A short introduction to playing out.
A brilliant short film made by Elijah (age 13) in Bristol, bringing the idea of a Playing Out session to life in Lego (and then to life again in real film). A wonderful promotion of our work with creativity and hard work going into both the film and the construction. Inspiring! Watch here
A wonderful heart-warming film about Hackney Play Streets made by Hackney Council and Hackney Play Association and produced by Mother Brown Films. The film features children, parents, carers, stewards, teachers and drivers and shows the benefits of playing out in the street spaces across the borough. Watch here
Children in a playing out street in south Bristol became astute interviewers during their summer street party in 2014. They asked some interesting questions of the adult residents to understand better what it was like when they were growing up. Watch here
A wintry scene in Hackney, North London, as Winston Road holds a playing out session in the snow. Watch here
Revisiting Donald Appleyard’s Liveable Streets. Watch here
Great to see what residents in Newcastle are doing to make their streets more playable. Watch here
How Bristol City Council funded a project for an artist to get people thinking how their streets could be different for play… Watch here
Made by children from the ‘Ashton Gate Documenters’ group, south Bristol, led by artist Kamina Walton, this film explores children’s feelings and ideas about play. Watch here
Three streets in Kings Heath in Birmingham closed their road for the afternoon on national Play Day 2013. You can watch a short film about it here
Young filmmaker Ewan French made this film about Playing Out on his street in Bristol.
This film was made to accompany the 2017 Sunday Times article about the impact and national spread of the playing out movement.
In this 1950 Disney animation, Goofy shows how not to drive safely. It was awarded the Buyer Trophy for the best film on Road Safety