Legacy Programme – WE PLAY

we-play-logo_white_120px2WE PLAY is the four year cultural legacy project running from 2009 – 2012 in the Northwest. WE PLAY is made up of three annual programmes which are Abandon Normal Devices – a festival of new cinema and digital culture;  Lakes Alive – a street arts programme across the whole of Cumbria and a youth led culture and sport participation programme for the flyde Coast and Lancashire (Blaze) These projects will be presented as part of a wider regional platform for 2012 inspired activity  linked together to create a global celebration of play during games time in 2012.  (We Play).

WE PLAY is a Legacy Trust UK funded project  led by the Arts Council England North West

The three  annual programmes for WE PLAY were commissioned through open tender to support and drive three regional programme strands identified for the Cultural Olympiad in the Northwest. At the heart of the programmes are new partnerships and region wide and cross sector working.

The term WE PLAY implies community, competition, participation, creativity, debate, connections and involvement.  In the Northwest WE PLAY to connect, collaborate and compete across the fields of culture, education and sport for the 2012 olympics/paralympics.

Play is an activity common to the fields of culture, sport and education and tourism and business sectors. Play drives innovation culture across many fields. It is also inclusive and accessible to people from all walks of life.

Through play we can all progress.

“The truly great advances of this generation will be made by those who can make outrageous connections. And only a mind which knows how to play can do that” Nagle Jackson

For further information on WE PLAY check out my blogs on this site and visit: http://www.nwbeinspired.com/cultural-olympiad/index.htm or http://www.artscouncil.org.uk/news/we-play/

For futher information on the WE PLAY projects visit:

Abandon Normal Devices

Lakes Alive


5 Responses to “Legacy Programme – WE PLAY”

  1. Hi guys,

    we are very keen in meeting up with you to discuss ideas for the cultural olympiad art submissions. We have some great ideas that co-inside with the ethos of WE PLAY.

    Please feel free to contact us,

    Kind Regards,

    Gareth Shuttleworth
    John Wood
    Chimp Creative



    • Hi Thanks for getting in touch and sorry for the delay in getting back to you. Where are you based? Happy to sort a meeting.

      • Hi,

        thanks for getting back in touch,
        we are based in Liverpool, on myrtle street in town. we are there most days, when would be suitable for you???

      • Hi
        Friday could be good, how about i pop by around lunch time – say 1pm – will that do?

  2. Unfortunately we are out of the office until Monday 25th, but will be able to meet that week,

    please feel free to contact us directly,



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