Part of WE PLAY Expo
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Commissioned by WE PLAY. A Mike Todd film, produced by Riverhorse and funded by Legacy Trust UK.
Fri 7 Sep 2012 8pm - 9pm
Sat 8 Sep 2012 2pm - 2.35pm
Sun 9 Sep 2012 2pm - 2.35pm
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South Meadow Lane,
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Free, no tickets required
Suitable for all ages
Cultural Olympiad, WE PLAY
Digital Media, Film
Why We Play is a new documentary by North West filmmaker Mike Todd. It addresses the central question which gives the film its name: what do we mean by play? What meaning does it have in our lives? The film will explore how sport and culture connect with the concept of play and how this connects with the region’s engagement with London 2012.
In addition, taking inspiration from the short film ‘The Apology Line’ and the original Allan Bridge Apology Project, a central device of the documentary is the WE PLAY hotline. People of all ages, including but not limited to participants of the Cultural Olympiad, can leave a message with their personal reflections on what play means to them. The number for the free hotline is 0800 066 3620.
Why We Play is part of the WE PLAY Expo - a whole weekend of unmissable free events celebrating our region’s unique contribution to London 2012. Everyone’s invited to join the party in Preston 7 – 9 September 2012.
Fri 7 Sep 2012 to Sun 9 Sep 2012 at Avenham & Miller Parks
Sat 8 Sep 2012 9pm - 10.30pm at Avenham & Miller Parks
Thu 8 Mar 2012 to Sun 11 Mar 2012 at Night sky above Preston and across the North West
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It was great. Loved the great mixture of things - and the Handprint projection on the bridge was mez...
Posted Thu 20 Sep 2012 8:51 AM by Handstand about WE PLAY Expo
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An amazing range of London 2012 events are taking place all over the North West. Most of them are free and there’s something for everyone.
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