I am looking for people to take part in an informal session to discuss experiences of participating in the arts or any barriers you face in participating in the arts.
My name is Emily Bradfield. I am a PhD student at the University of Derby (College of Health and Social Care), but based in Cambridge. I am interested in exploring older people's experiences of participating in the arts (including visual arts, dance, theatre, drama, creative writing etc) and the impact that participation can have on promoting wellbeing and quality of life.
The group will involve up to 10 people, including you and will last approximately 90 minutes.
The session will be audio-recorded, but you will remain anonymous and all information collected will be kept strictly confidential and anonymous. Information will only be used for the purposes of my research.
You will be asked to sign a consent form which will detail all aspects of the study who you are agreeing to. I will also ask for some basic information about you and your engagement in the arts.
Taking part in the session is entirely voluntary. If you decide to take part, you are still free to withdraw at any time and without giving a reason.
If you are interested in taking part, please get in touch: firstname.lastname@example.org or 07531 873227.