Playing Park and Sea

Three almost spring like days of ‘walkshopping’ and playing within Chalkwell Park as well as in the streets beyond –  all the way down to the seaside. ‘Southendians’ certainly know their play and the town and were very generous with their time and ideas. METAL hospitality was also a treat and we can’t wait to get back to do some more research in coming weeks before we decide what to play where….Here are some images of play so far…

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Book a place for Play Southend Now or Never! ‘walkshop’ – Saturday 19th 2-4pm

On Saturday the 19th March between 2-4pm we’ll run our first public ‘walkshop’ – come join us- we’ll be exploring Chalkwell Park, discovering playful ways to interact and discover the area through your eyes and memories, as we work on Play Southend – the App, which will be launched at Village Green Festival on the 9th July 2016.

The walk is free and we promise it will be fun and inspiring. We will start from Chalkwell Hall and return there for light refreshments. To find out more and book a place – visit our Eventbrite page.

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Catching winter sunshine as we get ready to Play Southend Now or Never!

Last week we went to Southend to start planning the ‘walkshops’ (16th-19th March – with only the 19th open to the public- booking details will follow soon). We met some very playful Southenders as well as Julian Hughes who took some lovely photos. We were blessed with wonderful sunshine too so all in all we’re getting very excited about this next phase of the project…TwoGirlsJumping_I6A1666edit_I6A1591editb_I6A1630edit_I6A1492editb

Launched and Mobbed

We’ve launched the app! We did it at Peterborough Arts Festival as planned with the help of wonderful volunteers who created a flash mob event in Cathedral Square. Here are just some of the images of actions as we gathered . The film will follow – watch this space…

AND if you are visiting Peterborough don’t forget to download the App – here!

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Testing Testing Testing

Beta testing is ongoing… we cannot say much more apart from how very excited we are to see it come together…when it works – it really works!! watch this space for updates and mark date in your diary for the launch of Peterborough’s first playful app- it will take place as part of Peterborough’s Arts Festival on 5th and 6th September- more details will follow

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Set for Beta Testing

Image Image 1We are getting ready to test Play Peterborough Now or Never! -the app…On Saturday 25th July – please join us to see the app come to life!

We’ll be at Metal’s chauffeurs cottage between 11am and 3pm. We’ll have a map to guide you and links to download the app from (on both android and iphones and if you haven’t got one of those – drop us a line and we’ll work out a way to make sure you don’t miss out). Please book on our eventbrite page so we get an idea of the numbers and do help us spread the word- we’d like to have as many testers as possible.

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