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Maria Flude (Artist/Arts Organisation | Sheffield Industrial Museums Trust | )

I'm a community engagement professional working for Industrial Museums in Sheffield with a focus on health and well-being and older people & dementia.


Emily Greenslade (Artist/Arts Organisation | Individual | England)

I am a theatre practitioner who works in movement and dance theatre. Movement, in whatever way, is a means for release and expression. I am keen to meet with older people to see if this might be a useful creative outlet.


Judith Wardle (Voluntary/Community Sector Professional/Organisation | Age UK Oxfordshire | Oxfordshire)

Former academic in English literature, musician, and current interest in outcome measures in health/social care


Jenni Elbourne (Artist/Arts Organisation | Southwark Playhouse and Unscene Suffolk | England)

Incoming director (Jan 2018) of over 65s performance company based at Southwark Playhouse. Founder & Director of Unscene Suffolk, a theatre company of visually impaired people.


Bea Kelleher (Artist/Arts Organisation | Creative Aging International | Worldwide)

Creative Aging Festivals


Margaret Richer (Arts Therapist | retired | Lincolnshire)

At the present, I am taking my PAT dog to a local rest home. However, I am a musician and have been involved in music therapy (not with the elderly). Would like ideas for activities using music.


Heidi Moss (Voluntary/Community Sector Professional/Organisation | ARCh | Oxfordshire)

ARCh is an Oxfordshire charity which recruits, trains, places and mentors Reading Helpers to provide 1:1 support to 6-11 year olds. We have 260 volunteers in 125 primary schools across the County supporting approximately 750 children each week.


Parita (Voluntary/Community Sector Professional/Organisation | Oomph! Wellness | UK Wide)

We train and support staff in care settings around activity and exercise provision to improve quality of life of older and vulnerable people.


Jenni R (Voluntary/Community Sector Professional/Organisation | Voluntary | Lincolnshire)

I run Shared Reading groups in my local community and try to raise awareness of how the arts can contribute to good health and wellbeing. I do this by engaging with local community groups and organisations.


Ena William (Other | best hotel packages | Rutland)

running a website


Georgia Clark (Artist/Arts Organisation | London Bubble Theatre | Greater London)

London Bubble Theatre Company brings people together to create, participate in and enjoy theatre. It provides the artistic direction, skills, environment and resources to create inspirational, inclusive, involving theatre.


Ann (Voluntary/Community Sector Professional/Organisation | lincs Digital | Lincolnshire)

we work across lincs delivering digital services to users who otherwise would not have the opportunity to use a device. We show them how devices can be used for fun as well as looking up and entering information. Jigsaws,wordsearches and photograph


Jessica Corlett (Arts in Healthcare Professional | Miss | Greater London)

Coordinating activities for a large London Housing Trust. Specialised in the Arts.


Maureen La Frenais (Other | Waking the Giant Heritage & Arts Consultancy | Dorset)

Working with arts, museums and heritage organisations, or anywhere wherever it works! Project management experience and interpretation and delivery of projects by myself of within a team.


Becky Lees (Artist/Arts Organisation | Stratford Circus Arts Centre | Greater London)

We're an Arts Centre in Newham serving a diverse area. We offer a high-quality artistic programme alongside an outreach programme to ensure everyone in our community can access our work.


Rebecca Ball (Artist/Arts Organisation | Ms | Tyne and Wear)

Sunderland Culture runs a arts and cultural programme across 5 venues in Sunderland including - Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens, Arts Centre Washington, National Glass Centre and Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art


The Purls (Voluntary/Community Sector Professional/Organisation | HCS | Greater London)

We are a community group made up of neighbours who get together to build community and create warm items of clothing for homeless people and their pets.


Gill Johnson And Marilyn McGregor (Other | Bonnie Day Limited | UK Wide)

We have facilitated person-centred activity sessions in professional settings. We found that our activities were enjoyed. We have published a number of resources which include a DVD & 3 poetry books with accompanying activities.


Dianne Norton (Other | Third Age Press | Greater London)

Previously founder of U3A in UK & Policy Officer Age Concern Education & Leisure. Currently Owner manager Third Age Press


Graeme Stevenson (Other | Arts Council of Northern Ireland | N Ireland)

I mangage and produce research relating to an Arts and Older People Programme which has been run by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland for 9 years.


Andrzej Klimczuk (Academic/Education Organisation | SGH Warsaw School of Economics | Worldwide)

Andrzej Klimczuk, PhD, a sociologist and public policy expert, assistant professor in the Department of Public Policy of the Collegium of Socio-Economics at the SGH Warsaw School of Economics, Poland.


Malcolm Childs (Voluntary/Community Sector Professional/Organisation | Models for Heroes | UK Wide)

Models for Heroes provides model making provisions to the UK's current and former Armed Forces and Emergency Services personnel. We also promote mental health benefits of hobbies.


Julie Bwye (Local Authority Professional/Organisation | Social Care | Middlesex)

Work with service users with a diagnosis of Dementia and complex needs


Emma (Artist/Arts Organisation | Freelance | City of London)

Creative Practitioner, working across Scotland for the past 8 years and recently moved to London. I make performances for and with people living with dementia. Extensive experience working across a variety of diverse and inter-generational communitie


Chris (Other | ageuk | Greater London)

voluntary and community work with age concern, currently sing and dance


Brianna Robertson-Kirkland (Academic/Education Organisation | Scotland's Singing for Health Network | City of Glasgow)

This network, which is led by Dr Brianna Robertson-Kirkland from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and Clinical Fellow, Liesbeth Tip from the University of Edinburgh, will provide a space for a diverse community of singing practitioners, health pro


Rose Gooding (Arts in Healthcare Professional | 1Life | )

I work with St Albans District council to devise and deliver arts events for the community including activities for the elderly and people with mental health issues.


Steve Mcnaught (Artist/Arts Organisation | Arkbound Foundation | UK Wide)

We are committed to breaking down prejudice against people from diverse and disadvantaged backgrounds, using writing and literature as the medium to do so.


Chris Rolls (Arts Therapist | 64 Million Artists | England)

I run projects across the UK working with communities on creativity, wellbeing, mental health, older age and cultural democracy


Karen Singleton (Other | The Charterhouse | )

I am the manager working within an Alms House in Central London, providing housing to over 40 men and women. In addition, we provide domiciliary and residential care to people who are more vulnerable requiring additional support.


Henrietta Gill (Arts in Healthcare Professional | Freelance | England)

Community arts manager, fundraising strategist, bid writer, partnership guru - new to Lewes from Oxford.


Victoria Mcquoid (Other | Self Employed | Somerset)

Photography, collage and photo manipulation/ Digital artwork.


Sarafina Carter (Artist/Arts Organisation | The Hive Artspace | Wiltshire)

The Hive Artspace is a small developing neighbourhood arts centre in West Wiltshire with an emphasis on inclusivity and highly musical and visual sensory arts.


Emily Clark (Artist/Arts Organisation | Miss | )

Skilled in Logo design and photography.


Nicola Wydenbach (Arts in Healthcare Professional | Contented Music Club | UK Wide)

Professional vocal leader specialising in arts and health and in particular working with people who have lived in experience of Parkinson's and Mental Health.


Jane Davidson (Academic/Education Organisation | University of Melbourne | )

Chair of Creativity and Wellbeing Hallmark Initiative, University of Melbourne


John Ryan (Voluntary/Community Sector Professional/Organisation | Oxford House in Bethnal Green | Greater London)

Oxford House is where East London comes together to work, learn, explore and create. We celebrate arts, community and our heritage.


Sarah H (Artist/Arts Organisation | Manchester International Festival | Greater Manchester)

Manchester International Festival is the world's first festival of original, new work and takes place biennially in Manchester.


Lorna Bates (Artist/Arts Organisation | Freelance | Wales)

Mixed media painting, book work and pattern.


Leah Thorn (Artist/Arts Organisation | Older Women Rock! | UK Wide)

Through performance, poetry, fashion, film, workshops and talks 'Older Women Rock!' celebrates older women, challenges our invisibility, unites us across our differences and subverts assumptions.


Rosie (Other | Freelance | Worldwide)

I have worked with creative ageing projects in Japan and I am also a researcher writing about the field


Hayley McColl (Artist/Arts Organisation | Opera North | West Yorkshire)

Opera North education offer weekly singing activity for older adults in Leeds in Kirklees. We work with around 150 adults per week. We encourage creativity and engagement in the arts,to increase wellbeing and provide the opportunity for friendship.


Deasy Bamford (Artist/Arts Organisation | Tribe of Doris | City of Bristol)

Bringing people together from all cultures ages and backgrounds to share and learn from each other in inclusive and stimulating environments


Kelly Robinson (Artist/Arts Organisation | Dulwich Picture Gallery | Greater London)

Our Art for Older People Programme offers a wide variety of free creative workshops, interactive and sensory guided tours, immersive storytelling sessions and arts projects, which can be delivered at the Gallery or in local community settings.


Antonietta Sacco (Voluntary/Community Sector Professional/Organisation | Artcore | Derbyshire)

Our vision is to initiate a dialogue with the community through the medium of art along with engaging, impacting and ensuring that everyone has access to the transformative power of the arts.


Bronte Heath (Voluntary/Community Sector Professional/Organisation | Landermeads Nursing Home | Nottinghamshire)

I run a dementia community awareness project in which we organise for individuals in the care home to go into the community and engage in activities that improve their wellbeing and help them to express themselves.


Ruth Purdy (Arts in Healthcare Professional | Make it Better (Mitber) CIC | Cornwall)

Supporting communities to live well through the Arts.


Freya (Artist/Arts Organisation | Music as Therapy International | UK Wide)

Music as Therapy International delivers music therapist-led skill-sharing projects with care practitioners working with vulnerable people across the UK and internationally.


Sue Larken (Voluntary/Community Sector Professional/Organisation | Age UK Sevenoaks & Tonbridge | Kent)

Fully qualified cardiac /Stroke and falls prevention instructor Delivering mainly seated exercises to improve strength, balance & mobility to those in need due to lack of mobility during lockdown


Jenni Waugh (Other | Jenni Waugh Consulting Ltd | England)

I work with cultural organisations to increase opportunities for all people to release their creativity and explore their own histories. I offer project management, partnership building, fundraising, research and evaluation.


Anna Bunney (Other | Manchester Museum | Greater Manchester)

Engagement Manager at Manchester Museum


Alison (Health Professional/Organisation | ashmere | Derbyshire)

organising and running activities/events within a residential home. I am also an artits/crafts person


Penny Collinson (Academic/Education Organisation | University of Central Lancashire | Lancashire)

I am a teacher of dance and somatic movement Education(SME)both at UCLan (MA Dance & Somatic Well-being), and as a private practice, I am also a member of the Knowing Body Network which seeks to share promote and develop the field of SME.


Maria Eugenia Luccioni (Other | library of the congress of the nation | )

I work in the cultural space of the library trying to develop activities that promote intergenerational coexistence.


Maya Mitter (Arts in Healthcare Professional | LUMA Creations | Merseyside)

Working with elders delivering workshops creative arts, music, creative writing, photography drumming and percussion, theatre, volunteer training


Tracey Wilkinson (Health Professional/Organisation | Magna Vitae | Lincolnshire)

I manage a project in East Lindsey called 'Still Me' which provides cultural, art and physical activities for people living with dementia and their carers.


Stevie Spencer (Local Authority Professional/Organisation | Breckland Council | Norfolk)

The Silver Social is an exciting new programme of daytime arts events in Breckland, promoting engagement and participation among older people in rural communities.


Natalia Millman (Artist/Arts Organisation | Natalia millman art | Hertfordshire)

I am conceptual artist and working with topics of ageing and dementia. Would like to collaborate with you on a possible creative project in the future.


Julie Cangrand (Arts in Healthcare Professional | Self employed | Worldwide)

I'm an art in healthcare consultant based in Boston. I specialize in curating innovative art project and developing creative arts programs in partnership with museums in hospitals and senior living residences.


Charlotte Mountford (Artist/Arts Organisation | Lyth Arts Centre LTD | Scotland)

Scotland's most northerly mainland arts centre. Bringing theatre, music, dance and visual arts to the residents and visitors of Caithness


Pamela Eastwood (Service User Organisation | Greenbuttercup CIC | Hampshire)

Community art is one of the methods used by Greenbuttercup CIC to enable service users to achieve full participation in all spheres of society.


