Inspiring arts in older age

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07-07-2016 London

Always Remembering to Dance By Fergus Early

Fergus Early OBE of Green Candle Dance Company has written a fascinating Blog for Age of Creativity on his innovative dance project with older people, Remembering to Dance. His conclusions are clear....

06-06-2016 South East

DANCE WELL WEBINAR

DANCE WELL webinar took place on 25th May 2016. Fergus Early OBE* from Green Candle Dance Company was interviewed by Paul Cann, Chief Executive of Age UK Oxfordshire about the joys and challenges of...

11-05-2016 South East

Coming of Age with The Moving Memory Dance Theatre Company

  The Moving Memory Dance Theatre Company “This is not about age - it is about being human” “Thrilling” “Delightful and strangely moving” “Inspirational” Coming of Age: an exhi...

17-03-2016

Playwriting with a difference!

In partnership with AgeUK Oxfordshire, Living the Drama is starting a new ten week course in playwriting for anyone between the ages of 50 and 90+. Some of the plays will then be performed later in t...

08-03-2016 South West

8 FREE sessions for those living with dementia and their carers to try some...

Discover your creativity! Take some quality time together and create a special moment in time. Discover the joys of making your own unique marks through a series of 8 one hour workshops led by Cre...

19-01-2016

Creative engagement with elders through storytelling - a USA perspective

Laura Menzies is a self-employed artist who lives in Falmouth, Cornwall. She recently completed a six week Travel Fellowship to North America, where she learnt more about the value of creative engagem...

22-07-2016 South East

Aspex announces Artist in Residence

Aspex has announced its new artist-in-residence as Barbara Bessant. Barbara is an original member of the gallery's 'Generate' group, a specialist workshop for people with dementia. Barbara was b...

12-07-2016 Scotland

Luminate Photography Challenge

This year Luminate are collaborating with Stills, Centre for Photography, on a challenge for older photographers. The Challenge is a great opportunity for you to create something new over the summer, ...

08-07-2016 Yorkshire and the Humber

What Is It Like To Be You? at West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds, 19 July, 1.3...

The Performance Ensemble & West Yorkshire Playhouse present What Is It Like To Be You? Sharing their stories through music, dance and theatre, older people express the vibrant, moving and compli...

05-07-2016 North West

Manchester Camerata's 'Connections' Project

Connections is a creative music and dance partnerhsip project across Europe that worked with two separate groups of older people in Manchester, UK and Wuppertal, Germany in the spring of 2016. The...

30-06-2016 North East

RTProjects 'Making Memories'

A wonderful project delivered in county Durham by Mental health charity RTProjects. A wonderful example of the link between creativity and Dementia being used for positive effect. Inspirational. See ...

21-06-2016 London

Care Home Open Day

The British Museum and the Geffrye Museum teamed up to run an object handling session at Silk Court Care Home in Bethnal Green for 'Care Home Open Day'. With the theme of 'Celebration' the resident...

21-06-2016 London

Arts and the Loneliness of the Long Lived

From The Baring Foundation, From Arts Council England recently published compelling findings about the positive effects of the arts on the happiness and well-being of older people. The key findings...

17-06-2016 Northern Ireland

'Not So Cut Off' Publication

The Baring FOundation and Arts Council of Northern Ireland commissioned research work into how the Arts and Older People Programme projects have tackled isolation and loneliness. Six projects were se...

17-06-2016 Northern Ireland

Arts and Older People 2013 - 2016

Here at the Arts Council of Northern Ireland we have been running a grants programme for older people to engage in the arts. The link takes you to a beautiful film hearing the voices of a few of the ...

04-06-2016 Yorkshire and the Humber

Anniversary

'Anniversary' is a piece of contemporary theatre created by a group of older performers for audiences of all ages. PERFORMANCE: MUSIC: DANCE: STORIES: LIFE This is not a time for living in the p...

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