Created in 2016, Beyond the Walls is a collaboration between Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance and reminiscence arts organisation Age Exchange. From 2012-2015, Age Exchange worked closely with researchers from Royal Holloway University of London to explore the impact of their work in care homes on the well-being of participants with dementia. At the close of this research, Age Exchange wanted to find an alternative way to demonstrate the impact of its work to funders and other parties ' but in a more dynamic, immersive and multi-sensory way than the customary end-of-project report. So, Age Exchange commissioned Trinity Laban's Learning and Participation (Dance) team to work on a performance that encapsulated the impact of Age Exchange's practice. Stella and Lucy spent three months immersed in one of Age Exchange's care home arts projects, acting as 'participant-observers' while Age Exchange facilitators worked with residents on a range of dance and visual arts activities. From here Stella and Lucy devised a piece of choreography and a live music score, working with musician Elliot Lloyd-Short, that distilled and expressed their findings. The piece has since been performed to great acclaim at the Battersea Arts Centre, at the Laban Building as part of the London Arts and Health Forum's Creativity and Well-Being Week and, most recently, at the 2017 People Dancing conference, in Glasgow.