Lucy Inglis (Artist/Arts Organisation | William Scott Foundation | Greater London)

Archivist in charge of the archive of the 20th century British artist William Scott RA (1913-1989).


Staffordshire Libraries (Local Authority Professional/Organisation | Staffordshire County Council | Staffordshire)

Staffordshire Libraries & Arts Service deliver an Arts offer to Staffordshire communities to widen participation in culture and creativity.


Liz Ison (Voluntary/Community Sector Professional/Organisation | The Reader | Greater London)

Across the UK, we run weekly Shared Reading groups bringing great books, poems and plays to life through reading aloud and group discussion in a diverse range of settings


Chris Beck (Artist/Arts Organisation | Music On Prescription | West Sussex)

I am a professional Singer-Songwriter and Facilitator providing creative song writing workshops/projects. (Mental Health, Well-being and Additional Needs). Also solo Concerts visiting Residential Homes, Hospitals, Hospices and Day Centres etc


Tracy Sharp (Artist/Arts Organisation | Music In Our Bones | Suffolk)

We have established over the last 18 months a singing community for people with dementia and their families


James Trowsdale (Artist/Arts Organisation | Hull 2017 UK City of Culture | Yorkshire)

Hull was announced the winner of UK City of Culture 2017 in 2013. The award is given every four years to a city that demonstrates the belief in the transformational power of culture.


Julia Puebla Fortier (Health Professional/Organisation | DiversityRx | Worldwide)

Promoting creative wellbeing approaches, especially for culturally diverse populations


Sarah McDowall (Voluntary/Community Sector Professional/Organisation | Age UK - Hereforshire & Worcestershire | Worcestershire)

I do the marketing for our fundraising and sales department as well as recruiting and retaining volunteers.


Bridget Poulter (Arts Therapist | Moving Through Life | Hertfordshire)

Registered DMP(MA, Goldsmith's College), dance practitioner working with older adults and children. Interested in work with people living with chronic/progressive medical conditions


Zoe Jessica Haldane (Artist/Arts Organisation | Freelance | Cheshire)

I run a number of workshops which enable participants to experience the subjective world of art, promoting curiosity and creativity.


Daniela Gerstmann (Artist/Arts Organisation | Family Arts Campaign | Greater London)


Doris Daly (Local Authority Professional/Organisation | Irish Centre Over 60's Camden London | England)

etired Nursing Sister. lecturer on the Dementias. Tutor for F.E and activities for the retired. Reminiscence Therapy published work


Suzanne Boyden-Beckley (Artist/Arts Organisation | Cheshire Dance | Cheshire)

Cheshire Dance creates opportunities for people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds to access dance and to use the art form to live healthier and happier lives.


Asmina Remtulla (Service User Organisation | Volunteer | Greater London)

I do voluntary work with faith groupd and with health watch


Double Elephant Print Workshop (Artist/Arts Organisation | Double Elephant Print Workshop | Devon)

DEPW is an Exeter based workshop for artists working in printmaking. We work extensively in community settings often alongside older people


Stuart Hedley (Academic/Education Organisation | University of Brighton | East Sussex)

Supporting Creative Practice Research, Enterprise and Knowledge Exchange at the University of Brighton


Annie (Artist/Arts Organisation | Dacorum Community Dance | Hertfordshire)

A creative & caring community dance group for older adults, enhancing lives through dance. Currently delivering sessions The Old Town Hall & in Sheltered Housing.


Jessica Hodge (Artist/Arts Organisation | Barbican | City of London)

Community Engagement at the Barbican arts centre.


Cindylou Turner-Taylor (Artist/Arts Organisation | Ms | England)

I tell traditional stories and am working with the community (including elders) in Burnley to tell their own stories.


Nathalie Boobis (Artist/Arts Organisation | SPACE | Greater London)

I work as a curator for an arts organisation in Hackney. We are building a 'network of care' in our area through partnerships with community organisations. This has a focus on art workshops for older people & bringing art into non-art venues.


Ro Pleasant (Artist/Arts Organisation | Creative Plus | England)

We have developed a video based project called The Home Made Club which is designed to improve the quality and quantity of craft based workshops for the elderly.


Louisa Petts (Academic/Education Organisation | Centre for Dance Research, Coventry University | England)

I am a community dance artist, lecturer, and PhD candidate. My research broadly concerns community dance for health and wellbeing of older adults, people living with dementia and their caregivers.


Caroline Savage (Other | Miss | )

Improving quality of life for older people across Herefordshire & Worcestershire by promoting choice opportunity and independence. Providing direct services to older people, supporting others who provide services, liaison, awareness raising & campaig


Hattie Thomas (Artist/Arts Organisation | Smoking Apples Theatre Company | England)

Using puppetry and visual theatre, we create innovative shows, making our subjects enjoyable and accessible for audiences. We also deliver outreach projects for people living with dementia, and for teenagers with autism.


Wayne Morris (Other | NZCreativity | Worldwide)

focus on creativity - objects, consultancy and workshops. Artist and percussionist


Katie Mitchell (Academic/Education Organisation | Mrs | )

Early career researcher focusing my PhD study on the lasting effects and impact of City of Culture bids on wellbeing


Clive Brown (Arts in Healthcare Professional | notting hill housing group | Greater London)

co-ordinating activities across 3 extra care schemes in south london


Emily Neighbour (Artist/Arts Organisation | Self-employed | Surrey)

I am a community dance artist working across Surrey and West London specialising in dance for older adults in settings such as community centres, care homes and hospitals.


Susan Jordan (Artist/Arts Organisation | Jordan & Present Co. | Worldwide)

Created SeniorsDANCE classes for 65+ as teacher, manager, trainer of others. Also SeniorsDANCE Company, choreographer, manager, producer for community dancers.


Laurence Rowe (Other | Lance Print | Northamptonshire)

Charity sector


Allan Webb (Voluntary/Community Sector Professional/Organisation | The Art Ministry | Essex)

Regular arts and crafts groups and clubs for children and for adults with learning difficulties, adults with physical disabilities, adults with visual impairments and adults with mental health problems.


Lorna Heap (Artist/Arts Organisation | Park Theatre | England)

We provide Creative Learning classes called 'Park Players Reminiscence' for people affected by dementia and their carers or families, as part of our wider Creative Learning Programme.


Clair (Artist/Arts Organisation | Family Arts Campaign | UK Wide)

Family Arts Campaign


Jacqueline DuMont (Other | Lifetime Arts | Worldwide)

I coordinate the development and maintenance of digital content and marketing information on lifetimearts.org, the Creative Aging Resource, and social media. I also produce video content for our online professional development services.


Jenny Marshall (Voluntary/Community Sector Professional/Organisation | Open Age | England)

We run a broad range of opportunities and activities together with our members, across health, leisure, well-being, education and employment so that everyone in London over the age of 50 lives a fulfilling life.


Helen Finch (Voluntary/Community Sector Professional/Organisation | Age UK | )

I work with Age UK's national fundraising teams


Sonia York-Pryce (Artist/Arts Organisation | QCA Griffith University | Worldwide)

Sonia is an English mature dancer filmmaker PhD candidate: Ageism and the mature dancer based in Australia. The research documents older professional dancers globally still performing. Her aim is to give validation and visibility to the mature dancer


Lorena Hodgson (Voluntary/Community Sector Professional/Organisation | Red Barn Creative | Cambridgeshire)

I run or help run Crafternoons, Heritage Open Days, Fun Palaces and anything else that brings the communities together, particularly via creativity (traditional and digital) and heritage.


Rachel Jones (Health Professional/Organisation | START | Lancashire)

At Start in Salford, we use creativity to help people from all walks of life improve their skills and gain in confidence.


Jaime Greenly (Artist/Arts Organisation | Make Mee Studio | England)

Sewing and craft lessons


Francesca (Academic/Education Organisation | Trinity College Dublin | UK Wide)

I am a neuroscientist with a huge interest in the arts. I work with older people and those caring for someone with dementia.


Janis Morgan (Other | Creative Wellness | Worldwide)

I am an arts educator, community development artist/facilitator and project manager who brings therapeutic practice and support to all who engage and participate in my arts projects and sessions.I also have a fibrearts practice and believe that arts


Rosi Thornton (Artist/Arts Organisation | Luckyfish Arts/Rejig | England)

I work as a community artist & tutor in a range of community & Care Home settings with people of all age groups & personal circumstances. I specialise in textile arts, recycling & all kinds of printing, making maps and bookmaking.


Michelle Gersh (Arts in Healthcare Professional | Albany Theatre, London | England)

I advise and consult with organisations to reduce barriers experienced by older adults wanting to participate in creative arts activities and to make environments more accessible for participation.


Claire Weetman (Artist/Arts Organisation | Years Ahead | Cheshire)

Years Ahead has a variety of classes for people of all abilities including Crafts, Creative Writing, Painting and Drawing and Tap Dancing. There are three 10-week terms per year, with classes taking place in both Widnes and Runcorn.


Georgina (Arts Therapist | Georgina Sumner | England)

I am a recently qualified HCPC registered Art Psychotherapist based in the North Cotswolds.


Anna (Artist/Arts Organisation | dot to dot arts | Lancashire)

I am freelance community based arts practitioner, working with in the fields of community arts family celebratory events and work closely with autism, dementia and special needs.


Nora (Health Professional/Organisation | Envolve Wellness | West Midlands)

I deliver specialist exercise interventions to people with long-term health conditions, dance for parkinson's, boxercise for autism, cardio for less mobiled populations


Marine Begault (Voluntary/Community Sector Professional/Organisation | Alexandra Palace | City of London)

develop an accessible arts and wellbeing programme with and for the local community inspired by Alexandra Park and Palace's rich and diverse heritage.


Hayley Youell (Voluntary/Community Sector Professional/Organisation | Culture, Health and Wellbeing Alliance | England)


Alison Teader (Arts in Healthcare Professional | NAPA | UK Wide)

Manage the NAPA Arts in Care homes programme, including the website and the annual event The National Day of Arts in Care Homes which takes place on 24 September


Dr Sarah Quinton (Academic/Education Organisation | Oxford Brookes University | England)

Involved in research to understand the use of image sharing as a form of connectivity for older people to mitigate loneliness and enhance well being


Kaye Martindale (Artist/Arts Organisation | kaye martindale | England)

Awakening Arts are a community arts organisation dedicated to working with people from across our community; Exploring human experience through dance, creative writing and art; Transforming personal stories into powerful, poignant works of art.


Gillian Barton (Voluntary/Community Sector Professional/Organisation | Mid Deeside Community Trust | Aberdeenshire)

Currently facilitating art and health promotion and exploring a social prescribing model.


Louise Jenkins (Voluntary/Community Sector Professional/Organisation | AgeUk Herefordshire & Worcestershire | Worcestershire)

Leading the Dementia Meeting Centre Team, which provide stimulating activities for those living with dementia and their loved ones


Creative Artist Gaye (Artist/Arts Organisation | CreateMyStory | )

Arts/creative writing tutor and movement practitioner producing an artefact or creative writing piece, memoir or poetry. I also support music and movement groups


Stacey Dove (Voluntary/Community Sector Professional/Organisation | Parkinson's UK | )


Sarah McNicol (Academic/Education Organisation | Sarah McNicol | Greater Manchester)

I carry out research and write on a range of topics, including arts for health, bibliotherapy, library services, communities and culture and dementia.


Violaine Bailleul ( | Shapeshifter Productions | )


Mezze Eade (Artist/Arts Organisation | Oxford Playhouse | Oxfordshire)

Oxford Playhouse is a theatre for everyone, presenting and producing a wide range of live performance. The Participation team works with over 15,000 people each year through talks, workshops, holiday schemes, and Playhouse theatre companies.


Viv Cameron (Service User Organisation | CraftAtrustees@gmail.com | England)

Textile craft and art projects with an emphasis on crochet and knitting in marginalised communities for social cohesion, joy and alleviation of loneliness. We run online and off line. utilising online with a studio set up to reach the less mobile or


Francis (Voluntary/Community Sector Professional/Organisation | Medina | City of London)

I care for an elderly woman with Alzheimer and work with individuals and groups to find and promote activities for the elderly with dementia in north east London.


Olivia Thiessen (Arts in Healthcare Professional | Sense Arts and Wellbeing | West Midlands)

Providing accessible and inclusive arts and wellbeing.


