By Zan It’s been a while since I have written about my community pop-ups. The 19 Pop-Ups that we managed to host in 2018 were a real hit, so there has been a lot of anticipation for what 2019 will bring! So as not to inundate non-Manchester folk with local play...
In the months leading up to Campference, we often found ourselves in deep email correspondence with folks who want desperately to attend but aren’t sure how. We want to help however we can, whether that’s talking through dietary restrictions or childcare,...
By Zan The coming year promises to be filled with adventure. Right off the bat, we are excited to be just over a month away from the second-ever Playwork Campference, a gathering of over 70 play advocates from 6 different countries in one of our favourite adventure...
By Morgan As I write this, it’s the little gap of time between Christmas and New Year, when the world seems cold and quiet. My notes say to talk about how Suzanna and I spent this year apart – no tours, no shared events, but instead focusing on home and local...
Introducing Ali Wood, a formidable presence in the UK playwork scene. She is akin to magnets or tides, wields subtle yet potent influence. Within a field often rife with macho posturing, she consistently advocates for reflection, compassionate listening, and a radical...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE HOUSTON, TX: On a three-acre site in West Houston, children ages 6 to 13, many with learning differences and communication delays, have constructed a three-acre homemade playground of their dreams. This past year marked a decade of growth and...
By MorganThe good people of The Lion and The Mouse run a summer camp in public green space that runs behind their building. It’s filled with tall grass, with little paths curling through and train tracks behind a border fence. Margaret and Gabby led us through to the...
By Pop-Up’s Andy As I headed down the jet-bridge onto the plane, something hit me. Not physically, but emotionally. I had to take a moment to check-in with myself and regroup my thoughts. Through a deductive soliloquy of ‘been there, done that’ I...
By Zan I can remember standing in the sun with my friend on a quiet beach in Vancouver, surrounded by purple sea shells and thinking to myself, “If I ever get the opportunity, I’d like to come back and spend more time in a country with purple...
It is with great joy that we’d like to introduce you all to a new member of Team Pop-Up Adventure Play: Introducing Andy Hinchcliffe! Andy has been Pop-Up Adventure Play’s longest-serving board membe. He has travelled to a number of locations with Morgan...
By David Stonehouse David is one of Pop-Up Adventure Play’s wonderful Playworker Development Course tutors. First as Pop-Ups Zan’s PhD friend and now as a colleague, David has been working hard to take playwork into hospitals using his specialism as a...
In 2013, Erin Davis arrived at The Land with a film crew. Suzanna drove over for a visit, and put Erin and I on the phone to say hello. We didn’t get long to talk though, as Erin had to go suddenly as the children were “launching the boat.” The...
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