Now Play This

Now Play This Now Play This is a festival of experimental game design at Somerset House, showcasing interactive and playful work as part of the London Games Festival. Initially three days, and expanding to nine in 2019, NPT runs every spring across Somerset House’s New Wing, River Terrace and Courtyard, Now Play This brings together […]

Playing Poetry

Playing Poetry In February 2023 Nick founded Playing Poetry, an organisation that champions playful and interactive literature, through exhibitions, workshops and tailored events. The goal is to present a platform for game-based writing and provide an inclusive network for writers and game-makers. Playing Poetry has emerged from many years in poetry publishing, producing live literature, […]

Interview for the San Clemente podcast

For the launch of Poetry Games, I was invited to talk to Grace Shackleton about curating the exhibition and championing interactive writing for San Clemente Magazine’s podcast.  Listen to the episode below. Somehow the conversation led to discussing watching Hamlet in real time, making The Queue: The Show and petting the dog in games! Turns out […]

Low Carbon Chinatown

Low Carbon Chinatown Low Carbon Chinatown is an environmental initiative that combines food, data science and community participation to explore different ways that we can all help respond to the Climate Crisis. Led by artist Ling Tan, East and South East Asian community members were invited to develop a series of low carbon dishes developed […]

Limited (in)vulnerability

Limited (in)vulnerability Limited (In)vulnerability is a project to explore (in)vulnerability with young people through the medium of video games. Made by a young collective of 12 makers aged 16-21 in Greater Manchester and Lancaster/Morecambe, the games are a short anthology exploring the theme of (in)vulnerability.  Limited (in)vulnerability project explores why games so often reward players for […]


Quimera Dance meets circus in QUIMERA, a moving and darkly funny performance inspired by Cervantes’ D. Quixote. Quimera is a retiree and she wants to change the world, emerging from her tiny room into a fantastical landscape that inadvertently leads her to becoming a hero. Created by Nua Dance and Neus Gil Cortes. Nick worked […]