Helen Jacobs (Artist/Arts Organisation | RWA | Gloucestershire)

Large public gallery in Bristol -Providing participatory arts activity and engagement opportunities and outreach in our wider community. Particular focus on reaching older people, adults accessing mental health services and young people.


Gemma Wright (Artist/Arts Organisation | The Dance Network Association | Essex)

Our mission is to raise the profile of dance in Essex and further afield. We seek to do this through the provision of affordable high-quality dance delivery for local communities, individuals, schools and young people.


Rosanna Hutchings (Voluntary/Community Sector Professional/Organisation | InCommon | Greater London)


Louise Downham (Artist/Arts Organisation | Louise Rose Photography | West Sussex)

Delivering fun and dynamic photography workshops for older people in West Sussex. These accessible workshops encourage creative engagement in participatory projects, designed to improve participants' wellbeing.


Emma Stewart-Jones (Artist/Arts Organisation | Art in Healthcare | Scotland)

Our vision is Art for every healthcare setting in Scotland and our mission is to use visual art to improve health and wellbeing.


Kym Devine (Artist/Arts Organisation | Creative Mojo Chichester & Havant | Hampshire)

Fun,hands on and inspirational arts and craft activities for care homes and community groups.


David Workman (Artist/Arts Organisation | Southwark Playhouse | Greater London)

Southwark Playhouse runs a weekly Elders Company for people aged 65 and over from our local community


Mark Bixter (Artist/Arts Organisation | Magic Me | Greater London)

Magic Me is the UK’s leading provider of intergenerational arts activities and a pioneer in creative arts with care home residents, with a 30+ year track record.


Joanna Essen (Artist/Arts Organisation | Compton Verney | Warwickshire)

Run a monthly Dementia cafe in the galleries with artists.


Centre For Ageing Better (Voluntary/Community Sector Professional/Organisation | Centre for Ageing Better | Greater London)


Ralph Lewis (Other | Ralph Lewis Associates | Gloucestershire)

Leadership Development and Coaching


Rachel Wesson (Artist/Arts Organisation | Ascendance | West Yorkshire)

To highlight the work we do with older people with Parkinson's


The Arts Development Company (Artist/Arts Organisation | The Arts Development Company | Dorset)

Working together for creative change.


Life Long Song Ltd (Voluntary/Community Sector Professional/Organisation | Life Long Song Ltd | Lancashire)

Helping to make active and creative music and singing available to older people and across the generations


Magda Polakow (Other | Freelance | Shropshire)

Artist/crafter working as a volunteer in the museum. I'm running creative workshops for individuals or small groups. I've got few years of experience working with older people. Hopefully Art Therapist one day.


Gjenya Cambray (Artist/Arts Organisation | Salisbury Playhouse | Wiltshire)

Salisbury Playhouse currently hosts 2 over 55's creative groups - Mind The Gap theatre group and Dance Six-0. we are always looking at ways to improve and expand the opportunities for older people at our venue and in the wider community.


Kate (Artist/Arts Organisation | equal arts | Tyne and Wear)

managing the creative age programme for cultural organisations to establish and deliver imagination based, dementia friendly older people creative programmes.


Linda Lewis (Artist/Arts Organisation | Tunbridge Wells Puppetry Festival | Kent)

WE produce a puppetry festival every two years in Tunbridge Wells. In this interim year (2018) we are working with puppetry in the community


Louisa Marchant-Wallis (Voluntary/Community Sector Professional/Organisation | The Alzheimer's Society | Sussex)

I am an Occupational Therapist;currently facilitating groups for older people living with dementia and their carers.


HOOT Creative Arts (Artist/Arts Organisation | HOOT Creative Arts | West Yorkshire)

We believe we all have a creative and imaginative capacity that is of central importance to our mental and physical health. We support the development of creativity to build confidence and esteem, encourage personal growth and foster creative express


Emma (Artist/Arts Organisation | Prestwich Arts Festival | Greater Manchester)

As creative producer I have a unique role. I am responsible for taking many ideas and making it into a quality festival


Meg Bezzano-Griffiths (Voluntary/Community Sector Professional/Organisation | Fearon Community Association Ltd | Leicestershire)

Good old fashioned community centre connecting people through food and opportunity. Socially and environmentally aware.


Sharon Bailey (Artist/Arts Organisation | The Grange Throckley | Tyne and Wear)

Grange is a day care centre that was set up by the local community and that offers elders a wide range of creative activities with professional artists. We do this to support elders to remain independent in their own homes and to combat social isola


Natalie Wright (Artist/Arts Organisation | Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra | Dorset)


Emma Polin (Artist/Arts Organisation | Ribberty Rabbit Crafting | )

Providing arts & crafts to all ages, including care homes, after school and learning disability communities. With a teaching background, a degree in Fine Art and experience of working across different ages from early years to care homes.


Michelle Rickett (Artist/Arts Organisation | New Vic Theatre | England)

I co direct the Live Age Festival and Meet Me at Live Age programme, which celebrate the creativity of older people in North Staffordshire. Live Age is a collaboration between the New Vic Theatre and Keele University.


Tracey Annette (Local Authority Professional/Organisation | Manchester City Council | )

Working with a broard range of partners to make Manchester a great place to grow older


Laura-Ann Whitlock (Other | Magpie Dance | Kent)

Magpie Dance is the UK's leading dance charity working with people with learning disabilities. Since 1985 we have been running workshops and dance classes for children and adults.


Katie (Artist/Arts Organisation | Bury Creatives | Greater Manchester)

Amongst other projects I lead an outreach engagement project for Bury Art Museum that aims to support young people to develop social and creative skills.


Victoria Jones (Arts in Healthcare Professional | Arts Health Associates | )

Arts Health Associates is an arts health consultancy, providing international, specialist arts health knowledge and experience of both art commissioning and participatory creative programs.


Dr Ceri Wilson (Academic/Education Organisation | Anglia Ruskin University | Essex)


Sandie Williams (Public Health Professional/Organisation | Cheshire West and Chester Council | )

I am lead for Age-friendly Cheshire a collaborative bringing people together to make Cheshire West and Chester a great place to live and grow older for everyone.


Jessica Sache (Artist/Arts Organisation | Yorkshire Dance | West Yorkshire)

In Mature Company is a project that takes dance artists and musicians into dementia care homes across Leeds to spark social connection, improve mobility and offer residents the opportunity to express themselves creatively.


JEANETTE SULTAN (Artist/Arts Organisation | SHABBYSHOCK | Scotland)

I create bespoke upcycled furniture in vivid colours. I also deliver Art sessions to service users.I deliver classes and workshops.I write for RELOVED magazine. I am a full member of Scottish Artists Union and a profile maker with Craft Scotland.


Sara Naylor-Wild (Health Professional/Organisation | St Monica Trust | City of Bristol)

I lead a department within St Monica Trust responsible for researching and developing new initiatives for our customers and the community at large.


Justine Ranson (Local Authority Professional/Organisation | Telford & Wrekin Council | Shropshire)

working on a range of projects using creativity to improve health outcomes for people of all ages


Sue Chalk (Voluntary/Community Sector Professional/Organisation | Community Resource | Shropshire)

To develop projects, initiatives and new areas of work, chiefly in the health and social care area, that meet the changing needs of rural communities and voluntary organisations.


Dr Emily Bradfield (Arts in Healthcare Professional | Independent Consultant | Cambridgeshire)

Independent Consultant |Researcher - interested in bridging the gap between research and practice. Specialising in: - Creative Ageing - Arts and Health - Social Gerontology - Creative Methods


Stacie Sheeran (Arts in Healthcare Professional | belfast trust | N Ireland)

using creative arts/cultural interventions to assist community integration for mental health patients


Richard Ackers (Other | Dementia Oxfordshire | Oxfordshire)

Iam an administrator working for Dementia Oxfordshire. I have been asled to subscribe to your newsletter to disseminate any relevant information for our service


Karen Thomas (Artist/Arts Organisation | Kettle's Yard | Cambridgeshire)

We are a unique house sharing a collection of modern British art and art gallery with exhibitions of modern and contemporary arts


Alison F Bell (Artist/Arts Organisation | freelance | Scotland)

I explore how creative practice has the potential to reveal the experience and sensory knowledge of ageing and the ways in which they might be understood on their own terms.


Ingrid (Artist/Arts Organisation | Centro Cultural Leopoldo Marechal | )

talleres, muestras, cudiado de la salud, conversatorios, charlas, ferias


Pat C (Other | breathe easy southwark | Greater London)

Ii am a member of a singing group for people with copd the majority of our members are 55+


Katryn Saqui (Artist/Arts Organisation | self employed | Wiltshire)

I Create playful interactive communicative experiences, where artwork acts as a potential trigger for emplacement in society and shape new relationships.


Josephine Hepplewhite (Artist/Arts Organisation | Independent | Greater Manchester)

Dance practitioner and somatic movement educator working in Theatre, Education and Healthcare.


Hedda Kaphengst (Artist/Arts Organisation | Klawitter Theatre Group | Wales)

Klawitters mission is to benefit the community through the provision of interactive entertainment, to promote the wellbeing and enhance the quality of life of older people in residential care and healthcare settings.


Jenny Bridle (Artist/Arts Organisation | Diffydolls | West Yorkshire)

I offer arts & craft workshops including card making, painting and sewing. All crafts are tailored to suit the needs and requirements of the residents.


Kate Toomey (Local Authority Professional/Organisation | Museum of Oxford | Oxfordshire)

I manage the delivery of the Museum of Oxford's services for all of our audiences, including older people.


Karen Harrison (Public Health Professional/Organisation | Sheffield City Council | South Yorkshire)

Lead role in developing Sheffield as a Cultural ageing friendly City


Beatrice Ghezzi (Artist/Arts Organisation | Ballet4life and Move into Wellbeing | England)

Ballet4Life delivers dance classes for adult learners. It is also the umbrella organisation to the Move Into Wellbeing Charity, which offers 3 weekly dance classes to people living with Parkinson's and other mobility challenges.


Jane Berni (Voluntary/Community Sector Professional/Organisation | Community Lincs | Lincolnshire)

To achieve Age-Friendly Status (WHO) for East Lindsey (Lincolnshire)


Iain Cloke (Voluntary/Community Sector Professional/Organisation | Age UK Rotherham | South Yorkshire)

I lead EngAge Rotherham an asset based initiative which has a vision for society transformed by the involvement of older people in meeting the challenges of later life. Also with an interest in textile art and spirituality


Dance Network Association ( | Dance Network Association | )


Jahanara Ali (Service User Organisation | Aman Care | England)

Supporting service users in their own home to empower them to live as independently and safely for as long as possible in their own home


Pauline Moffat (Voluntary/Community Sector Professional/Organisation | Cyrenians | )

Prevention and early intervention services for over 60's to promote independence and well-being. The service focuses on alleviating loneliness and isolation through befriending and group work activities which prevent premature ill health.


Olivia Johnson (Voluntary/Community Sector Professional/Organisation | Lister Steps | Merseyside)

Restoring a Grade II listed library into a community hub, running a range of events & activities for our local community throughout project & once building re-opens


Ann Crearie (Artist/Arts Organisation | kookooshaboo | England)

I use drawing, print, collage, textiles and sculpture to run workshops for the lederly in local hospitals


Gill Simmons (Artist/Arts Organisation | Brave Bold Drama | City of Bristol)

We are an award-winning theatre company and we also run a community arts centre "Creative Workspace" in Bristol that offers opportunities for all ages of the community to get creative.


Louise Crowe (Artist/Arts Organisation | Imagine Me Creative | Merseyside)

I deliver creative and art based workshops in care homes for people over the age of 65, particularly for those living with dementia.


Sian Walters (Artist/Arts Organisation | Arts Connection - Cyswllt Celf | Powys)

Participatory arts organisation working in all art forms and with all ages and abilities.


Luminate (Artist/Arts Organisation | Luminate | Scotland)

Luminate is Scotland's creative ageing organisation. We work to ensure all older people in Scotland can enjoy high quality arts and creative activities, whatever their background and circumstances and wherever they live.


