Looking Ahead to Playing Out in Spring 2011
We are in the planning stages for a new series of street play events in Bristol to take place in early spring 2011. We have funding from a local neighbourhood partnership to facilitate a total of five streets from the Cabot, Clifton and Clifton East wards. There are a lot of active resident and community groups in that area who we will be seeking out but if you live there or know anyone who lives there who might be interested in organising an event on their street, please do contact us.
Playing Out Going Viral!?
We are currently exploring online social networking as a way of helping to grow momentum for a nationwide street play movement. We are fairly new to the internet as an avenue for community building and we welcome your feedback and input.
If you are on Facebook and have not yet joined our group, please consider it, and maybe invite any of your friends who may be interested to do so to, so we can discuss it.
Playing Out Goes Abroad!
We were asked by the Ottawa Canada based organisation Kid Active, www.kidactive.ca, who are organising a conference on outdoor play, whether they could show the film and showcase the Playing Out model. We are honoured to share the project in this context.
National TV Appearance
ITV’s ‘Tonight’ programme came to film a mid-winter Playing Out session on Greville Road as part of a 3-part special entitled “Kids Under Pressure” to be screened early January, also featuring childhood expert Tim Gill talking about the need for greater freedom and access to outdoor play.