Where and when
The larp will be held 30 July to 4 August 2019 (Tuesday to Sunday) at Ingestre Hall in Staffordshire in the English Midlands.
The basic ticket price will be £275. A supporter ticket, which will help us to offer subsidized tickets, will be £325.
We intend to offer a number of subsidized tickets prioritizing players who are either LGBTQIA (lesbian, gay, bi, trans, queer, intersex, asexual and/or -romantic), directly affected by the HIV epidemic, or persons of colour and/or who have a low income. We hope to offer at least 10 of these tickets, but we don’t know the exact amount yet. We will release them as they become available, during the signup period.
As well as getting subsidy money from the sale of supporter tickets as above, we are organising a fundraising website campaign, and will run fundraising events, in collaboration with the Terrence Higgins Trust.
Your ticket includes the larp, accommodation and food. Every participant will get a pre-written character with contacts. If your character dies during the larp, a new character will be arranged for you. A bus ticket (round-trip leaving from London) is not included but can be purchased separately (see below).
Arriving by bus
Our bus leaves London at 3pm on 30 July. Bus tickets cost £50 for a return trip.
Arriving by car
The venue is accessible by car at the postcode ST18 0RF. Parking is on the lawn to the side of the road leading up to the building. Neither the larp nor the venue can take any responsibility for vehicles parked there.
Arriving by public transport
Ingestre Hall is a 20-minute taxi ride from Stafford station, which is well connected from London, Manchester, Liverpool, and Birmingham. We advise you to look around and book in advance if you’re taking a taxi, as prices can vary quite a bit.
If you require specialized transport we recommend that you confirm your booking before the larp.
You'll stay in shared dorms varying in capacity between 4 and 11 people. All the beds are singles (and you can't move them to make doubles).
Sheets, pillows and duvets will be provided, so there's no need to bring sleeping bags - you'll be given everything you need to make your bed on arrival, or you can let us know in advance that you’d need help with that and we'll get it sorted.
There is a fully wheelchair accessible room with 4 beds and an adjacent carers’ room. Please let us know on your application form if you would benefit from these facilities.
There are shared bathroom facilities including showers on each accommodation floor, and toilets and showers with disabled access near the accessible dorm and the main play areas.
You can let us know about any specific accommodation requirements you might have.
Food and drink
The cafeteria will serve three meals a day at set times, and we’ll make sure there are snacks on hand in case you get peckish in between. You’re also welcome to bring any food you like, though we ask you to eat it downstairs rather than in the dorms.
The practical questionnaire includes a question about dietary requirements, and our catering team will do their best to accommodate your needs as long as we get your answers in time.
Tea, coffee, water, and soft drinks will be available at all times, and we suggest that you bring a water bottle so you can stay hydrated throughout the event.
Accessibility and support
If you have a disability, medical condition or anything else we should know about, let us know and we'll do everything we can to accommodate it. The venue is wheelchair-friendly.
Before arriving the larp location you will have player support in form of a Facebook group where you can talk with your co-players and our player support team members. If you are a new player, we can also give you some extra mentoring.
At the location you will attend workshops and briefings. We cover the larp mechanics and the setting's history, for example, and have different sorts of warmup exercises. Workshops are held for everyone, in smaller groups or for every core group depending on the exercise. If you have some special tasks such as performing, you will have a chance to prep for that too. During the larp we have a quiet room available. After the larp we will have a structured debrief.
You will have player support available also during and after the larp. Player support persons will be both members of the team and outside it.
Just a Little Lovin' 2019 is organised by (in alphabetical order): Mo Holkar, Will Osmond, David Owen, Karolina Soltys, Craig Wakeford, Laura Wood. The organizers are volunteers who run this larp as a non-profit event. If you want to get in touch, message us via our FB page or join our group, or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The larp was designed by Tor Kjetil Edland and Hanne Grasmo, and we are organizing this UK re-run with their help.
Read about the production teams of previous runs of Just a Little Lovin in the Nordic Larp Wiki.
The photos on the website are from the previous runs of Just a Little Lovin'. Most of them come from the 2018 Finnish run and were taken by Kalle Lantz, Anni Tolvanen and Jamie McDonald.
Tor Kjetil Edland is a Norwegian larp designer. Larps and freeform games on his resume include 1942, House of Craving, KoiKoi, Limbo, Mad about the Boy, New Voices in Art and I Say a Little Prayer. He has been part of the organising committee of three Knutepunkts, the annual Nordic larp conference. He works as an international advisor in FRI, the Norwegian organisation for sexual and gender diversity.
Hanne Grasmo wrote the first popular science book about larp, in Norwegian, and is one of the founders of the annual Nordic Knutepunkt conference, and have organized a few of them. She took the initiative to the Weltsmertz network which resulted in the first pervasive larp in Norway when the central plaza Youngstorget were filled with several tons of garbage and art for the larp AmericA. Other larps on her resume include Sosialfemokratiet, Blackout, Wa, 2008/2029, ArtLarpArt and Kink & Kaffe. She has brought interactive theatre to the petrolium sector in Norway, is educated as sociologist and theatre instructor and currently earns her living as a secondary high school teacher.