Jonathan Brewer (Other | Music That Cares | Wales)

Visiting care settings across Pembrokeshire with Singspiration Singing Activities for older people & those with Dementia. Also run StreetBeats drumming sessions


Tara Stevenson (Local Authority Professional/Organisation | Woking Borough Council | Surrey)

Arts, Community, Development


Abigail (Other | Nicholas James Care Homes & Regal Care Trading | England)

Management of the Leisure and Social Programme within 27 Nursing and Residential Communities. I work with our Managers and Coordinators to ensure we have engaging, stimulating, active, meaningful and person centred services for our clients.


Roisin McCrory (Artist/Arts Organisation | Belfast Art House | County Antrim)

I deliver a wide range of art & craft classes at my workshop in South Belfast. I have a Certificate in Teaching from University of Ulster & am fully police checked & insured.


Arts For Dementia (Artist/Arts Organisation | Arts for Dementia | Greater London)

Arts for Dementia is a charity working towards empowering people in the early stages of dementia through artistic stimulation.


Nathalie (Arts Therapist | Interactors | Greater London)

I am an experienced Dramatherapist, arts facilitator and performer.


The Albany (Artist/Arts Organisation | The Albany Deptford | England)

Part of the marketing team for the Albany Theatre in Deptford


Alexxa B (Arts in Healthcare Professional | Alexxa B Creative | East Sussex)

I work as a companion for older people many living with dementia. I use art and music activities during care sessions. I also run music and art workshops, art and history tours and host parties.


Jane Hartley (Other | Reading for Wellbeing | Durham)

Facilitating development and embedding of Reading for Wellbeing as part of Library services in local authorities through community reading workers working in community settings


Mia Gulati (Artist/Arts Organisation | Stratford Circus Arts Centre | City of London)

Stratford Circus Arts Centre is a charity and arts centre that is inclusive and open to all, with over 125,000 visitors a year. Last year we reached over 16,000 children and young people through performances, workshops and classes.


ClassBentoUK (Artist/Arts Organisation | ClassBento | UK Wide)

We work with multiple artists, makers and local instructors teaching arts, crafts and other recreational workshops. We'd like to explore the possibility of working with AoC and connect our workshops with people in retirement age, carers and staff to


Jane Flint Bridgewater (Voluntary/Community Sector Professional/Organisation | Activities at Prestwood & CH | England)

Reaching out to appreciative musical/poetry audiences (beginning as poetry reading in Care Homes) with poetry and new cross-genre harp tunes with interposed poems of my own.


Rebecca Seymour (Arts in Healthcare Professional | freelance | Wiltshire)

I co-ordinate Elevate, an arts activity programme for patients at Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust. I teach Dance for Parkinson's class and creative dance classes for people living with dementia.


Stephanie Blundell (Artist/Arts Organisation | Silver Harbour Seniors' Activity Centre | England)

Hailing from the seaside city of Brighton, Stephanie holds a First-Class Honours BA in Interaction Design and Moving Image from the University of Arts London. She wrote her thesis on the benefits of participatory art, setting the tone for the past 8


Alexis Butt (Voluntary/Community Sector Professional/Organisation | National Centre for Creative Health | UK Wide)


Mark Delaney (Voluntary/Community Sector Professional/Organisation | Age UK | Oxfordshire)

linking clients into social activities


Dora (Academic/Education Organisation | Centre for Ageing Better | )

We've created the first free library showing positive and realistic images of over 50s in a bid to challenge negative and stereotypical views of older age.


The Elix (Public Health Professional/Organisation | THE ELIXIR CLINIC | England)

In the recent years, a vitamin drip that is known as the Myers Cocktail has become the trendiest health craze and all for good reasons.


Nicola Hilliard (Voluntary/Community Sector Professional/Organisation | Centre for Policy on Ageing | England)

Manage library of books, journals etc on ageing


Jemma Channing (Artist/Arts Organisation | The Beaney | Kent)

I manage Health and Wellbeing programmes alongside accessibility and inclusion at The Beaney in Canterbury.


Moira Rowan (Health Professional/Organisation | Ms | England)

Am fascinated in remaining fit and healthy far into ones senior years


Fiona Miller (Artist/Arts Organisation | Tricky Hat Productions | Scotland)

The Flames -a Tricky Hat Production- is a multi media performance company for people over 50. Our current artistic collaborators include Centre for Contemporary Art in Glasgow, Catstrand in Dumfries & Galloway and Dunoon Bourgh Hall.


Maggie Sanderson (Artist/Arts Organisation | Rejuvenate ! | Herefordshire)

I am co-founder of a Creative Carers Group called 'Rejuvenate !' in Hereford. We are now in year 3 and developing the group to reach out to Carers in Herefordshire. Check us out on FB and Instagram


Sera (Other | Cartlidge house | West Midlands)

I work at Cartlidge house residential care home as the Activity coordinator.


Jadw (Service User Organisation | Age UK Oxfordshire | England)

Technical support.


Grae Wall (Artist/Arts Organisation | St Albans Arts Team | England)

Promoting, developing and managing arts events and activities in and around the St Albans District.


Ann-Marie Lovejoy Bruce Kerr (Health Professional/Organisation | lovejoy Centre | West Sussex)

Providing activities to older people in the community through reminiscence, art, music and pet therapy.


Alexa (Artist/Arts Organisation | Freelance | UK Wide)

I lead weekly art sessions for older adults as well as running workshops.


Nigel Franklin (Other | Arts 4 Dementia | UK Wide)

We partner with arts organisations to deliver arts workshop programmes for people from or before dementia diagnosis, we train arts facilitators in early-stage dementia awareness and giving effective in-person or virtual workshops; and we signpost art


Paulette Ward (Voluntary/Community Sector Professional/Organisation | Chancery House Day Care Centre | Dorset)

Providing care and companionship for the over 55s and professional respite care for those with dementia or memory loss


Jonathan (Voluntary/Community Sector Professional/Organisation | Mencap / Fabrica | England)

Social and cultural inclusion.


Hazel (Artist/Arts Organisation | National Portrait Gallery | England)

Artist and Educator working in museums and art galleries.


Alison Lally (Voluntary/Community Sector Professional/Organisation | 50+ Contemporary Dance Sheffield | South Yorkshire)

We provide open contemporary dance classes, with a mixture of technique, improvisation and choreographed routines for those aged 50 plus. We also have a performance company, Third Bite Dance, drawn from our open dance classes.


Caroline Instance (Local Authority Professional/Organisation | Thakeham Parish Council | )

Parish Council serving a rural community: where transport is a difficulty. However we have a new village hall (with a stage) and lots of parking.


Sophie Wood (Artist/Arts Organisation | Fisher Arts and Social Club | England)

Weekly arts and social club for older people and their carers. We connect people with local artists and engage in different activities every week.


Michael Murray (Academic/Education Organisation | Keele University | West Midlands)

Community arts and ageing


Anne Hanslip (Health Professional/Organisation | Sussex House Care Home | Lincolnshire)

As a retired manager of a care home i am still involved in the development of the activities program for residents with mental health difficulties.


Heather Williams (Artist/Arts Organisation | x | Surrey)

I teach, choreograph and seek to develop dance for older people in my locality and elsewhere.


Elaine Kordys (Artist/Arts Organisation | Spin Turn Creative Movement | Argyll)

To provide creative movement sessions to the ageing population and those with dementia. Spin Turn also makes short 1:1 films 'moving portraits' with people with dementia. Spin Turn is run by Elaine Kordys and based in Helensburgh.


Gwanwyn Festival (Other | Age Cymru | Wales)

Gwanwyn is a month-long national festival held across Wales in May each year celebrating creativity in older age.


Jacqui Wood (Artist/Arts Organisation | Arc | England)

Arc is an arts and health charity, based in Stockport GM. We offer a range of creative programmes which target vulnerable adults and young people, to improve mental health and increase confidence and resilience.


Florence Mein (Artist/Arts Organisation | Three Girls | UK Wide)

Three Girls create work that aims to raise awareness of those living with dementia and loneliness. We do this through interactive, sensory installation and performance


TILDA ( | The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing | )


GB (Other | The GB Events | West Midlands)

Events Management specialist with focus on organising and project managing a variety of events in a commercial, fundraising, engagement and participation environment. Experience in sports and arts sector.


Tania Holland Williams (Artist/Arts Organisation | Fat Lady Opera | England)

Making opera, theatre and live music activities more accessible


Charlotte (Artist/Arts Organisation | The National Centre for Craft & Design | Lincolnshire)

Alongside its exhibition programme NCCD also offers enriching arts and cultural experiences through a dynamic multi-arts programme of exhibitions, festivals, events, performances and community arts projects.


Dave Martin (Other | The Centre For Policy on Ageing | UK Wide)

As an artist (or art activist) I seek to explore how we might understand ageing across the life course and challenge our ageist attitudes, to challenge the "othering" of older people.


Anna Woolf (Artist/Arts Organisation | London Arts and Health | Greater London)


Hannah Mumby (Artist/Arts Organisation | Arts & Health South West | England)

Arts & Health South West is an information, support and advocacy organisation for everyone who believes in the value of creativity in enhancing health and wellbeing.


Graham Riach (Academic/Education Organisation | University of Oxford | England)

I am a lecturer in world literature, currently working on a project on the links between ageing and creativity.


Nicky Ellison (Other | Hanover Housing Association | England)

Strategic and operational lead for extra care and support services within housing association specialising in older peoples housing


New Theatre Oxford (Artist/Arts Organisation | New Theatre Oxford | Oxfordshire)

The premier arts and entertainment venue in Oxford.


Joss Carpreau (Other | Elephant Memoirs | Cheshire)

I help older people record their life stories in books to hand down to future generations.


Mia (Other | Oxfordshire Mind | Oxfordshire)

Primary Care wellbeing worker


Sarah Goodey (Arts in Healthcare Professional | Gwent Arts in Health | Wales)

I am an artist and professional project manager, supporting creative projects in healthcare environments in and around the Aneurin Bevan University Health Board.


Beth Sedgwick (Artist/Arts Organisation | Oxford Playhouse | Oxfordshire)

I am responsible for engaging people of all backgrounds in creative opportunities


Jennifer Price (Artist/Arts Organisation | Come Dance | Worldwide)

Arts Facilitator - Dance for Health & Wellbeing, Creative Ageing


Xanthe Wood (Artist/Arts Organisation | Art Shape | Gloucestershire)

I project manage various Arts in Health programmes at Art Shape, including a programme for arts for those with dementia


Isla Telford (Artist/Arts Organisation | Live Age Festival | Staffordshire)

I co-ordinate the annual Live Age Festival in Stoke on Trent and North Staffordshire. The festival has run since 2014.


Beverley Gustar (Artist/Arts Organisation | Mrs | England)

Creative artist running Workshops.


Dr YANNING LI (Academic/Education Organisation | University of Surrey | Worldwide)

I am conducting multiple research looking at how the creative economy can enhance elderly's wellbeing, I would love to get connected in this network and see how we can create better impact.


Alison Clyde (Voluntary/Community Sector Professional/Organisation | Generations Working Together | Scotland)

GWT is the National Expert Centre in Scotland for Intergenerational Practice. We provide information, deliver training and support and encourage involvement to benefit all of Scotland's generations, by working, learning volunteering and living togeth


Claire Hickey (Local Authority Professional/Organisation | Heritage and Culture Warwickshire | Warwickshire)

We provide a range of services that help local communities, schools and visitors connect and engage with their local heritage.


Sharon (Arts in Healthcare Professional | Creating Conversations | UK Wide)

An activity kit that has been carefully designed to transform the care environment into a stimulating social space, allowing participants to be involved from the outset in a way that feels comfortable to them.


Keith Ellis (Artist/Arts Organisation | Movingsounds | Sussex)

Facilitator and director for community art and health organisation Movingsounds CIC.


Lisa Evans (Voluntary/Community Sector Professional/Organisation | Outside the lines | UK Wide)

To support people to stay well & make the most of life by engaging them in creative activities and peer encouragement that promote self-confidence, build interpersonal skills, & empower strategies to increase mental wellbeing


Allie Atkinson (Voluntary/Community Sector Professional/Organisation | Purple Bird Dance and Movement | Leicestershire)

Starting to lead dance and movement sessions for 60+ and in residential homes


Katherine Brown (Voluntary/Community Sector Professional/Organisation | Beauty and Utility Arts | Leicestershire)

Beauty and Utility Arts is an Arts, Heritage and Wellbeing social enterprise. We develop and deliver creative projects and products and work mostly with older community members.


