It’s no secret that the UK playwork field is going through a rough patch. Whole departments and agencies getting torn down – all of us are bruised, if not bone-broken, by funding cuts. It’s hard to make those extensions beyond ourselves that such times require, but if anything is worth such efforts it’s the National Playwork Conference.
I’ve been fortunate enough to attend two of these, and both years brought together an astonishing group of talented, extraordinary individuals. Each person had a story to tell, and I suspect a few more stories were made during those glorious days of thinking, talking and playing.
Meynell Games, the conference organizers, need more people to commit to attending if this year’s conference is to go ahead. Sign up here right now, and mean it – let’s not let the 13th annual National Playwork Conference be the unlucky one.