This was an event that was designed to showcase the versatility of the newly regenerated shared space of Neswick Playground and its suitability as an outdoor performance space. It provided a much-welcomed platform for local talent attracting over 300 local residents. See the Trailer for DVD of the Neswick Street Playground Talent Competition. The full DVD is available on request.
A very big thanks to all of those who supported the event and helped to make it such a success!
Groundwork UK, Big Lottery and their wonderful team for providing the funds to regenerate the playground and the additional funds to make this event happen.
•Plymouth City Council Neighbourhood Managers and Wardens,
Sue Rouse, Ian Smith and Maria Sibson for all their support before and during the event.
•The Neighbourhood Police Team for all their support during and prior to the event.
•Plymouth City Council Parks Department
for all their support throughout the regeneration process and for regularly cleaning the playground.
•The Plymouth Tree Partnership
for all their work in providing the lime trees through The Big Tree Plant initiative and also for their ongoing help in caring for the tree planting in the park.
•The Community Payback Team for helping dig the holes to plant the trees.
•Andy Blackwell, Mirror Theatre Company
for publicising the event at local schools and nurseries, for raising the profile of the value of trees in the play park and also for his compering on the day.
•Beth Richards for running her Rinkomania hobby-horse making workshop during the event.
• Paul Marten Lindy Lou and Missy for judging our talent competition.
•All our sponsors for the raffle: Kings Fry, Cecil Street who donated a Fish and Chip Dinner for Two. Cody and Co Hair, Union Street who donated A Ladies Hair Cut. A.M Bence Butchers King Street who donated A joint of meat. Star Design Hairdressers, Molesworth Rd who donated A Patterned Designer Head Shave. Mike Phillips @ Plymouth University who donated 30 seats to the edge of the Universe (An immersive vision experience )
•The PRS Team
who provided a100% discount for the music licence for the day.
for building this wonderful playground and for support us with a sand sculpture workshop, a den building activity and a mini beast habitat workshop
•All the wonderful Members of Friends of Wyndham Square
who worked together to make the X factor and fun day happen: Fritzi Marler
for providing the paint for the playground wall, the tabletop items and the tubes of Pringles. Jeremy Johnston
for preparing and distributing all the cakes, jellies and ice creams. Mary Wood
for serving the refreshments. Rhona and Raymond Hitchcock
for running the table top sale and selling raffle tickets. Mathew Pontin and Fotonow
for taking all the great photos and bringing Camper Obscura. Max Phillips
for taking photos for the community art project. Mrs Nicholson and daughter
for helping with the stalls. Soraya Phillips
for securing funding and project managing the event.
Last but not least. Thanks to All the supportive residents and wonderfully talented participants who entered the talent competition.