Claire Waite Brown (Artist/Arts Organisation | Creativity Found | Oxfordshire)

Podcast telling the stories of people who have found, or re-found, their creativity later in life.


Julia Boot (Health Professional/Organisation | NHS | Merseyside)

I provide psychological support for older people with mental health problems in a community mental health team and memory service.


Helena (Artist/Arts Organisation | Helena Edwards | Cheshire)

I teach watercolour techniques to care home residents. I prepare drawings to which they add colour, which are then combined in a collage.


Sally Silverman (Voluntary/Community Sector Professional/Organisation | Jacobs Wells Community Hub | Avon)

our is to establish- reduce social isolation - enhance well being. run Craft Hub / Tai Chi -


John Knowles (Artist/Arts Organisation | It'snotus | Sussex)

I am a theatre maker, producing independent thought provoking theatre.


Catherine Taylor (Artist/Arts Organisation | Creative Dementia Arts Network | )


Claire Swain (Other | Stonewater Housing Association | Herefordshire)

Wellbeing and community support for Retirement Living


Gianna Burns (Other | NAPA - NAtional Activity Provider Assosication | UK Wide)

The National Activity Providers Association is the UK’s leading activity and engagement charity. We support care services to prioritise wellbeing and promote activity, arts, and engagement.


Caroline J Benham (Voluntary/Community Sector Professional/Organisation | Bright Copper Kettles CIC | Worldwide)

Promotion of opportunities for older people (including those with dementia) to access activities of their choice


Emma Radford (Arts Therapist | Self-Employed | Greater London)

I am a qualified dramatherapist, using art, music and drama techniques to promote the well-being and health of a range of client groups. I have a particular interest in working with older people.


Carolyn Mair (Other | Psychology.fashion | England)

I'm a Psychologist currently working as a consultant with the fashion industry. My expertise lies cognitive processes and wellbeing.


Ashley (Public Health Professional/Organisation | NHS | Tyne and Wear)

Nurse eager to bring art to patients lives for better health and wellbeing


Grace Meadows (Voluntary/Community Sector Professional/Organisation | Music for Dementia 2020 - The Utley Foundation | UK Wide)

Music for Dementia 2020 is a national campaign with the vision to ensure everyone living with dementia has access to music.


Orleans House Gallery (Artist/Arts Organisation | Orleans House Gallery | Greater London)

Orleans House Gallery is a free public art gallery in the London Borough of Richmond.


Claire Nelmes (Artist/Arts Organisation | Independant | Norfolk)

Arts work with adults/older people


Danusia Brzezicka (Artist/Arts Organisation | Community Focus | Middlesex)

Community Focus provides a wide range of creative arts to help vulnerable groups - disability, the elderly, young people with mental health and children with challenging behaviour.


Helen Beecroft (Artist/Arts Organisation | Leamington Music | Warwickshire)

Promoting concerts to an audience mostly aged 50+ and cultivating a social network around them.


Liza Vallance (Artist/Arts Organisation | Studio 3 Arts | Greater London)

I run a socially-engaged arts practice in Barking and Dagenham. We've got a community-curated venue i Barking, with an in-house programme and lots of visiting companies. We've just been funded by ACE to deliver Celebrating Age.


Gaby Lees (Artist/Arts Organisation | Barnsley Museums | South Yorkshire)

I work with local community organisations to develop outreach projects bringing Barnsley Museums amazing sites, collections and exhibitions to a wider audience. I also host trips and sessions at our sites.


Leominster Community Centre (Voluntary/Community Sector Professional/Organisation | LDCA | Herefordshire)

Community Centre offering room hire and educational and arts based projects


Anne Grange (Arts in Healthcare Professional | Wild Rosemary Writing Services | South Yorkshire)

I run creative writing workshops and poetry with people with dementia. I also create, edit and publish memoirs to celebrate peoples' lives!


Hannah (Artist/Arts Organisation | Equal Arts | Greater London)

Deliver creating arts workshops and session in London care settings. Workshops mainly focussing on story-telling, drama and theatre, working with older people and people living with dementia


Richard Mole (Health Professional/Organisation | Birmingham Centre for Arts Therapies | West Midlands)

BCAT is a registered charity which was set up in 1993 to provide an accessible arts therapies, and arts in health service throughout the Midlands. We assist children and adults who are experiencing mental health, physical, behavioural or emotional is


Liz Pritchard (Arts Therapist | Blissful Dragon Therapeutic Sound | West Midlands)

Facilitating sound and music workshops, group singing for health and wellbeing sessions.


Susan Child (Service User Organisation | Creative Horizons Cumbria | England)

I run a creative reminiscence programme for older people, including those with dementia.


Andy Newman (Artist/Arts Organisation | KolnuArts | Worldwide)

Facilitating, creating & performing, mainly dance, in & around arts projects. Works with individual ways of receiving, processing & expressing information, creating & moving. Interested in arts around dance, capacity, care, engagement & enablement.


Katheryn Hope (Voluntary/Community Sector Professional/Organisation | The Beehive, Honiton | England)

The Beehive is a vibrant community venue in Honiton, East Devon with a programme of live events, cinema & space for community activities, exhibitions, workshops, meetings and conferences.


James (Artist/Arts Organisation | OpenView Education | UK Wide)

OpenView Education provides theatre based training, workshops and performances in educational settings. We specialise in Anti-Bullying Workshops and Internet Safety Training and Workshops. Our mission is to equip students with the self-confidence


Penny Thewlis (Voluntary/Community Sector Professional/Organisation | Age UK Oxfordshire | Oxfordshire)

Leading the work of a local charity dedicated to enabling people in later life to stay independent and live life to the full


Sarah Kemp (Artist/Arts Organisation | Theatre Sans Frontieres | Northumberland)

I am a drama facilitator, actor and director with a multilingual, international touring theatre company. I have a PhD from Northumbria University on the impact of theatre-making with older people on their creativity, health and wellbeing.


Andrea Haley (Arts in Healthcare Professional | Freelance | UK Wide)

I am a freelance dance artist delivering projects both on a national and local level. I am also the Lead Dance Artist for Royal Derby Hospitals and provide training on using dance with older people.


Gabby Cox (Artist/Arts Organisation | Suffolk Artlink | Suffolk)

Project manage the Forget Me Not Visitors programme for Suffolk Artlink. Forget Me Not Visitors provide positive creative interactions for older people in hospital living with dementia. http://www.suffolkartlink.org.uk/our-work/forget-me-nots/


Rhonda Riachi (Academic/Education Organisation | Autumn Gold Education | Oxfordshire)

I promote better care in later life and support those caring for someone with dementia through training and resources. Autumn Gold Education helps learners help themselves and supports a network of interdependent caring people.


Sofia Christofidou (Artist/Arts Organisation | Royal Central School of Speech and Drama | England)

I am an emerging applied theatre facilitator, with many aspirations. My new project includes drama workshops with elders, some of whom have dementia. I would like to get inspired by Age of Creativity and offer as much as I can to my participants!


Fiona Costa (Academic/Education Organisation | University of Roehampton | England)

My research interest is the effect of music on the well being of older people, particularly those in their 80s and over, many of whom are frail and vulnerable. Music is easily accessible, and no physical or cognitive ability is required for listening


Emily Marshall (Artist/Arts Organisation | Freelance | Oxfordshire)

Singing Groups and choirs


Eddy McDowall (Voluntary/Community Sector Professional/Organisation | Oxfordshire Association of Care Providers | Oxfordshire)

OACP is the trade association for adult social care providers in Oxfordshire. All settings, all conditions.


Tania (Artist/Arts Organisation | Weston Super Rocks | Somerset)

Creatively engaging activities for all ages & abilities. Our intergenerational workshops help to connect local schools and youth groups with residential care homes in North Somerset


Susan Carr (Arts Therapist | Private Practice | Wiltshire)

Susan is an art therapist in private practice. Susan would like to set up an open arts studio for people affected by disability and illness. I completed my PhD in December 2015 and am Co-Editor of the International Journal of Art Therapy.


Hattie Stubbs (Voluntary/Community Sector Professional/Organisation | Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery | Devon)

Exeter's Royal Albert Memorial Museum and Art Gallery is a great place to visit whatever your age, your tastes, your interests and abilities. Special events are programmed to make people with particular needs especially welcome.


Rachael Dinnage (Arts in Healthcare Professional | Central & Cecil | City of London)

C&C is a social landlord providing housing for over 55's in London. As Creative Arts Coordinator I organise arts projects and activities to promote wellbeing and social inclusion, and to help build communities in our sheltered housing schemes.


Samantha Patel (Local Authority Professional/Organisation | Breckland Council | Norfolk)

Silver Social - a 3 year arts programme targeted at older isolated people in Breckland, Norfolk. Live performances and workshops will tour ten towns / villages. Funded by Arts Council.


Sarah (Arts Therapist | movement changes life | England)

I provide dance movement therapy groups for health and well being and social health for elderly and groups that are sometimes excluded


Chris Ledger (Artist/Arts Organisation | Arts & Disability Forum | )

We are a disabled led company supporting disabled and deaf people's involvement in the arts - all ages, all art forms, all impairments. Work includes Art & Biscuits programme with people who have dementia.


Rona Topaz (Artist/Arts Organisation | | Berkshire)

Singing workshop leader for older people with and without dementia, based in Berkshire and London. Seeking informal "Singing for the Brain" facilitation opportunities. Currently working freelance.


CAROLINE HILL (Other | Making SENse Creative | Argyll)

I run a small business offering sensory based activities. I use a variety of creative approaches and would like to develop work with older customers.


Ginny Brink (Artist/Arts Organisation | Self | Wales)

Artist, painter mainly landscapes in watercolour And oil.


Kate Dupuis (Academic/Education Organisation | Sheridan Centre for Elder Research | Worldwide)

In my current role, my focus is on identifying the benefits of arts programming for an older population, and determining potential barriers and facilitators to participation in the arts.


Lizzie (Academic/Education Organisation | self | England)

Music teacher in FE wanting to find out how to develop my work outside of the young people age range.


John Whall (Artist/Arts Organisation | Derby QUAD | England)

Creative Wellbeing arts engagement across multiple age groups


Nicola Few (Other | Rise Architects | Hertfordshire)

We are architects interested in community projects which promote opportunities for intergenerational connections.


Olivia Toye (Voluntary/Community Sector Professional/Organisation | Ag eUk Herefordshire & Worcestershire | Worcestershire)

We are an independent, local charity and brand partner of Age UK, working in the two counties and striving to make Herefordshire and Worcestershire a great place to grow older.


Rebecca Lindsay (Local Authority Professional/Organisation | Reading Borough Council | Berkshire)

I am currently a management trainee in the cultural commissioning team of Reading Borough Council. I want to sign up to keep up-to-date with the latest initiatives to engage older adults, and to see best practise.


Burwood Nursing Home (Service User Organisation | Burwood Nursing Home & Yaffle Care | Dorset)

We are a 58 bed nursing home in Broadstone. We provide accommodation and give care for residents aged 65 and over who are experiencing a wide range of medical conditions.


Lisa Lort (Artist/Arts Organisation | Pavilion Dance South West | Dorset)

Pavilion Dance South West is a registered charity (1111641) dedicated to transforming communities through dance.


Ellie Gotay (Other | Centre for Ageing Better | UK Wide)

I run and manage events for the Centre for Ageing Better.


Jackie Reynolds (Academic/Education Organisation | Keele University | Staffordshire)

Social Gerontologist specialising in research on arts and ageing. Co-Director of the Live Age Festival, an annual celebration of later life creativity. Includes 'Meet Me at Live Age', funded by Arts Council England/Baring Foundation Celebrating Age a


Janette Robinson (Artist/Arts Organisation | Barnsley Museums | Yorkshire)

I am a specialist in cultural learning, leading the development of innovative learning, interpretation and audience development programmes/strategies in the cultural, arts and heritage sectors. I an an accredited coach for the culture sector.


Gemma Alexander (Local Authority Professional/Organisation | Scarborough Borough Council | North Yorkshire)

Engaging the local community of all ages in a National Lottery Heritage Fund project to regenerate South Cliff Gardens in Scarborough, North Yorkshire.


Gilly Hanna (Artist/Arts Organisation | Grand Gesture | England)

Grand Gesture: a dance theatre company for talented performers over the age of sixty.


