Come join us at Southend Charabanc at the Estuary Festival – come join us!

Have you ever hummed a Lulu lullaby?
When was the last time you walked backwards in silence, towards land?

Come join us to Play Southend Now or Never! at Estuary Festival’s Southend Charabanc. Why not download the App for Android and/or IOS devices – right here – on left side tabs and join us at Estuary Festival – 24th&25th September – Hope to see you there!

(And here are some photos to whet your appetite by Julian Hughes from our recent Festival outing at Village Green of Bryony and Emma trying out the new app – don’t miss out on the next chance to Play Southend Now or Never!)



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Flap Leap Float Along The Estuary


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Imagine A Postcard


Jump To See If You Can See The Sea
Please Lark here!




Play Southend Now or Never! the App is out there – go catch a prompt!

We had a great time at Village Green! see photos by Julian Hughes to get a feel for the day and don’t forget you can download the App for Android and/or IOS devices – right here – on left side tabs and get playing! And if you’ve missed Village Green – don’t worry- we’ll be back soon – watch this space for our next event as part of Estuary Festival – 24th&25th September...

We’re nearly there- come to our launch at Village Green

Preparations are underway…we’ll be at Village Green festival to launch Play Southend Now or Never!

Join us for a ‘walkshops’ (12, 2 or 4pm- leaving from METAL arts School) or come and find any other time between 11-5PM to get the download link for the App and see Chalkwell Park in totally new light…

(Walkshops will be approx forty minutes and are suitable for all ages. However, under 16 years old should be accompanied by an adult)

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When was the last time you played ‘catchaprompt’?

Had a lovely sunny day again in Southend playing #catchaprompt with playful Southenders. The game consisted of collecting a map, which indicated points where prompts are set to work, then going out with METAL ipads and ‘catching’ them. Easy, fun and very helpful beta testing! It was great to see previous participants come back. One of the children who joined us back when we were still working out what goes where proudly announced to his family that he ‘made that’! We were also pleased when newcomer to the project told us it made them ‘walk the park and go places you don’t normally get to’- just the sort of feedback we need!

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Join us to beta test on Saturday the 7th May 12-5pm

During the coming days we will be plotting and geo tagging some prompts we tested in low tech way last week (see images below). And by Saturday 7th May – we’ll be ready to beta test. We’ll be at METAL at Chalkwell Park so please drop in any time between 12-5pm to help us work out what’s in and what isn’t… If you’ve got an android phone you’ll be able to download the app straight onto your phone and if not we’ll have some tablets you can take out instead. We’ll also have the usual refreshments and it will be lots of fun- come and have your say!

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Play Southend Test 11 Play Southend Test 5 Play Southend Test 2 Play Southend Test 8 Continue reading Join us to beta test on Saturday the 7th May 12-5pm