Welcome to our Blog for Playing Out… and Playing In.

Here you will find more information about our project, artists and the local people we are collecting stories from.

Welcome to Playing Out … and Playing In

Did you know that in 1948 Beatrice Street became the first Play Street in Merseyside, closed to traffic from sunrise to sunset, to create space in Bootle’s warren of streets and warehouses for local children to play.

Catching up with Pester + Rossi

We caught up with artists Pester + Rossi to talk about how they’ve been helping kids in Bootle to play (even when we had to play in, collaborating through art and dancing to Britney Spears….

School Kits

Anna Horton Cremin created play packs to help kids explore outside spaces in Bootle. The packs were distributed and played with in School and at home. Here’s what we made:

Playing Out

Throughout the Summer, artist and creative producer Nicki McCubbing has been leading play sessions with young people  and community members from the neighbourhoods surrounding Community by Nature on Bedford Road in Bootle.  Hot summer evenings have been spent building dens, playing the floor is lava, creating sculptures, and inventing new ways to play, creating a […]