Purling London at Chess Fest, Trafalgar Square!

Purling London at Chess Fest 2021

It was fantastic to have taken part in ‘Chess Fest‘ – a charity festival and fun-filled day at Trafalgar Square, London on Sunday 18th July!  2021 is a special year: it is 150 years since the publication of Lewis Carroll’s popular children’s story ‘Alice Through the Looking Glass’ which will be the theme for the event, as organised by the Chess in Schools & Communities charity and sponsored by XTX Markets.

We were at Trafalgar Square with our own exhibition and pop-up shop.  Visitors were able to come and meet with the team, play on our brand new Art Chess Editions by Zizi Donohoe. Our in house artist Nette Robinson was live painting one-off large rook Art Chess Ornaments. 

We showcased some of our latest Art Chess sets, including one specially created for the event by Nette on the theme of another well-loved Lewis Carroll story – ‘Alice in Wonderland’!

As well as the Art Chess Edition by Zizi Donohoe, we also launched our brand new limited edition series of Nette Robinson’s ‘Alice in Wonderland’.

We even had a competition to guess the number of chess pieces in a jar!

Outside of the Purling pop-up, there were plenty of things to see and do, including live actors on a giant chess board playing out chess positions and an iconic game . It was great to be part of such a fantastic occasion! 

Chess Fest 2021
Location: Trafalgar Square, London
Date: Sunday 18th July 2021
Time: 11am – 6pm
No ticket required
More information on the Chess Fest website HERE

Human Chess Fest Trafalgar Square
Chess Fest event – Human Chess with actors
Playing Zizi Art Chess edition Purling stand at Chess Fest Trafalgar Square
Playing chess on Zizi Donohoe Art Chess Edition ‘Clouds & Marble’
The Purling stand at Chess Fest Trafalgar Square
Our Purling stand at Chess Fest

We were delighted that the sun was shining and it was a fantastic occasion! 

Chess Fest 2021
Location: Trafalgar Square, London
Date: Sunday 18th July 2021
Time: 11am – 6pm
No ticket required
More information on the Chess Fest website HERE

Chess Fest live chess
Chess Fest event – Human Chess with actors
Playing chess on Zizi Art Chess edition Purling stand at Chess Fest Trafalgar Square
Playing chess on Zizi Donohoe Art Chess Edition ‘Clouds & Marble’
Playing on Zizi Art Chess edition Purling stand at Chess Fest Trafalgar Square
Zizi Donohoe Art Chess Edition ‘Clouds & Marble’
Work in progress Alice in Wonderland
Nette Robinson working on ‘Alice in Wonderland
Playing on Nette Art Chess edition Purling stand at Chess Fest Trafalgar Square
Grandmaster Michael Adams playing on Nette Robinson Art Chess Edition
Nette Robinson live painting at Chess Fest Trafalgar Square
Nette Robinson live painting her ‘Alice in Wonderland’ Rook at Chess Fest Trafalgar Square
Chess Fest event – Giant Chess with actors playing out a famous game
Nette Robinson painting at Chess Fest Trafalgar Square
Nette Robinson live painting at Trafalgar Square

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