Spin Catch Lift

Bringing people and communities together through playing games and sharing in each other’s fun


Spin Catch Lift developed as a project to play, record and share the games that have been popular with the people in Pendle. Led by our emerging practitioner Ellie Langlois, we explored our local area with fresh eyes. We worked with residents to learn about the games that bring them together and make this area unique.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

Throughout the project we discovered new locations to play games, brought different groups of people together to share their traditions, and had fun learning how to play new games from others. With this we pieced together a picture of the gaming landscape in Pendle and explored how our distinctive landscape and industry have shaped how we play. A highlight of the project was an afternoon we spent touring Brierfield and stopping off along the way to play games and hear stories that were significant to residents in each location. We learned about all sorts of games from Hoopla to Kabbadi.

By documenting these local games we shared memories and joy between cultures and generations. Looking at how play has been shaped by the local environment, we bridged boundaries to see what can be learned from the changing spaces we use for fun.

Spin Catch Lift was supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

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