Neswick Play Park Summer Event 2014

Another perfect summer event in Neswick Playpark. With; Love Parks, Friends of Wyndham Square, Take A Part, Stonehouse Time Bank, Glad Rags, Plymouth Art Centre and so many other lovely people. Thank you so much everyone!

For more photos see Take A Part’s Facebook Album and Friends of Wyndham Square’s Facebook Album





29TH JULY BWLooking forward to another “Love Parks” event in Neswick Playground. This year Friends of Wyndham Square have commissioned “Take A Part” to organise the summer event with activities mostly funded by a Stonehouse Time Bank “Awards for All” grant. Everyone is welcome!

Summer in the Park

581712_10151757570444626_1845108715_nIts been a really busy summer with two events in Neswick Playground only a month apart. The X Factor Talent competition on the 31st of July and The Big Day Out on the 23rd of August.  We’re also now getting ready for the Union Street Party on Sunday the 29th of September.

Apologies for the delay in posting up all the fantastic photos from the events but hopefully you’ve picked up most of these on the Neswick Street Play Park Facebook Page.

Here are some of the photos to give you a taste of all that went on.

X Factor Talent Competition, 31st July,  Photos by;  Yvonne Turner  Mila Kos and Take A Part

Big Day Out,  23rd July Photos ; the Street Factory street dancing workshop, food prepared  by Jeremy , circus skills taught by Emerge Circus, team races , hula hooping with the Creative School and hunting for treasure. (Photos by Foto Plus and Mike Phillips). For more fabulous pics see  photos by Mila Kos  and Yvonne Turner on the Neswick Street Play Park Facebook Page.

Many thanks to;

  • Community Spaces, Groundwork Uk, Big Lottery for the “Celebrate Your Space Grant” which helped fund both events,
  • The Community First Development Grant for the play parks new benches and temporary shelters. These helped to make this year’s events so much more comfortable and will hopefully continue to do so for many more community events in the future.
  • The Love Parks team at Plymouth City Council for their support with publicity and insurance,
  • our neighbourhood police team and neighbourhood wardens whose help on the day was invaluable,
  • Plymouth Community Homes for their contribution to the raffle,
  • The Theatre Royal, The Barbican Theatre, Take A Part and The Creative School for their workshops, judges and comperes at the X Factor event,
  • The Stonehouse Time Bank for their bunting making workshop at the Big Day Out,
  • The Creative School for their hula hooping workshop at the Big Day Out,
  • St Peters School for the loan of their stage,
  • King Street News for their £250 donation,
  • freelance photographers who photographed the X Factor event for no payment.
  • all the volunteers from Friends of Wyndham Square who gave hours of their time to  make this all possible; organising, rallying support, publicising, preparing, accounting and more.

Were having a celebration and everyone is welcome.

Xfactor 17 bAn afternoon of activities and entertainment with lots to do for the whole family. Come along and get involved with all the exciting goings on: Create a fantastic head-dress with the Theatre Royal costume team; make bunting with the Creative School; join Plymouth Play Association sand play and den making activities; enjoy yummy Friends of Wyndham Square refreshments; enter the infamous annual talent competition for your chance to win a great cash prize! This and lots more. Hope you can make it.

Neswick Playground Gallery Peview

img013Just a preview of one of the 4 images that will be appearing in Neswick Playground as part of a rolling gallery of artwork proposed for the coming year. These are the work of Dan Heaney an artist who lives in the area. His images were unanimously selected by all those who attended the open voting event on Thursday the 7th of April in St Peters Church.  Other artworks are already lined up to feature in the Playground but were also looking for more local talent.  Please submit any work that you would like to see considered for the gallery and also pass on the message to all those hidden artists looking for a platform.