Play Ball is a playful, public, football-pitch-creating one-day event. Part pop-up, part flash mob, part crop circle, it’s a simple way for a group of people to create a proper football pitch on an available area of public land in a residential area.

Residents of Burmantoft, Leeds, are invited to come along on Saturday 20 August to make their own football pitch on the field next to Ebor Gardens school.

Just bring along some spare or old clothes, or other old things from home – stuff that you don’t mind laying on the grass, even if it’s wet. (You will be able to take it home at the end of the day.)

Bring a friend or family – the more people that come, the more objects we’ll have, the bigger we can make the pitch. And even if you don’t have something to bring, bring yourself!

We’ll lay all the old clothes and objects out to make the lines of the pitch. Then we can mow the grass and draw chalk lines before playing some games.

You’ll find us on site from 2pm.

If you’d like any more information check out or get in touch with Elaine – email or call 07910 315647.

Play Ball is a project by artist, Ilana Mitchell, produced by Wunderbar and supported by East Street Arts.

Read more about why and how Play Ball is happening.