Play Southend Now or Never!

PLAY SOUTHEND – Re-discover and explore Southend through play! Have you ever hummed a Lulu lullaby?

When was the last time you walked backwards in silence, towards land?

Play Southend Now or Never! is a unique App for mobile devices that will make you experience Southend in fresh, imaginative and mischievous ways.

Play Southend Now or Never! uses innovative geo-mapping technologies to send visual and audio prompts that suggest specific actions as you walk around Chalkwell Park and the town.

ARTISTS: Idit Nathan and Helen Stratford

The App has been developed by artists Idit Nathan and Helen Stratford with Southend residents, Metal and NetPark. To start playing download it from the App Store or Google Play. The project has been funded by Arts Council of England, Grants For The Arts. Project website here. small-ace

HOW TO: This app is currently only available on our iPads – we run regular NetPark Open Days where we provide free iPad hire and advice, contact or sign up for our newsletter on

This is a story app best experienced with headphones with a GPS ‘Play in the Park’ mode or as a ‘Play at Home’ mode.