Categories
Events Playing Out Project Brum

Glitter, bellyfit and a roadclosure

Charlotte Richardson writes: After being away with university for a few days I was excited to finally get stuck into my first few sessions with Project Brum. On Saturday 1st July I was up bright and early for the CoCoMAD festival at Cotteridge Park. I had never been to this park or even heard of […]

Categories
Playing Out Reports

Delivering more to more Streets

The single most important thing about Active Streets is getting neighbours out onto their own streets,  talking and playing and yet the most common question Active Streets gets asked is what do you do then? Thanks to the enthusiasm of Project Brum Activators we continue to grow in numbers of Active Streets. Even more exciting than […]

Categories
Project Brum

Back to it!

Last summer I worked with the ActiveStreets project –  me and a few other students spent our summer generally helping out in all aspects of Birmingham’s Wellbeing Service. Towards the end of the summer we knuckled down to develop the ActiveStreet’s documentation and started building a conceptual framework for the project, upon our return this summer […]

Categories
Playing Out Reports Space Stories

Canalside walk for Heritage

Walking along Birmingham Canals, of which they’re really are more than Venice, you might question how and why these canals got built and who did it.  Well, it probably won’t come as a surprise that the Canals have a rich history and Birmingham Historical Theatre Group plan to bring to life the history of a small […]

Categories
Playing Out

With RoSPA 100 years on

On a dusty sunny day we entered in through that front gate of Buckingham Palace.  We were ushered across the gravel, under the famous balcony and through an archway into a large closed courtyard. The way then led through a gallery and onto the lawn for RoSPA’s Garden Party with Prince Andrew and some 3,500 […]

Categories
Playing Out Previous Projects

Interview with John Hill-Daniel, from Playing Out to Active Streets

Playing Out began in Birmingham 2013. Here’s an interview with John Hill-Daniel who helped coordinate in those early years. How did you find out about Playing out? I first heard about Playing Out in Bristol online, on Facebook I think. I was already running the Space Explorers community project with funding from Near Neighbours, but struggling to […]

Categories
Playing Out Previous Projects

Playing out spreading out

It’s great to be a part of the larger playing out community – in the UK, Leeds, Bristol, Hackney and a few other places are all working with their councils to make playing happen on streets.  Even though Birmingham is implementing a slightly different model from the way street play and others are organised, it’s great […]

Categories
Playing Out Reports Space Stories

Co-constructors of healthy habits

Obesity in the UK govt statistics 2015 Obesity in young people and children is on the rise – it’s widespread, growing and the consequences are costly.  The solutions themselves are pretty straight forward (improved diet, exercise etc) so why is it health professionals seem powerless to get their message through, and could social media help? […]

Categories
Events Playing Out Project Brum

Reasons to stop idling

Our car breakdown cover provided us with a nice new car for a few days which had an ‘automatic start-stop‘ after our old car died (thank you LV=).  It’s a nifty bit of technology which helps reduce car emissions, but you don’t have to buy a new car to stop idling; The first UK Clean […]

Categories
Playing Out Previous Projects Reports

Four Years of Playing Out in Birmingham

When a new street becomes an ActiveStreet, Playing Out for the first time like Main Street in Sparkbrook, it’s hard not to get excited.