Imagination to Play

Imagination to Play

ArtsCafe & MPUG By ArtsCafe & MPUG

Manor Park playground needs a new life with some enjoyable creativity for children to play, learn and interact. We thought tires for a tired playground and a mural on the wall is a way forward...

Lewisham Delivery stage

9
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£701
pledged of £700
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This project was funded on 24 Jun 2016!

Modern attitudes around waste and our general lack of awareness about the amount and types of trash we produce indicate the desperate need for an innovative new approach to this issue. When we consider the enormity of this problem often our first thought is: “What a mess!” But after this initial reaction, what if we began thinking of waste as our most abundant resource? What then?
Tires are a huge headache when it comes to waste management and recycling. We certainly have loads of it in our borough.
We believe it is far wiser to claim waste as an asset than it is to toss it out the door.
So, we like to create some fun with old tires!
Also, to add more color &imagination, we wish to run workshops to create a mural for a wall in the playground by inviting local artists & children to participate ~doing observational sketches of the plants&insects they see. We like to use the children’s drawings to create a final design to brighten the whole space out of recycled materials.

What we'll deliver:

  • upcycle car tyres for playground area
  • run workshops for observational sketches of a mural design
  • run workshops for using recycling materials over the mural design
  • create a colorful mural for a wall in the park playground

Why it's a great idea:

Upcycling ( claiming waste ) is a way forward and we like to show children how simple ideas can be turned into fun to create colourful, playful and visually stimulating environments for young people to learn and play in.

This project is for children, to gain knowledge and understanding of upcycling.
Also, to develop their observational drawing and painting techniques and to work well as a team by producing a collaborative mural.
As a result to gain a sense of pride and ownership over the park environment.

We will work with Glendale and MPUG to sketch out concepts then digitally design a finished concept prior to painting, matching colours to be harmonious to the space. And thanks to the resilient nature that rubber maintains, we will not need to worry about the maintenance quite often.

Steps to get it done:

  • 4 x Artist Led Observational Drawing Sessions
  • 4 x Artist Led Upcyling Sessions
  • 1 x permanent creative diy tire feature to play with
  • 1 x permanent creative mural on playground wall

We heard from many parents that our playground has no character/fun. We thought to recycle tires and add some bright fun colors with a creative input from children to cheer up the space which can inspire them to play, learn and interact. As a result to gain a sense of pride and ownership over the park environment.

Location Lewisham

Lewisham has 97 other projects and £362,200 in potential grant funding

About the space

The Playground area beside the cafe building

Council

Lewisham Council

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How will the money be spent?Total £700

4 x Workshops' Expenses (Artist fees+brushes+ recycled papers+drawing pencils+colourings)) - £300 (43%)
Mythic® Exterior Semi-gloss Eco Paints x 2 colors of 3.79L (Gallon) incl. VAT - £120 (17%)
Contingency Cover - £100 (14%)
Tools for fixing ( brackets, screws etc ) - £50 (7%)
Local Delivery Costs ( Recycled tires, other heavy found items) - £50 (7%)
Mythic Eco Friendly Multi-Purpose Primer 3.79L (Gallon) incl. VAT - £40 (6%)
Other - £40 (6%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. These costs have been confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified.

43%
4 x Workshops' Expenses (Artist fees+brushes+ recycled papers+drawing pencils+colourings))
£300
17%
Mythic® Exterior Semi-gloss Eco Paints x 2 colors of 3.79L (Gallon) incl. VAT
£120
14%
Contingency Cover
£100
7%
Tools for fixing ( brackets, screws etc )
£50
7%
Local Delivery Costs ( Recycled tires, other heavy found items)
£50
6%
Mythic Eco Friendly Multi-Purpose Primer 3.79L (Gallon) incl. VAT
£40
6%
Other
£40
  • Spacehive fees
    £33
  • VAT
    £7
  • Transaction Fees
    £0

Total £700

Our Wish List

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  • Plants for the shady areas in the playground, Shelter space for rainy days Handy Person to help with walls

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