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…
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.
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…
had a wonderful evening screening Play Peterborough Now or Never – the film! at Metal yesterday. Good to see so many Peterborians reminiscing about the walks, exchanging ideas about play and enjoying the film. We are very grateful to Jay Gearing from Paper Rhino for it. And if you didn’t make it – its now online – you can watch it here
During our flash mob on Saturday one of the actions drew considerable attention and smiles. We asked participants to ‘draw a line with chalk, greet/wave and beckon people to follow you along the line’.
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!
We need your help to launch Play Peterborough Now or Never with a bang!
On Saturday the 5th and Sunday 6th September 2015, during Peterborough Arts Festival, we’ll be launching Peterborough’s first playful app.
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
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.