Beatty Halla, Let The Games Begin, 2008. Image: Simon Steven

Beatty Hallas
Let the games begin

Saturday 21 June – Sunday 22 June 2008

Main Beach, near Keam’s Yard

A stall stood on Whitstable beach with various games, toys and puzzles. Situated near several thoroughfares, passers-by borrowed games to play, asking for advice on suitability and rules. Cushions were also available to borrow.

Let the games begin looked at the beach as a place of communal recreation, asking what might count as evidence of recreational use while encouraging participation from groups of all ages.