It’s that time of year again – the annual PLOTT summer day out! Following on from the Welsh white water kayaking of last year, this year’s trip took us to Liverpool’s Baltic Triangle via the Tate gallery.

Meeting up in a cloudy Birmingham, we jumped on a train up to Liverpool in time for the sun!

The first point of call was the Albert Dock and the Tate gallery. The main draw for us at the Tate was the incredible Keith Haring exhibition, the first ever in the UK. Keith was a part of the legendary New York art scene of the 1980s, inspired by graffiti, pop art and underground club culture. It was exciting for us as a creative bunch to really explore his work, from the beginning until his final piece of artwork before he sadly died aged 31.

From the Tate we headed to the Baltic Triangle for delicious street food (and a few beers!). We soaked up the sunshine and relaxed by a giant yellow submarine!

And then came the Ghetto Golf! There was some heavy competition going on between all of us PLOTTers, and the beer definitely added an extra element of difficulty! But the champion was our developer Mark who won himself a £50 Amazon voucher.

As a busy studio, it’s great for us to take time out to bond and have some fun away from the office. It has a really positive impact on all team members, and we always have such brilliant memories from these experiences!

We’d highly recommend an annual outing to any business – whatever the time of year, it’s great to get everyone away from their desks and doing something different.