Playing Life took place at Elastic residence on the 9 and 10 April 2005  It was organised and curated by Joanna Callaghan and Niki Russell.


The artists involved included:

Katiushka Borges

Joanna Callaghan

Deej Fabyc

Serena Korda

Calum F Kerr

Phil Henderson

Dan Williamson

Anja Lauman

Daniel Oliver

Niki Russell

Having been involved in Playing Life from the outset, Niki took early retirement when his own techniques became somewhat passé in relation to the next generation of Playing Life facilitators. He however retained the honorary title of Chairman, allowing him to continue to move people around. Niki now partakes in various hobbies to pass the time, including working with the Reactor collective

Playing Life is a unique experience taking place on the 9th and 10th April from 3pm to 8pm at Elastic Residence, London.

What distinguishes Playing Life from other programmes is the easy-going, relaxed feel of the proceedings – that, and its astonishing success rate. Each of us has our own comfort level in taking risks but allowing ourselves to enter unfamiliar territory, stepping into ambiguity and exploring the unknown, can teach us valuable lessons.

If you’ve been asking yourself questions like, “How can I live a more meaningful life?” this may be the time for you to start a journey of self-discovery. If you aren’t quite sure what your purpose is and want help defining it, you may want to consider coaching to accelerate the process.

Playing Life facilitators bring 20+ years of experience, insight, passion, and care to their work. Trust the programme and remember this process works best through sharing this opportunity with others. Facilitators include Chairman Emeritus N Russell, Dr J M Callaghan, Mr D Williamson, Mrs K Borges & Mama Songa, Ms D Fabyc, Miss S Korda, Mr C F Kerr and Mr D Oliver.


This opportunity is free, but due to high levels of demand booking is essential. To reserve your place at a time that suits you email with your name, contact telephone, number of places (limit 2 per person) and preferred time (between 3 and 8pm on Saturday 9th or Sunday 10th April).

Playing Life is about living on purpose, achieving your dreams and playing BIG.

So come on, get with the programme!


We extend our most deepest thanks to our patrons Deej Fabyc and Simeon Nelson for allowing us to present this event in their grade 2 listed Georgian home- Elastic Residence.