By Pop-Ups Morgan There are some questions we’ve asked a thousand times. “What is play?” “What did you love, when you were a child?” “What do you do for fun, these days?” It’s part of our warm-up routine, when standing in front of teachers, childcare professionals,...
By Pop-Ups Morgan Times like these, it’s tempting to focus occasionally on fun times years ago, or future plans far enough away to get excited about now. Claude Stephens, and the good people of Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest, have been helping us do both...
By Pop-Ups Zan The last few weeks have been very strange, and children have been processing this weirdness in their play. As the person who has been keeping our social media ticking along, I’ve also been keeping our eyes out for coronavirus-inspired play, and...
By Suzanna Law A lot has happened in the last 3 months. As an organisation, we’ve been to Turkey and the USA, and have also talked to lots of exciting people and have been involved in a lot of projects. We even won an award! These are all exciting times, but...
By Zan This is a quick note from all of us at Pop-Up Adventure Play, wishing everyone a Happy New Year! Many folks may only just be getting back to work now, but we have already running full steam for the last few days! Next week, Morgan and I will be heading to...
By Zan Our annual tradition is to write about each year in a blogpost. This is mostly to document what exactly we have been up to in the past 12 months, but also serves as a reflective moment for us. Afterall, Professor Fraser Brown suggested that playworkers should...
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 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,...
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...
****** 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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