This 8 minute film was created by ‘Get The Picture, a project based at Age UK Oxfordshire. AgeUKO felt it was important to get the opinions of the people who know best about what life would look like if ‘creativity lasted a lifetime.’ It asked older and younger people for their ideas and perspectives on what would make ‘a truly age friendly world’. This film, made specifically for the Age of Creativity Conference in May 2019, will help us to ensure that voices are often unheard are at the heart of decision making.
Clive Parkinson of Arts to Health, said ‘For my part I get a little tired of dimming down, so I wanted to explore some of those broader political and environmental factors, while at the same time thinking a bit more abstractly and not avoiding the darker issues we try not to engage with (and are right in front of us, in plain sight).’
Susan Langford MBE is the Founder and Director of Magic Me, an artist and designer, and a woman who has spent the past 30 years thinking about ageing and intergenerational relationships with people aged 8 to 100+, she is here to get us thinking about the question…. What if we could be an emerging artist at any age?
Hannah McDowall and Dave Martin are Associates with the Centre for Policy on Ageing. The Centre is an independent charity set up in 1947 and aims to raise awareness of issues around all aspects of ageing and to support good practice. This short film is a slice of the 30 minute provocation performed at the festival conference.