Nenagh (Arts in Healthcare Professional | Barking Dog | England)

I'm a professional puppeteer & my day job is as an Activities Coordinator and my job satisfaction is sky high! Empowering via creativity is top of my agenda.


Gwendoline Hibbs (Other | Hibbs Communications | Scotland)

I am a PR and marketing professional currently working in the field of biophilic design. Previously I worked as a consultant in the music industry for over 25 years.


Laura Wilkinson (Voluntary/Community Sector Professional/Organisation | Manchester Cares | England)

A network of older neighbours and younger professionals hanging out and sharing laughter and time. Our organisation aims to create real friendships and to bridge social, attitudinal, cultural and digital divides.


Maya Mitter (Artist/Arts Organisation | OLC Productions | England)

OLC work with elders in tackling social isolation through creative arts & events with a Latin American influence. We work in the community & our projects end with an event that bring together people,their art, music, rhythm and dance.


Funmi Fadeyi (Artist/Arts Organisation | Central and Cecil Housing | Greater London)

Central and Cecil Housing Trust (C&C) is a registered Co-operative and Community Benefit Society and exempt charity. We provide housing, care and support for over 55s across London through Sheltered Accommodation and Care Homes providing specialist c


Rachel From IPrintedThat (Artist/Arts Organisation | iPrintedThat | Kent)

Printmaking workshops including Gelli Art, mono printing, linocut, screen printing and still life collage. Workshops give beginners and advanced learners the opportunity to experiment with texture, colour and print.


Upswing (Artist/Arts Organisation | Upswing | England)

Upswing is a contemporary circus company. Our work combines high profile national &international touring shows with a programme of innovative community participation.


Abundance Arts (Artist/Arts Organisation | Abundance Arts | Greater London)

Abundance Arts use arts activities to bring people together, to improve and support community learning and wellbeing


Emma Rose (Arts in Healthcare Professional | Grove court | Suffolk)

I provide a holistic range of activities to the elderly. I offer an ear, and ideas, for people to learn new things and share their life experiences.


Richard Coaten (Arts Therapist | Movement Matters | UK Wide)

Provision of movement and dance based work with a focus on people with dementia and their carers


Ieva Petkute (Artist/Arts Organisation | Socialiniai meno projektai | England)

Arts for Health practice, with a particular focus on dementia and Alzheimer's disease.


Jenny Pengilly (Artist/Arts Organisation | Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art | City of London)

The Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art opened in London in 1998. Its new home - a Grade II listed Georgian building - was restored with support from the Heritage Lottery Fund and contains six galleries, an art library, cafe and bookshop. The C


Hannah Henderson (Local Authority Professional/Organisation | museum of norwich | Norfolk)

We are a museum committed to developing our age friendly programmes & working creatively with older people


Cheyenne Mize (Other | Global Brain Health Institute | Worldwide)

As a music therapist and community music therapy advocate, my goal is to help people connect to themselves and others and to foster a more open and empathic community through creative engagement, regardless of diagnosis or ability level.


Caishnah Nevans (Artist/Arts Organisation | Lyrical Life Lessons | Scotland)

Artist led workshops celebrating the power music (in particular lyrics) can have on mental health.


Caroline (Health Professional/Organisation | Home Instead Senior Care | UK Wide)

I work with like minded organisation to transform the lives of our seniors in the community


Nicole Griffin (Artist/Arts Organisation | self employed | England)

Painting, collage, mixed media and mosaic. Workshops and community projects.


Charlotte (Voluntary/Community Sector Professional/Organisation | InCommon | England)

InCommon is a charity brining generations together. We run a range of intergenerational programmes connecting older and younger people to build friendships, share creative experiences and learn together.


Alison Cox (Artist/Arts Organisation | Compton Verney Art Gallery & Park | Warwickshire)

Compton Verney is an art gallery set in 120 acres of south Warwickshire parkland.It holds 5 art collections, stages major art exhibitions & organises a varied programme of activities for all. My role is to head up the programme.


Helen Fountain (Artist/Arts Organisation | Freelance Museum and Age Friendly Professional | England)

Museum Professional specialising in engaging older people in arts and heritage projects.


Farrell Renowden (Voluntary/Community Sector Professional/Organisation | Age UK Oxfordshire | Oxfordshire)

Head of Cultural Partnerships at Age UK Oxfordshire, Delivering Creative Later Life 2025 (including Age of Creativity) , Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Champion/ Chair for Age England Association Human Story Theatre Trustee


Jayne Howard (Other | National Centre for Creative Health | England)

Coordination of the Creative Health Associates Programme with responsibility for ensuring that the seven Creative Health Associates are supported to effect lasting change and impact in each of the NHS England regions.


Jo Hodges (Artist/Arts Organisation | A Heart 4 Art | Berkshire)

We provide therapeutic art activities for care homes and assisted living accommodation to help decrease social isolation and loneliness. Activities are tailor-made to support individual creativity and self-expression and enhance well-being.


Esther Collins (Artist/Arts Organisation | Cubitt Artists | City of London)

Cubitt is a Gallery, Studios and Education programme. Cubitt Education facilitate meaningful engagement with contemporary art, connecting artists and Islingtons resident communities.


Carys Owen (Artist/Arts Organisation | Artis Foundation | England)

Artis is a creative learning charity that transforms lives through the performing arts.


Lucy Brown (Other | Fizz n Flow | England)

I provide creative dance sessions in care homes.


Victoria (Artist/Arts Organisation | The Really Youthful Theatre Company | Warwickshire)

We are committed to enabling people of all ages and abilities to discover their passion for the performing arts and in helping them to bring out the best of their talents.


Diane Henshaw (Local Authority Professional/Organisation | Fermanagh & Omagh District Council | N Ireland)

Regional Arts Office for Fermanagh & Omagh District


Kate Bowman (Voluntary/Community Sector Professional/Organisation | Quality of Life Partnership | Tyne and Wear)

We run a website in Newcastle for people aged over 50 aimed at signposting to resources. We research key topics of interest. We focus on the positive aspects of ageing


Gary Hardley (Voluntary/Community Sector Professional/Organisation | Age UK West Sussex | Sussex)

Manage the Mangers of our Activity Centres and Community Clubs in West Sussex.


Amy Pattison (Artist/Arts Organisation | Corn Exchange (Newbury) | Berkshire)

Ageing Creatively explores creative ways for members of the community to engage in the arts in a variety of settings offering projects and courses across art forms including singing, poetry, dance, and visual arts


Maria Liz Sosa (Arts Therapist | Independent | Worldwide)

I'm a historian of art, arts therapist and counseling student. Interested in working with older adults through expressive arts and museums. From Argentina!


Emma Abbey (Artist/Arts Organisation | Pavilion Dance South West | Dorset)

We are the national dance development organisation for the South West of England. We work collaboratively with partners across the region who share a commitment to develop&sustain opportunities for people to make, present, watch & participate in danc


Jennifer Catch (Voluntary/Community Sector Professional/Organisation | Castleford Heritage Trust | West Yorkshire)


Tara Anne Reddy (Artist/Arts Organisation | Arts on Prescription | East Sussex)

Arts on Prescription provide art for wellbeing to people referred by GP/Support Team/Self referred, who are experiencing issues impacting upon their mental health and wellbeing, including loneliness, isolation. We connect people who would not usually


Sala Davies (Voluntary/Community Sector Professional/Organisation | Busy Parents Network | West Midlands)

We're a not-for-profit CIC which organises fun family festivals, including Bournville BookFest and The Big Draw events.


Nancy Buchanan (Artist/Arts Organisation | Orchestras Live | England)

We believe that orchestras are for everyone. We are a national producer creating projects for communities to access inspiring orchestral experiences.


Hayley Williams -Hindle (Arts in Healthcare Professional | Mrs. | Warwickshire)

Arts management, neurodiversity in cultural workforce, somatic practice for trauma


Cecily Henry (Artist/Arts Organisation | Ju-Vup | England)

Ju-Vup supports the physical,social and emotional wellbeing of communities through innovative carnival inspired activities for all.


Caroline Kisby (Artist/Arts Organisation | Pink House Arts CIC | England)

We provide creative opportunities to adults experiencing isolation, anxiety and loneliness and other midl to moderate mental health illnesses. We host regular Pink House Craft Clubs in a variety of locations.


Nikki Ashley (Voluntary/Community Sector Professional/Organisation | dancing Tao | Greater London)

dancingTao is a community interest company that promotes health and wellbeing through movement and dance to individuals and communities. Offering classes for older people and reachout projects to care centres and homes for older people.


Amanda (Artist/Arts Organisation | AJWeaving | Tyne and Wear)

I am a textile artist who wants supported accommodation residents near me to have more fun.


Carol Pound (Other | ABTUK /Danzability.Com | England)

I teach dance based personal development and Inclusive Dance


Tina Smith (Voluntary/Community Sector Professional/Organisation | Freelance | Surrey)

Arts facilitator for community groups in South London


David Terrace (Other | Oomph Wellness | UK Wide)

We provide training and support to people working/volunteering/living in community to deliver activity classes for older people.


Maggie Dent (Health Professional/Organisation | Oxfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group | Oxfordshire)

Working in partnership to address health inequalities. Ensuring equality of access to services


Tony Korycki (Artist/Arts Organisation | M GOO | England)

I'm a musician, composer and radio presenter working with a number of collaborators in N.West England, with particular interest in Jazz, video art and creative innovation.


Lucien Stanfield (Voluntary/Community Sector Professional/Organisation | Claremont Project | Greater London)


Craft Festival (Artist/Arts Organisation | Craft Festival | Devon)

We are a Non-Profit making company and our first Craft Festival started in Bovey Tracey in 2003. Since then, Craft Festival has become a collection of highly selective craft events in Bovey Tracey, Cardiff, Cheltenham and Bath


Jenny Daly (Artist/Arts Organisation | Family Arts Campaign | UK Wide)

The Family Arts Campaign supports the arts sector to be inclusive for older audiences & participants and as well as promoting opportunities for older generations to experience high quality arts and culture.


Ben Williams (Voluntary/Community Sector Professional/Organisation | Notting Hill Genesis | Greater London)

Experienced national policy and practice adviser managing complex cross partnership programmes in the health and social care industry. Expert in Dementia, Age-Friendly housing, Mental Capacity and care standards


Shirley (Academic/Education Organisation | self employed | England)

Creating wall hangings, eggs, bunting and Christmas decorations using needle felting. This simple and portable craft is accessible for most people and the vibrant coloured wools available bring joy to whoever uses them.


Ginger Liu (Artist/Arts Organisation | gme | England)

I Have Lost Myself documents the daily rehearsals and technical experiments of Give Me the Key, filmed over a thirty-day period for a future live performance.


Claire (Artist/Arts Organisation | Voluntary Arts | Greater Manchester)

My role is to develop Voluntary Arts' network and activity around Get Creative in North West England. Voluntary Arts are the umbrella body for the arts and cultural voluntary sector, supporting everyday creativity across the country.


Francesca Platt (Artist/Arts Organisation | The Videobox | Greater Manchester)

Lead in a community arts organisation working with people from 0-100. We work with a variety of groups but particularly older people, using arts to engage, connect and inform. We work in a variety of community settings including extra care settings.


Tamara Hackett (Artist/Arts Organisation | Graffite Art | Shropshire)

I am a working Artist, Ceramics painter and Managing Director of Graffite Ltd Electronics design consultancy


Sita Brand (Artist/Arts Organisation | Settle Stories Ltd. | England)

We collaborate with communities and artists to create transformative experiences that ignite curiosity and reimagine storytelling. Our programme includes a flagship festival, year round events and learning programme.


Catherine Freeman (Academic/Education Organisation | U3A | Greater Manchester)

Coordinator of U3A Urban Sketchers - a group of retired people who have always wanted to sketch outdoors but didn't have the confidence to do so.


Exams Helpers (Academic/Education Organisation | Exams Helpers | Worldwide)

Exams Helpers's online test-taking experts and experienced professionals can help you to clear your exam even without studying. Get in touch for more information @ https://examshelpers.com/


Miguel Teodoro Lopes Mesquita (Public Health Professional/Organisation | AMITEI | )

Carries out activities for the elderly using the arts as a way to enhance and improve their quality of life.


Sophie Hocking (Artist/Arts Organisation | Moving Together | Leicestershire)

Community dance company based in Leicester. We work with main stream and SEN schools, home educated children, over 55s and care homes.


