Film captures the carefree fun of York’s first street playday

A still from the Biomation film 'Door84: Playday
27 Jan 2014 @ 9.23 pm
| Family

Back in August something a bit special happened in York. As part of the National Playday promoting children’s right to play, a street was closed for a full day and dedicated to play.

The idea was masterminded by Heidi Haywood, manager of the Door84 youth club in the Groves.

It was a first in York and city filmmakers Biomation were delighted to get amongst it all to make this short film.

Biomation is run by two freelance artists, Simon Collins and Dan Axon. “The day was a huge success and had a real community feel with children and families getting out in the fresh air to have some energetic fun,” said Simon.

“Playday in York is going from strength to strength – we can’t wait to see what they do this year.”

A still from the Biomation  film 'Door84: Playday
A still from the Biomation film ‘Door84: Playday’

“The film really captures the atmosphere of the day, and the range of activities and opportunities that were available,” said Heidi of Door84.

“It allowed the community to have their say, see play in its natural space and reflect on how successful the day had been. The film is a valuable and flexible resource that we are using to promote a similar event this year.”