Permission to Play

Playfulness is a vital ingredient in the creative process. As children we learn through play; fun and playful activities are acceptable ways of experiencing life. In adult life the opportunities to be playful diminish.  Healthy Play; Permission to play: taking play seriously; making sport playful was a multidisciplinary investigation funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council involving Cathy with academic partners from University of Strathclyde, Glasgow and Liverpool Universities. The research considered ways in which playfulness can be fostered in adult life to build community cohesion and enhance wellbeing.


Permission to Play: taking play seriously in adulthood’. Rogerson R, Treadaway, C., Lorimer, H., Billington, J., Fyfe, H. (2013) AHRC Connected Communities. Swindon: AHRC.