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Play / Time is a workshop that will give participants an opportunity to engage in spontaneous play in a spirit of conviviality, acceptance and joy. Play is an essential part of human development that somehow gets lost as we grow older. Play enables us to engage with our inner sense of creativity and imagination, whilst engaging with others in a shared moment of fun. There are numerous evidences showing that nurturing a sense of play is essential for our mental well-being and our ability to build relationships with others.

Play / Time provides a framework that enables participants to engage with others in spontaneous and improvised playfulness within safe and agreed boundaries. There is no agenda or expectations in Play / Time. Participants learn to accept whatever emerges from the playful encounter with others. Play / Time enables the creation of unique playful moments that produce laughter, wonder, magic and surprise. Play / Time does not require any specific skills other than a willingness to be playful!

The workshop is open to all regardless of abilities or background. The workshop can accommodate up to fifteen participants.

The workshop is led by J. F. Jacques who is artistic director of Kempston Community Theatre that previously performed at Bedfringe in 2014. He is a performance maker interested in how play and playfulness help and support personal and community development. 

Age suitability: 16yrs+