By ZanAt every workshop, we ask participants a question that almost always stumps them: how do you play? There’s always an awkward pause. No one makes eye contact and the whole room seems to think. Is it really that difficult to answer that question?To us, it...
I am writing on another place, from seat 26F gazing out on the rust-red earth far below. We are somewhere in the air between Brisbane and Perth – Justine, Suzanna and myself all in a row. Our last workshop and pop-up were in a town called Robina. Whispering Gully...
After Costa Rica, we headed north again for a short flying visit with Erica, Jeremiah and their son Dallas. We visited them on the US tour in 2014, and saw them present 10 days ago in Ithaca on developments since. They’ve been fighting hard against a proposed landfill...
By Zan A couple of years ago, I declared to Morgan that we would go on a tour of the USA. I’m not sure that she took me seriously. I’m not even sure I took myself seriously. But around 6 months later, we were sat in a tiny yellow car in snowy Massachusetts...
We met Nicole when we were on tour in Australia and had a great time with her and Justine, together known as Journey Into Play. They have just started a new side project called Frolic where they are hoping to run Pop-Up Adventure Playgrounds in their locality....
By Joelle Whiting We met Joelle in Swan Hill when we were on tour in Australia. It was boiling hot during the days we were in Swan Hill, so we are really pleased that these folk paid attention even in the uncomfortable weather and decided to do a Pop-Up Adventure...
By Justine Walsh Justine is one half of Journey into Play, an Australia based Professional Development group that’s working with Malarkey, who we have just finished touring with. She is a student on our Playworker Development Course and spent a lot of time with...
By Zan Morgan and I been home from Australia for exactly 2 weeks now, and life went back to normal a little bit to quickly. I found myself day dreaming about being warm, and imagining what it’s like if it could be sunny in the UK all the time. People would want...
By Morgan Melbourne, Echuca, Swan Hill… Next Stop, Tamworth! We are 11 days and 6 sessions into our great Down Under Tour, arranged by the fabulous Malarkey and shepherded for this leg by Justine (of Malarkey/Journey into Play). I’m writing this by the...
By Morgan What will you be doing, on the 17th of May? In case you haven’t heard, that’s the official National Children’s Day in the UK. Their theme this year is “the Science and Magic of Play” and we are proud sponsors of it. So, the UK...
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