PLAYAWAY: A video project about play

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Thanks to a grant from the Big Lottery Fund, Delta Arts is running an exchange between two very different adventure playgrounds in Portsmouth and London.

We have asked Abigail Gilchrist and Hannah Blackmore to run a series of sessions at Somerstown Adventure Playground on Portsmouth’s Somerstown estate and Somerville Adventure Playground in New Cross. Abigail and Hannah are using a range of cameras, including a miniature head-cam, to explore play with the children, and to find out how the communities value their adventure playgrounds. Delta Arts members Amy Lloyd and Oliver Sumner are managing the project and supporting the sessions. We are all getting to know the children, families, volunteers and playworkers at the two sites, and looking forward to bringing them together with a coach visit to each playground in the next few weeks. The resulting film will be screened in London and Portsmouth later in the year.

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