Two weeks had passed since the Playwork Campference 2019 had concluded. I was surrounded by snotty tissues. No, I wasn’t emotional that it had all come to an end. This was just my post-project cold. It was one of the worst I’d had in a while, which hinted...
By Andy After a series of unfortunate mechanical happenings, were arrived in London ON from Ottawa ON, just before midnight. We were kindly greeted by Alan, our local contact and play advocate who had started a conversation about this very visit many months ago. Our...
By Zan The five of us sat smiling at one another as we reaffirmed for the umpteenth time that organising our first-ever conference would be a fabulous idea. It was a year before the proposed date and our many play connections combined with our passion for play could...
By Morgan On my first playwork assignment, I was lucky to join an existing team that worked together well. We’d make eye contact frequently during the session, and pull one another aside during slow moments to observe together and swap little funny anecdotes....
Our 2015 was a big Pop-Up year. Even before the year draws to a close, the action doesn’t stop! I am sitting at my desk having just recovered from a 36-hour power outage as a result of local floods. That alone seems to set the tone for our year of adventure!...
By Zan After a glorious fire and den building session in Blackpool, we were invited back again to host a Play Advocacy Day. It was a particularly blue-sky day as we approached the LeftCoast office to talk to about 15 adults from different Blackpool services who all...
By Morgan Over the past couple of weeks, Suzanna has often told people that we have a new book coming out and then looked over to me and grinned. That’s because every time I think about this work being public, being out there and available, I start to blush and...
By Zan Yesterday, Pop-Up Adventure Play held a fundraising event! We teamed up with gaming store Manchester Fort Game and made it a whole evening of awesomeness. I have worked at Manchester Fort Game on and off for some time, and when they found out that I was part of...
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