PLAYAWAY Video

Somerville Adventure Playground visit to Somerstown Adventure Playground as part of PLAYAWAY, August 2013 (Image: Abigail Gilchrist)

Somerville Adventure Playground visit to Somerstown Adventure Playground as part of PLAYAWAY, August 2013 (Image: Abigail Gilchrist)

PLAYAWAY can now be viewed HERE.

PLAYAWAY is Delta Arts’ recent project with two adventure playgrounds in Portsmouth and South London. We invited filmmaker Hannah Blackmore and artist Abigail Gilchrist to work at Somerstown Adventure Playground on Portsmouth’s Somerstown estate and Somerville Adventure Playground in New Cross. They used a range of cameras, including miniature head-cams, to explore play with the children, and to find out how the two communities value their adventure playgrounds. We learnt about the issues they share and those specific to each context. We were particularly interested in the specific point of view of the children, using play and video to communicate.

The film was screened at both adventure playgrounds in late October and presented in a soapbox session at the 2013 engage International Conference in Birmingham on 7 November 2013. We are now looking for other venues to show the film, and are researching other ways to develop the project.

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