For the Love Of It 2018

Our preeminent annual gathering of creative people who make live art outdoors

Friday 2nd – Sunday 4th of March 2018

at Cobden Works Creation Hub, Salford, Manchester, M6 6WF, UK
Cobden Works is the brand new £1m+ home for Walk The Plank – a creative hub for outdoor arts.


This edition – themed “Method” – promises to be ’48 hours of Inspiration, Creation and Fun’.

FLOI-18 will feature inspiring talks, workshops,  skill-sharing, try-out works, games, play,  cooking and eating together and great conversations, and a bar. FLOI is a great time to catch up with old friends and make new ones.  As always at FLOI  everyone has an opportunity to contribute to the community  – give a talk, run a workshop, hold a topic of debate, run some games, cook, wash-up, show a work-in-progress, be the DJ for an hour, dance… whatever your heart desires: just come along and share 🙂

Open for booking now!  Register here >

If you  interested in participating in any way or located near-by and want to get involved please email FLOI at

What is For the Love Of It?

Look at FLOI – 2017

Here’s the Report on FLOI-17

Part of the fun is that as most of the sessions are led by the participants, we almost can’t tell what sessions we can expect until they happen, its a leap in the dark…

What we do know is that the weekend will be a mixture of:

  • Learning practical skills  e.g. fooling techniques, chorus song, electricity outdoors, explosions
  • Focused discussions  e.g. critical writing, diversity and other conundrums
  • Presentations from invited guests exploring their work and ideas about the world
  • Showings of work in progress from ideas to performance
  • Eating and chatting with other participants in an open and friendly atmosphere


Theme:  Method

‘Practice… makes practice’
– Making by all means.
– Sustaining the core of what you do.
– Practical, processing and putting it all in play.

– How things are usually done

–  Centering your approach

– Rehearsals and Training



What are your ideas? Email:


FLOI-18  Registration Form and Payment options >

FLOI is run by NASA UK and led by Chris Squire and Garth Williams (members of the Steering Group.)

The FLOI 2016 -18 project receives support from Arts Council England so that we can keep costs to participants as a low as possible, making FLOI as accessible as we can.

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