Ozlem is from Turkey and has enthusiastically been writing to us for a few months now. Joining us on the Playworker Development Course as soon as humanly possible, Ozlem has been working hard in play ever since. Here is the journey so far. **** By Ozlem Arkun The...
By Zan My phone pinged and a message came through with some news that made me sigh. The Pop-Up Play Shop is based in Radcliffe, and small town on the outskirts of Manchester, UK – an area that lost a lot of the mill-town glory it once had, and is tumbling still....
We are pleased to invite our wonderful friend Jill – director of Adventure Play at The Parish School in Houston, Texas to guest write on our blog. Her fascinating experiences comes from an unusual pairing, but one that really works – thank you so much for...
Pop-Up Adventure Play is pleased to announce the Pop-Ups Tour 2019: Morgan Edition. Morgan Leichter-Saxby will be touring across Illinois, Indiana and Missouri during her tour this Fall, and will be setting off on 23rd October. The trip starts in Chicago IL, then...
By Pop-Ups Zan Sitting at a tiny desk in the middle of a swelteringly hot day in Hong Kong, I stared at an email that had just popped through. I am working in Asia, and my brain is discombobulated from many layers of bilingual conversation, so upon reading this email,...
Our Playworker Development Course brings people together from all over the world to talk about playwork. Divya is from India. She joined the course in March 2019, with the intention of channelising her passion for play. We’ve invited her to reflect on her PDC...
By Zan Quite without me realising, pop-up adventure playgrounds have becoming quite popular in my community. I am obviously delighted, but boy has it been busy! Here are some little reflections of some of those events this month: 1. Radcliffe Market 3rd May The 4 of...
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...
By Zan It’s been 2 weeks since the Playwork Campference 2019 ended and I am surrounded by snotty tissues. No, I am not emotional that it is all over, this is just my compulsory post-project cold. I’ve got to say, this is the worst one I’ve had for a...
We have invited our one of the first recipients of the Playworker Travelling Fund, Ana Rita to write about the journey that she took with Pop-Up Adventure Play to the Playwork Campference 2019. We haven’t quite written about it yet (our reflection time is taking...
****** Dear Campference 2019 attendees, Why do we attend conferences? To paraphrase the 20th Century poet, T.S. Eliot: ‘information is not knowledge and knowledge is not wisdom’. In other words, it is possible to have lots of information in your memory about a...
By MorganAs 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...
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