Shona (Other | Hanover | Cambridgeshire)

I work with residents and front line staff nationally to improve residents wellbeing and create a welcoming sense of community on our estates.


Nicholas Chapman (Artist/Arts Organisation | Speaking Volumes | Greater London)


Ellie Lewis-Nunes (Artist/Arts Organisation | Gunnersbury Park & Museum | Greater London)

I run community projects in a local history museum and public park in West London.


Dominique (Local Authority Professional/Organisation | Breckland Council | Nairnshire)

The Silver Social is a daytime touring arts programme of workshops and performances, aimed at older people (open to all) in community venues across Breckland, Norfolk


Martin Wimpress (Academic/Education Organisation | City Lit | Greater London)

We offer evening, weekend & daytime dance classes for adults of all ages & all levels. We run bespoke Dance 60+ classes to the more traditional. Whether you're a complete beginner or looking to hone & improve technique, we've got a dance course for


Alison Teader (Other | C&C | City of London)

Creative Arts Service providing arts activities and learning opportunities for older people living in C&C housing. Housing includes 4 residential care homes and sheltered schemes for older people.


Sophie (Local Authority Professional/Organisation | Breckland Council | Norfolk)

Taking the arts to isolated elderly people in the Breckland area and those at risk of isolation.


Elleray (Voluntary/Community Sector Professional/Organisation | Elleray Community Association | Greater London)

Elleray Community Association runs Elleray Hall Social Centre where people come to meet old friends and make new ones in a friendly, safe and welcoming environment. We offer a wide range of activities in creativity, fitness and social groups!


Tim Senior (Academic/Education Organisation | supersum | City of Bristol)

supersum is a wicked problems agency. We tackle those problems – such as ageing well across the life-course – that require lived, multi-sector and multi-disciplinary expertise to be brought together in bold new ways.


Janice Tattersall (Voluntary/Community Sector Professional/Organisation | The Big Life Group | Lancashire)

I run a small arts and crafts group each week


Sloka (Other | | Worldwide)


Jayne Howard (Voluntary/Community Sector Professional/Organisation | Arts Well UK CIC | Cornwall)

I am the founder and Director of Arts Well CIC, a social enterprise that places arts and creativity at the centre of health and wellbeing. Arts Well delivers projects aimed at improving health and wellbeing of individuals, groups and communities.


Sam Glazer (Artist/Arts Organisation | Freelance | Greater London)

I'm a creative music leader and composer facilitating group work with people of all ages, including people living with dementia.


Neil Hannah (Artist/Arts Organisation | Musical Memories CIC | Yorkshire)

Musical Memories provides fun social singing sessions for older people in community venues in Ryedale North Yorkshire to help combat loneliness and isolation. Participant ages range from 30-96.


Susie Tate (Arts in Healthcare Professional | Susie Tate | Cumbria)

I develop and deliver dance and movement programmes in hospitals and health care environments.


Jennifer Litherland (Voluntary/Community Sector Professional/Organisation | YES | Middlesex)

Small inter generational projects with groups at margins of society.


Rachel (Artist/Arts Organisation | Leaf Creative Arts CIC | England)

Leaf Creative Arts aims to uplift, connect and empower people from different communities and backgrounds through art, music and storytelling. We work predominantly, but not exclusively, with people living with dementia, their carers and families.


Heather Chandler (Artist/Arts Organisation | Live Music Now Wales | Wales)

Live Music Now is the UK's leading musicians' development and outreach charity. We provide exceptional live music experiences to people with limited access to the arts, due to disability, illness or social disadvantage.


Eleanor Rose Webster (Artist/Arts Organisation | House of Memories, National Museums Liverpool | Merseyside)


Mary Ryder (Local Authority Professional/Organisation | Hornsby Library | )

Delivery of library services to older people


Michelle Lally (Artist/Arts Organisation | 20-21 Visual Arts Centre | Lincolnshire)

We are a gallery in North Lincolnshire. We have a lively activity programme working with all ages.


Sue Williams (Service User Organisation | Believe You Can | UK Wide)

Books and creative resources for women aged 50+


Dawn Kay (Artist/Arts Organisation | Creative mojo | Yorkshire)

Bringing art into care homes and people with learning disabilities


Rhys Morgan (Voluntary/Community Sector Professional/Organisation | Yardley Walking Football | West Midlands)

The Beautiful Games Walked for men and women over 55


Tracey Knight (Artist/Arts Organisation | Creative Minds | West Yorkshire)

Creative Minds is a social enterprise and community of artists nationwide who provide fun art sessions to care homes and other venues.


Emily Hall (Artist/Arts Organisation | Freelance Pottery and Basketmaker | England)

Freelance potter teaching in care homes in and around London. Working with groups or 1-1 sessions, those with dementia or physical disabilities. I'm always looking to expand across other age groups to show the wonderful benefits of working with clay.


Simona Scotto (Artist/Arts Organisation | Counterpoint Dance Company | England)

Simona Scotto Director of Counterpoint Dance Company. Educator, choreographer, producer of dance work for the over 55's.


TAnDem DTC (Academic/Education Organisation | Universities of Worcester & Nottingham | England)

Researching the arts and dementia


Laura Purseglove (Academic/Education Organisation | UCL | Greater London)


Professor Emma Wood (Academic/Education Organisation | Leeds Beckett University | Yorkshire)

Researching older rurally based women and the role of particpatory arts events in their wellbeing


Tom Glynn (Artist/Arts Organisation | Powered by Hip Hop CIC (UC Crew) | Merseyside)

We provide Hip Hop arts activities to bring the community together, reduce isolation, improve health and empower communities. Our activities include Breaking (Break Dancing), Graffiti Art, DJing, Circus Skills, Team Building and Hip Hop research.


Peter Johnson (Voluntary/Community Sector Professional/Organisation | Age UK Oxfordshire | Oxfordshire)


Andy Barry (Artist/Arts Organisation | Royal Exchange Theatre | Greater Manchester)

The Elders is for older people who want to meet new people, learn more about theatre-making and develop their own creativity. Our flagship Elders Company makes boundary-pushing theatre that challenges the stereotypes of ageing.


Paul Simpson (Artist/Arts Organisation | Oxford Playhouse | Oxfordshire)

Creating opportunities for the people of Oxfordshire to have a platform to share and explore creativity.


Clare (Artist/Arts Organisation | Artist | )

Artist working with drawing, painting, mixed media. Interest in recycling materials and ideas. Exhibition work in Herts./London etc.


John W Cook (Voluntary/Community Sector Professional/Organisation | PCAT | East Sussex)

I help in a number of local community groups, including a 60+ companion group, a dementia cafe and chair the local CAT.


Noreen Meehan (Artist/Arts Organisation | Crystal Palace Festival Group CIC | England)

We want to make sure that arts, heritage and culture are accessible to all as we firmly believe in the power of creativity and we know we can improve and enhance the life of our community through involvement in such activities.


Katie Stock (Voluntary/Community Sector Professional/Organisation | Farnham Maltings | Surrey)

Arts and Health at the Farnham Maltings


Christina Peumalu (Arts in Healthcare Professional | CW+ | Greater London)

Deliver the Care of Older People programme at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital Foundation Trust. Programme includes a daily timetable of participatory activity and a programme of physical enhancements to the clinical environment.


WAHWN (Arts in Healthcare Professional | WAHWN | Pembrokeshire)


Nichola Charalambou (Other | Creative Writes | Greater London)

I deliver creative writing & read aloud poetry workshops (mainly with older people). Settings include social housing; care homes/sheltered housing. I also work in centres which use the arts for wellbeing. I am a member of Lapidus.


Jane Willis (Arts in Healthcare Professional | Jane Willis | Avon)

Consultant, facilitator, trainer & mentor. Creative evaluation, quality frameworks, reflective practice, creative writing.


Sarah Roberts (Health Professional/Organisation | Oak Lodge Care Home | Hampshire)

delivery of activity program in nursing home


Aa -Halpage (Voluntary/Community Sector Professional/Organisation | Crawley Ms Ltd | )

Hi I am looking for a volunteers to organize/ conduct arts/ drawing and painting works/ weaving for at every care home residents and later to exhibit them locally and overseas, can send more details to discuss please email me crawleyms@hotmail.


Heather Stabler (Voluntary/Community Sector Professional/Organisation | St Luke's Community Centre | )

I manage a project called Growing Connections for a community centre in inner London. Growing Connections aims to use gardening as a basis for various well-being activities


Sandra McKay (Arts in Healthcare Professional | Freelance | West Sussex)

Hands on experience in developing, creating and facilitating meaningful activitieS in arts & crafts for those suffering with dementia, as well as young adults with learning disabilities - looking for an opportunity to conduct workshops within a care


Gabrielle Norman (Arts Therapist | Self-employed | Surrey)

Music Therapist working in the community and health care settings with all age groups


Jane Corry (Other | norden farm centre for the arts | Berkshire)

Norden Farm offers a wide range of high-quality artistic events and participatory opportunities for the whole community and supports professional and community artists. We believe the arts have the power to change lives. We create opportunities fo


Molly Freeman (Artist/Arts Organisation | Smoking Apples | England)

Smoking Apples are an award winning puppetry and visual theatre company.


Donna Mcghie (Artist/Arts Organisation | Art and Murals buy Donna Mcghie | Hampshire)

I run Art 4 A Heart workshops using the medium of Powertex fabric hardener. I donate a percentage of what I make to the Papworth Hospital Charity


Chris Avis (Other | None | Greater London)

As an older artist (74) her work has been widely exhibited across Europe. She uses photography, print and moving image to explore the ageing process.


Michael - Marodyne LIV (Health Professional/Organisation | LivMD UK LTD | UK Wide)

Launching the first medical device in the world to treat and cure Osteoporosis and also act as a Fall Prevention device to improve Mobility, Independence and Quality of Life


Anna Glover (Artist/Arts Organisation | heArts creative projects | Tyne and Wear)

Creative organisation dedicated to serve local community and wider public to access and to provide mindful creative activities and learning


Lily Craig (Artist/Arts Organisation | Freelance Practitioner | England)

I am a freelance theatre practitioner that works with older adults in a range of different contexts. Currently training to be a Dementia Care Mapper.


Alison Stewart (Other | Royal & Derngate and Northampton Filmhouse | Northamptonshire)

Dementia Friendly Intern at theatre and filmhouse for 6 months. Researching good practice with view to develop dementia friendly schedule.


Joanne (Local Authority Professional/Organisation | Tyne and Wear Archives and Museums | Tyne and Wear)

Assistant Outreach Officer for Tyne and Wear Archives and Museums


Alison Stewart (Artist/Arts Organisation | Independent | Northamptonshire)

Qualified writer and teacher doing a dementia friendly internship at theatre and filmhouse.


Jonathan Smith (Academic/Education Organisation | locus assignments | N Ireland)

I am a content writer at locus assignments.


Olga Gerke (Voluntary/Community Sector Professional/Organisation | Art in the library | Greater Manchester)

Art in the library is bite sized artists' talks and sketching sessions, based in Central library, manchester, connecting people through fine art and love of reading


Kate Rogers (Artist/Arts Organisation | The New Room, John Wesley's Chapel | Avon)

We organise community events and partner with local organisation to promote wellbeing and connect our community with the history, stories and people of the New Room.


Roxy (Voluntary/Community Sector Professional/Organisation | Possability People | Sussex)

We connect cross sector organisations in Brighton and Hove to prevent social isolation in later life.


Laura Price (Voluntary/Community Sector Professional/Organisation | Age UK Milton Keynes | Buckinghamshire)

Provider of information and support services for older people.


Sylvie Silver (Voluntary/Community Sector Professional/Organisation | NAPA | UK Wide)

National charity that supports activity provision in care settings


Nikki Hook (Voluntary/Community Sector Professional/Organisation | Loudwater Studio | Shropshire)

Loudwater Studio is an arts and crafts studio recognising the importance of creative pursuits to assist everyone in their general health and well-being and offers the opportunity for people of all abilities to get creative in any way.


Nikki Ashley (Artist/Arts Organisation | 5Rhythms | City of London)

I am a movement meditation teacher - utilising a practice called the 5Rhythms, a simple movement & rhythm practice designed to release the dancer that lives in each of us regardless of our age or physical ability. In our practice there is no choreog


Shelley Campbell (Academic/Education Organisation | University of Gloucestershire | England)

I am researching the 'performance' possibilities of providing art/crafts with people who were not born in the UK, i.e., immigrants, refugees.


