We believe that play is transformative.
Play unlocks creativity and generates ideas. It encourages wonder and curiosity, connection and reflection. Play re-energises and reinvents, and allows us to see the familiar with fresh eyes.
Our workshops and events give adults space to rediscover the power of play.
Games galore and fun unlimited - Improv Saturdays are a great way to get more play and laughter into your life:
Improv Saturdays (£14) at Clifton Village Hall, Newall with Clifton, Otley LS21 2EX
10am - 12.30pm
Saturday 26th October
First Sunday of the month 7 to 8.30pm £2
North Bar Social, 8-10 Bondgate, Otley LS21 3AB
Light-hearted, fun and friendly improv. Take part or just watch and enjoy. All welcome.
Next Jam: Sunday 3 November
(sorry, no Jam in October)
Ilkley Literature Festival Fringe
Saturday 5th & Sunday 6th October
Join us for a packed programme of delights and surprises: from spoken word to comedy, storytelling to music, workshops to drop-in sessions. There's so much to enjoy - come for an hour or stay for the day.
All Fringe events are FREE and take place in three neighbouring venues: Church House, Ilkley Arts Studio and The Manor House.
No need to book, just turn up.
Click here for full programme.
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We are Mel Taylor and Jessica Penrose of Playful Being.
Playfulness and creativity have always been important to us, and we know how transformative play can be for adults in this busy world.
We'd love to share with you what works for us - come to one of our events and workshops, book us for your workplace or sign-up to our newsletter to get updates and be part of our community of playful beings.
Mel Taylor and Jessica Penrose
"Playfulness opens you. It lightens your heart. It's a way of being - of being yourself, completely, and, if you feel like it, being more even than that." Bernie de Koven