A web-based game we built to support multimedia performances at three heritage sites in Torbay was launched in June.
We created Digital Trails for the Quest Play Project and Play Torbay to support and promote previous live performances, and to encourage visitors to the heritage sites involved: Cockington Court, Greenway, the home of crime writer Agatha Christie, and Torquay Museum.
A team of artists and young creative explorers searching out the secret stories and adventures that lie within the walls of Greenway (Agatha Christie’s holiday home in Brixham), Cockington Court and Torquay Museum: a chance to explore the grounds of these magical places through the eyes of children and the creation of a specially designed digital trail: an event with artists from Forkbeard Fantasy, the Barbican Theatre, Plymouth and the Egg Theatre Royal, Bath.
Quest Play Torbay represents a new engagement opportunity for people in Torbay and beyond. At least 175 children and young people will be involved in designing, delivering and promoting Quest Play in its first year. They will be joined by at least 60 community and venue volunteers.
The ‘challenge’ for young people will be to interpret those spaces and make them their own. The ‘adventure’ will be to work with artists to make it happen and the ‘journey’ will be to connect their adventure with parents, friends and members of the local community and share their experience through a range of different art forms, for example, dance, promenade, theatre and the creation of interactive media and exhibits.