Age Allies @ TATE Modern
To mark the 50th anniversary of the anti-ageism movement, Age UK London's Age Allies programme will join Flourishing Lives in the creation of 'Age/ncy' - an intergenerational arts display at TATE Modern that will shatter sedate stereotypes of ageing and older people.
The FREE event will run from Friday 26th to Sunday 28th April at Tate Modern, in the Tate Exchange area on the Fifth floor of their new Blavatnik building.
Age/ncy: Art, Ageing and Transition with Flourishing Lives @ Tate Exchange
Organised by the arts coalition Flourishing Lives, the three-day programme ' titled 'Age/ncy' ' will see a whole host of organisations set up installations, performances, and workshops to explore and celebrate the ageing experience.
'Age/ncy' offers an interactive space for us to reflect on perceptions of ageing and celebrate the profound sense of identity, community and independence that older people can access through art. This unique event will feature a diverse programme of activities, from musical performances and physical theatre right through to parkour, stand-up comedy and even circus skills!
Age Allies: CONTINUUM
Age UK London has been offered a space at the Age/ncy workshop as part of our Age Allies programme, an ageism awareness project funded by the City Bridge Trust.
Visitors to the 'Age/ncy' installation will be guided by our specially-designed map, titled 'Continuum'. Continuum has been designed as an interactive 'board game' to help you move through the Age/ncy space. The hexagonal 'game board' tiles allow you to move across the room, inviting you to connect and participate in the activities while reflecting on your own experience of ageing.
The liminal 'game' culminates in the Age Allies Workshop space, where our team of volunteers will help you to explore your experience of 'Age/ncy' through a short series of activities:
Who do you think I am?! - A chance to challenge your assumptions of our Age Allies volunteers
Past, Present, Future - Take a moment to think about your own journey through life.
Close Encounters - An opportunity to meet with our Age Allies volunteers to ask all your burning questions about ageing!
Continuum Reflections - The final part of the journey: your chance to reflect on Age/ncy as a whole.
This workshop has been designed to help you to reflect on your experience at the 'Age/ncy' display. We want to hear how your journey through the Age/ncy workshop has changed the way you think about age, and to further explore your assumptions and understanding of ageing.
So come along to 'Age/ncy' at TATE modern on 26th-28th April and challenge everything you thought you knew about age!