Playful Activism – Only Available In-Person, Not Online

Toby Peach, Coney

Toby Peach, Associate Director of innovative UK theatre makers, Coney, will introduce their Playful Activism practice that has been used to inspire social change with young people over the past five years. Based on a methodology of play, participants will explore a framework of creating work for social change and how we can use this to push towards a more sustainable future.

  • London, United Kingdom,
  • Programme Type: On Ground Festival
  • Duration (minutes): 180
  • Ages: All Ages
  • Date: May 19, 2022 08:00 GMT
  • Language: English
  • environment, play, social change, young people


Toby PEACH, Coney, Associate Director Young People & Families


I’m Associate Director of our Young People & Families programme at Coney. This means I am normally found working with our resident group of young makers, the Young Coneys, or makings bits for young people that are landing in places we are collaborating with. I’ve had the pleasure of making pieces that have landed in National Trust grounds, that have been staged inside Alexandra Palace, and arrived in mysterious boxes in schools across the UK.

Away from Coney, I’m a Maker in many guises, most commonly as a Director and Performer. I run a CIC called Beyond Arts that uses arts projects to work for and with young people who’ve experienced cancer to develop the cancer narrative in the UK – we’ve made interactive digital stories for children’s hospitals, participatory theatre show, and podcasts.
I wear my Creative Climate Leader hat with pride too, it means I regularly explore the impacts of the climate crisis in my work and how we can.