Inaugural gaming event at Lowestoft is ‘really well received’

An inaugural intergenerational event for all could now become a regular showcase.

As an event aimed at celebrating the “joy” of traditional and new board games takes center stage at Lowestoft, organizers said it was “really well received”.

Lowestoft Diary: Game On!  fun at the event in Lowestoft.Game on! fun at the event in Lowestoft. (Photo: Mick Howes)

Game on! presented a series of activities at the Water Lane Leisure Center in Lowestoft from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday November 12.

And with the day co-ordinated by the Lowestoft and Northern Parishes Community Partnership (LNPCP) – as part of its work to reduce social isolation, improve mental health and provide safe and caring environments – a range of games were played and appreciated.

Over the course of the day, 50 people attended – including 18 children, mostly of primary school age.

With games like Frustration!, Scrabble, Connect 4, Sorry!, Mastermind, bingo, Lose Your Shirt and playing cards, organizers said those who left comments “would attend similar events if organized. in the future”.

Lowestoft Diary: Game On!  fun at the event in Lowestoft.Game on! fun at the event in Lowestoft. (Photo: Mick Howes)

Louise Gooch, East Suffolk councilor for Kirkley and Pakefield ward and member of the Lowestoft and Northern Parishes Community Partnership, said: “The event was very well received and provided a great opportunity for local playgroups to encourage new memberships.

“We had participants of all ages across the community, especially families with young children.

“In addition, we welcomed members of our Ukrainian community.

“We will explore the possibility of organizing similar events in the future and linking the project to the Warm Rooms program in order to provide spaces and activities for people who want or need a boost to feel good during the colder months.

East Suffolk Council is appealing to people to donate board games for distribution this winter within the Warm Rooms network.

Games must be left at the council’s Riverside building, Lowestoft, by November 29.


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Jennifer R. Strohm