For information on this year’s Weekender, look here.

The first UK event of its kind in May 2007, the Hide&Seek Weekender is our annual jamboree of social games and playful experiences on London’s South Bank. It used to be a Festival, now it’s a Weekender. There are a number of really good reasons for this, which Alex will tell you if you ask him.

The first Hide&Seek festival ran 11 May to 13 May 2007, at BFI Southbank in London. It was produced in association with Gideon Reeling. Games played included A Small Town Anywhere from Coney & Journey to the End of the Night by SF0.

The 2008 festival ran in London from the 27th to the 29th of June, and encompassed everything from fine artists making location-based work to huge flashmob games within the public spaces of the Southbank Centre. As well as a range of low-tech, high-fun experiences from the Sandpit, artists including Momus, Blast Theory and Jane McGonigal brought things for us to play.

The 2009 Hide&Seek Weekender ran from 31st July to 2nd August at the Southbank Centre, London, and this year we’re heading to the National Theatre, for an event we’re building in collaboration with the London International Festival of Theatre. Check out more details here.