton
Bristol
BS5 0HH
£2 per session, £5 for whole week


Enjoy all the new creations at Baggator at Stapleton Rd's Make Sunday Special, 12-6pm, Sun 23 August.
Email play@muftdoesgames.com to find out more.

PLAY
What? 
Mufti are going to convert a large communal bin into a playable games station, and tour it around fly tipping hot spots in Easton, Lawrence Hill and Ashley in September 2015. The game-bin will be available afterwards as a resource for schools and community groups.
 

Why?
Bristol's communal bins have come up time and time again in our research into fly tipping and anti-social waste. They seem to represent a cycle where, in solving one problem, you cause another. We're also really interested in how something communal can become a problem for the community. We will highlight this by turning something unloved, abused and ignored, into something fun that brings people together to play a game that encourages us to see our neighbourhoods and our waste in a different way.
 

How? 
Keep an eye on www.muftidoesgames.com, @muftigames and Facebook, as well as announcements from Bristol2015, for details about where and when you can play our bin.
Want to help roll our bin out for people to play? Get in touch to volunteer.
Do you run a community group, building, or organisation that can give a bin a home? Get in touch if you would like to host our playable bin as an interactive resource for your members/pupils etc. for a period of time from October onwards.


***NEWS UPDATE***   16th July

Aged 11-18years? It's time to sign up for Mufti's week of fun...


Mufti are now converting a communal bin into an interactive, playable ‘binstallation’ Transformabin!

Transformabin will be inspired by global street games and they want you to get involved. A week of workshops will be held for 11-18 year olds at the Pickle Factory with Baggator Young Peoples Project. 

Release your inner inventor. Work with them to invent and build new games and playable contraptions and show them at Make Sunday Special on Stapleton Road. 

The workshops are on the 18th-21st of August 12-4pm followed by  Make Sunday Special on the 23rd of August.

To get involved and find out more click below

http://muftidoesgames.com/binstallation

Here is also a blog page which will be updated by Mufti showing the great progress they are making - http://muftidoesgames.com/blog/


Background information on the project;

What will a neighbourhood arts project look like for Ashley, Easton & Lawrence Hill?

  • The project has been shaped from what we heard from individual residents, community groups and local businesses.

What’s happened so far?

Since September 2014 we’ve been consulting people living in the neighbourhood area to find out:

  • what issues need addressing in terms of the green agenda
  • particular areas that would be great to have an arts project
  • specific community groups or members of the community an artist, maker or facilitator should work with – ie schools, unemployed or older people

How have we engaged with this area? Well, we’ve…

  • talked at the neighbourhood partnership and local forum meetings
  • been working closely with Bristol City Council’s Neighbourhood & Community Development teams
  • met with community leaders, groups and individuals
  • been busy on social media
  • left flyers in community buildings
  • held a public consultation meeting on the 13th January at the Trinity Centre
  • held a Creative Brainstorming drop in session on Saturday 7th March for artists to talk to the NAP team

What are the next steps?

  • The artist/maker or facilitators brief has been publicised for 6 weeks. The commission is for £10,000 which includes all project fees, materials & expenses, although volunteers may be provided to assist on the project. See the brief below:

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“I’m a creative Bristolian and I’d like to get involved.”

Want to know more? Feel you could volunteer?

Get in touch – nap@bristol2015.co.uk

Follow the neighbourhood arts project on Facebook

 

Advisors on this project are:

Cleo Lake    St Pauls Carnival
Kurt James    Bristol City Council
Amy Harrison    Up Our Street
Emma Harvey    Trinity Arts Centre
Negat Hussein    Refugee Women of Bristol 
Julz Davis    Ujima Radio

 

Game making with Baggator Bristol

Mufti Games at Make Sunday Special (images by Frances Gard)

Transforma-Bin Weekend (images by Frances Guard)