If you happen to live in Manchester, or close to it and are also a fan of Sony's forthcoming LittleBigPlanet then listen closely. Running until the 4th of October inside the +Manchester +Greater+Manchester+M60 +United+Kingdom&sll=51.411441 -0.710716&sspn=0.011845 0.033045&ie=UTF8&cd=2&geocode=FewLMAMd6dXd_w&ll=53.480474 -2.238497&spn=0.002825 0.008261&t=h&z=18 Piccadilly Plaza are a series of 'creative workshops' inside what is being dubbed the LittleBigPlanet Creative Cupboard. Oh yes, should you happen to stumble in you'll also be able to get hands on with the game - incentive enough to head over and have a look if you ask me.
The workshops available are as follows:
- Creative Arts & Crafts workshops - create real world versions of in-game elements using craft materials including customised SackBoys, badges and designs to be judged in in-store competitions
- Mad Science workshops – get hands on with educational experiments and see how real world physics work in the game as SackBoy experiences physics, fire and electricity in his LittleBigPlanet adventures
- Adult workshops - graphic design workshop hosted by the founders of the social crafting phenomenon, Craft Mafia
- Sunday Sessions - Sunday chill out space featuring live entertainment, music and arts and crafts on 14th and 28th September 2008
- Family Day - Sunday family themed activities featuring entertainment, games and arts and crafts on 21st September 2008
- Super User Tutorials – book in some time with one of our LittleBigPlanet experts for an exclusive one-on-one demonstration and the chance to be one of the first in the UK to play the game
Slots can be booked simply by walking into the Plaza and heading over to the Creative Cupboard. Kid-friendly workshops will be running daily from 10am until 6pm and on the 18th and 25th of September there will be Adult workshops from 7pm until 10pm - I'm almost tempted to make the trip up from TR's HQ in Ascot just to get a play with the game!
Those that can make it, do so. Everyone else will just have to wait for the 29th of October when LittleBigPlanet is released and every PS3 owner buys a copy.