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  • Balthazar's Treasure: The Cacao Quest

    (UK)

    Created by Imwen Eke and Tottenham UpLIFTers, a LIFT Tottenham Original

    Seven Sisters Underground Station

    Solve the mystery and uncover the missing pages of Balthazar Sanchez’s recipe book to reveal the ultimate calorie-free chocolate recipe in this Tottenham-based treasure hunt.

    You’ll meet above ground at Seven Sisters Underground station, then you’ll be put into groups, given a map and sent off to tackle challenges, solve puzzles, untangle facts and discover some of Tottenham’s hidden history in an attempt to find the key to the ultimate chocolate experience.

    You may not know this but our hero, Balthazar Sanchez, was a real person! He was a Spanish Moor and was the confectioner to Philip II of Spain – when he first brought chocolate to the UK in the 1600’s he settled in Tottenham as is one of the area’s long-lost treasures. Come find out more about Balthazar and Tottenham’s hidden history, including its secret HQ the ‘Tottenham Cabal’, as you explore the game.

    The game will combine live, interactive and digital elements. You’ll get to try out some great technology and learn about the history of Tottenham. This is a playtest which will allow the creators to prototype game elements ahead of a full-scale event due to take place in 2020. It’s completely free to participate, if you are attending as a group then please make sure you book enough places so we can accommodate you all.

    Balthazar’s Treasure has been led, conceived and created by the Tottenham-based Digital Director and Artist, Imwen Eke, in collaboration with the Tottenham UpLIFTers, a group of local teenagers who have been working on various artistic projects with LIFT since 2015. Tottenham UpLIFTers is a LIFT commission conceived and co-directed by Darren O’Donnell with Alice Fleming.

    The game will start at midday and players will have up to 4 hours to complete it. Players should arrive at Seven Sisters Station by 12.30pm at the latest.
    This is a multi-venue game and players are free to exit the game at any point.


    LIFT Tottenham is supported by Baskin Family Foundation, Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation (UK Branch), The Mercer’s Company, Paul Hamlyn Foundation, Jerwood Charitable Foundation, Foyle Foundation, Austin and Hope Pilkington Trust, The Sackler Trust, High Commission of Canada, Tottenham Youth Fund and the LIFT Commissioning Circle. Thank you to Bruce Castle Museum, Bernie Grant Arts Centre and Downhills Park café for their support on this project.
    Poster designed by WILLISOKONG