Alongside our tour of 'The Last of the Pelican Daughters', we created a series of practical workshops that would bring older and younger people together to talk about the themes of the show. We had never done anything like it before and were excited about the potential they had for conversation and human connection. We ran one session in Northampton - where we listened to music, built model houses, drank tea, ate cake and talked.
Then a lot of things changed for a lot of people and we were unable to run them anymore. But it was clear that in this unprecedented, strange time we needed to connect with each other more than ever.
We've now created a digital workshop that can be done with anyone from a different generation anywhere. It can be done with someone in your household, with a family member you're unable to see in person or with someone you haven't even met yet. It can be done via email, on the phone and on Skype/Zoom. Whilst we are unable to physically be with one another, we need to find new ways of connecting and communicating and we hope this workshop will go some way to doing that. We hope you have fun doing it, and maybe learn something new about somebody you know or someone you don't.
This project was supported by Age UK Bristol.