Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Snug is being launched this weekend in Slough!

Come along to Slough High Street on Saturday July 5th for the start of the 'Countdown to 2012' activities organised by Slough Borough Council.
Snug has been purchased to be used in public and community events, and will be be appearing across the town in various venues...

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Power from Underground!

Check out this fun video from Mudlevel showing how hands-on ingenuity can harness power from a Tube escalator...

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Tennessee children's hospital finds Snug "therapeutic"

Erlanger Hospital in Chattanooga, has put Snug in their rooftop garden and are finding that children of all ages are really enjoying the respite it offers from the sterile hospital environment - see this article...

Friday, June 3, 2011

Gillett Square

The Hackney Gazette is covering Snug in Gillett Square this month...

Snug is currently being brought out for anyone to play on in Gillett Square in Dalston, east London. Times are: on fridays 3.30-5.30pm, saturdays and sundays 2.00-5.30pm.
Go and try it out!

S&O visit the USA

Hattie and Tim visited Playcore to see how their Snug manufacturing and marketing is coming along. It was very exciting to tour the factory in Fort Payne, Alabama (which narrowly avoided the recent tornados) to see all the moulds and other processes being developed. We also had meetings in Chattanooga with Lindsay and the marketing group, and also met Cynthia Gentry from the Atlanta Taskforce for Play, who is very interested in all the possibilities for Snug.

We all visited an external courtyard of the local children's hospital, where Snug is used to great effect by the kids in recovery - we saw a lovely young boy who had just had his chemo playing with his younger brother.

We then all met up in Houston for the Children's Museums Conference. Tim & Hattie gave a presentation on Snug's genesis, which was very well received, and the stall was buzzing all day with very interested museum people - fingers crossed for some more sales!

Lindsay and Cynthia Gentry

Snug at the Erlanger hospital, Chattanooga

Snug spray booth

Playcore's Lindsay and Mike

On the Loop!

Mike, Brendan, Tim & Lindsay discuss foam!

Bump Mould!

Thursday, June 2, 2011

it's been a long time since we blogged

Look out for new posts shortly of photos of our trip to the USA and the Snug Factory there!