Hannah Warburton (Voluntary/Community Sector Professional/Organisation | Ageing Better Middlesbrough | England)

We are a programme working to reduce loneliness and isolation in people aged over 50 in Middlesbrough. We also promote all the great things about getting older and share info on how to get more involved in communities, including activity guide.


Dianne Sherlock (Voluntary/Community Sector Professional/Organisation | Age UK Portsmouth | Hampshire)

I am the CEO of a charitable organisation that is deeply motivated by holistic, inclusive and truly person-centred working which I believe is the experience we should all know as we age.


Nadia Iftkhar (Artist/Arts Organisation | Company of Others | Tyne and Wear)

We create work which highlights and shares stories of the human experience, drawn from the diverse communities we work with to create relevant, exposing and poignant dance theatre.


Louise Best (Arts Therapist | Creatively calm/think light theatre | England)

I am a theatre maker, EFT practitioner and current training to become a dramatherapist.


Jessica Loveday (Artist/Arts Organisation | Stretford Public Hall | England)

Delivery of an age-friendly cultural engagement programme for people 50+ based in Manchester, Trafford.


Jan Ford (Artist/Arts Organisation | Orchestras Live | )

We believe that orchestras are for everyone.With over 50 years experience we make world class orchestral music relevant to peoples lives through dynamic partnerships and innovative projects, particularly in culturally underserved areas of England.


Sam Cullington (Artist/Arts Organisation | soundLINCS | Lincolnshire)

soundLINCS is a not-for-profit community music organisation. Working in partnership with local, regional and national organisations, soundLINCS provides and develops high quality, innovative music-making opportunities and training for all.


Liz Postlethwaite (Artist/Arts Organisation | Small Things Creative Projects | Greater Manchester)

Small Things is an artist-led social enterprise using creativity and creative engagement to fuel learning and change.


Sue EL Davies (Artist/Arts Organisation | Sue EL DAvies Cultural & Heritage Associates | Pembrokeshire)

I am a highly experienced educationalist and cultural sector expert with a specialism in museum and gallery work working to a high strategic level. I've worked within senior management for large arts organisations notably Leeds Museums and Galleries.


Jill (Artist/Arts Organisation | New Vic Theatre | Staffordshire)

To manage a programme of creative participation, including Directing the Ages and Stages Theatre company and as a Co-Director of the Live Age festival.


Becky Edmunds (Artist/Arts Organisation | To Be Continued | England)

I am creating a free online web series, called To Be Continued, based on the extraordinary journals of a man called Dick Perceval, that I found in a pile of rubbish. The project is looking to connect with older audiences.


Elaine Foley (Artist/Arts Organisation | Sadler's Wells | City of London)

I manage the Company of Elders at Sadler's Wells. We are the Learning & Engagement department's resident over-60s performance company, proving since 1989 that it's never too late to start dancing!


Christophe Sagnet (Voluntary/Community Sector Professional/Organisation | Generations Working Together | Scotland)

Communication & Digital Marketing Officer


Antonio Arch (Academic/Education Organisation | University of Huddersfield | Lancashire)

I write, edit, and proofread copy and content for clients across industry, culture, and the third sector.


Leanne Macdonald (Artist/Arts Organisation | Canterbury Museums and Galleries | Kent)

Health and Wellbeing, Creative Health, Heritage,


Mark Croasdale (Artist/Arts Organisation | Freelance Practioner | Lancashire)

Mark utilises a range of media according the specific needs, demands and context of each project. The thread linking all of his work is storytelling which he uses to create an interactive experience for the audience.


Dr Fiona Marshall (Academic/Education Organisation | University of Nottingham | Nottinghamshire)

Ethnographic enquiry in relation to rural dementia. Currently undertaking large community study about well-being among rural people living with dementia.


Natalie Frost (Other | The Reading Agency | UK Wide)

Reading Friends, a programme from The Reading Agency, brings people together to read, share stories, meet new friends and have fun.


Lara Stavrinou (Local Authority Professional/Organisation | Reading Borough Council | England)

Managing Reading's Great Place Scheme, which places arts, culture and heritage at the heart of communities. This includes piloting cultural commissioning, managing outreach for a new flagship festival and developing partnerships and networks


Carol Allen (Academic/Education Organisation | New Horizons activity centre | Greater London)

New Horizons is an education and activity center for over 50s, where I teach drama. I also work with the Association for Education and Ageing, a charity promoting and supporting lifelong learning.


Isobel Murdoch (Other | Medley | UK Wide)

Medley is a new initiative exploring music, art and nature's impacts on health and wellbeing for people in particular circumstances: such as older age, dementia, stroke or hearing loss. There is a website and blog (https://medley.live) and a forum (h


Nick J Jones (Arts Therapist | Freelance | England)

I am a composer and musician with many years experience working in theatre, education and care settings. I specialise in creating music with people with special needs and am currently working with people with dementia writing music about their lives.


SAND (Voluntary/Community Sector Professional/Organisation | Safe Ageing No Discrimination | Shropshire)

We work with and for older and old lesbian, gay, bisexual & trans people to improve their experience of health & social care


RachelT (Artist/Arts Organisation | Southend Theatres | Essex)

Southend Theatres programmes a wide range ofproductions suitable for all ages. It's Community and Education department regularly host dementia friendly events including dementia friendly storytelling, cinema screenings and relaxed performances.


Richard O'Neill (Arts in Healthcare Professional | Richard O'Neill Storytelling | UK Wide)

I deliver bespoke storytelling projects and one off sessions. I deliver storytelling training sessions for professionals and volunteers. I'm a professional speaker on the many applications and benefits of storytelling.


Alexia Quin (Arts Therapist | Music as Therapy International | UK Wide)

Music as Therapy International provides introductory training and longterm support to care staff and professionals interested to create opportunities for meaningful music within care.


Steve Mentiply (Voluntary/Community Sector Professional/Organisation | Alzheimer's Society | Sussex)

Community Dementia Adviser


Ben Jones (Artist/Arts Organisation | TWAM | Tyne and Wear)

Live Well is a Big Lottery funded programme that aims to work with disadvantaged older people in Tyneside to encourage and improve access to museums and galleries.


Nuala (Voluntary/Community Sector Professional/Organisation | MovingSounds | East Sussex)

I am studying a MSc Social Research Methods to work towards a PhD in the area of arts/music in health and social care


Carol Parker (Artist/Arts Organisation | self employed | UK Wide)

Art & older adults in care & those living with dementia and their carers, rural & social isolation. Work monitored & evaluated by funders inc: ACE, Heritage Lottery, EMDA, ERDF, Legacy Trust UK


Laura (Artist/Arts Organisation | 64 Million Artists | UK Wide)

64 Million Artists is a national campaign to unlock the potential of everyone in the UK through creativity. Working across Health, Education, Workplaces and more.


Lizzy Green (Artist/Arts Organisation | Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance | England)

Manager for Trinity Laban's Inspired not Tired programme of regular music and dance activity for older adults. We regularly get out and about and share our work in the Lewisham community and beyond.


Sarah Faulkner (Other | Manchester University | England)

I am a mature drama student with 30 years experience of working in the NHS. Research interest is the potential for drama to challenge age stereotypes and enhance the lives of older people.


Caroline Chan (Artist/Arts Organisation | Dream in Green | )

Run music groups for families and write childrens books . I am focussed on creating events around climate change


Stephen Watters (Arts in Healthcare Professional | That Creative Thingy Wotsit cic | Somerset)

We are an arts organisation who take theatre, artists & shows into residential care homes. We also train creative artists and care staff in the application of person-centered creative care


Libby Archer (Voluntary/Community Sector Professional/Organisation | Age UK | Greater London)

Interests in a broad spectrum of ageing research.


Emma (Artist/Arts Organisation | Creative Mojo | Oxfordshire)

An all-inclusive craft experience for the elderly, adults with learning and physical disabilities and mental health concerns. We also specialise in working with people with dementia and also within wider community groups.


Geraldine Montgomerie (Arts in Healthcare Professional | Swan Song Project | Yorkshire)


C Brooks (Academic/Education Organisation | University of Southampton | )

Keen interest in creative arts and impact upon health. Other interests: dementia, addressing social inequalities, medicine optimisation, sociology of risk


Rona Lisa Topaz (Artist/Arts Organisation | Freelance | England)

Vocal entertainer singing vintage pop and jazz material. Choir leader for Care homes and day centres.


Suzanne Booth (Academic/Education Organisation | MICRA (University of Manchester) | Lancashire)

Ageing research and events


Robin Dynes (Other | Freelance Writer | Dorset)

Freelance writer providing materials to support professionals, carers and family members. I am particularly interested in promoting creativity to support the wellbeing of older people.


Allison Gough (Other | Langland Care | Wales)

As activity coordinator I organise and deliver meaningful activities for our residents. I also bring in outside parties.


Lynne Wealleans (Voluntary/Community Sector Professional/Organisation | Beth Johnson Foundation | Staffordshire)

Delivery of specialist advocacy and support services. Promoting positive ageing through training and workshop sessions including transitions to retirement and later life. Involved in research projects about key aspects of life as we are ageing.


Mike Holton (Artist/Arts Organisation | The Book Surgeon | Suffolk)

Traditional book binder who restores & creates new books. Folded book art and variety of presentations & workshops also offered.


David (Artist/Arts Organisation | David Yates Art | England)

I am a community artist. I have delivered 350+ residencies in schools, universities, communities and galleries. I have an Enhanced DBS and artist public liability up to £5 million. I am trained in First Aid at Work and in Mental Health First Aid.


Beth McDougall (Academic/Education Organisation | GLAM University of Oxford | Oxfordshire)

As Community Engagement Officer for Older People at the University of Oxford Museums I work alongside older people and the museum teams to develop engaging activities and programming of museum collections.


Toki Allison (Artist/Arts Organisation | BFI | UK Wide)

The aim of my role is to increase access to cinema for hard-to-reach audiences.


Julia Bird (Artist/Arts Organisation | The Poetry Society | UK Wide)

The Poetry Society is one of Britain's most dynamic arts organisations, representing British poetry both nationally and internationally


Hayley Izzard (Artist/Arts Organisation | Royal Academy of Dance | England)

To manage and facilitate marketing campaigns for upcoming events and to manage advertising bookings.


Brenda Coyle (Arts Therapist | Age UK Wanstead | Greater London)

Experienced freelance artist working with Age UK and within the learning departments of museums/galleries/charities/residential care homes and schools including 1-1 and group tuition. Contact me for more details :)


Kate Castleden (Voluntary/Community Sector Professional/Organisation | Age UK Oxfordshire | Oxfordshire)

I am a member of the AUKO Creative Team and lead on Communication for Age of Creativity. I also manage the TeaBooks project, which organises social book groups for the over 60s in Oxfordshire.


Benita Pursch (Voluntary/Community Sector Professional/Organisation | Age UK | Greater London)

Work for Policy and Research for Age UK focusing on creative and cultural aspects of ageing


Keiron Spires (Artist/Arts Organisation | Encore Theatre Company | England)

We perform original work showcasing the talents of the company and challenging the stereotypes of ageing. We are also a resident theatre company at LSBU using drama to enhance student learning.


Hanna Slattne (Artist/Arts Organisation | Queen's University Belfast | N Ireland)

I am creating Immersive Audio stories for people living with Parkinson's and running online creative consulations using creative writing, sounds and imagery exercises.


Entelechy Arts ( | | )

Entelechy Arts is a participatory arts company working with people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds to produce high quality theatre, music and dance performances.


Jennifer Hale (Artist/Arts Organisation | MDI | Merseyside)

MDI are dedicated to inspire people through dance. Along with classes for people of all ages We provide classes and performance opportunities for people aged over 50, encouraging active and creative lifestyles as we age.


Feeyeh (Artist/Arts Organisation | individual | England)

I have been doing participatory art in the form of public interventions for three years now. I now want to work with organisations and communities as I have realised the limitations of my outreach as an individual.


Frans Hakkemars (Artist/Arts Organisation | Poppentheater Frans Hakkemars | )

Frans Hakkemars uses shadow theatre with, for and through elderly in a mobile suitcase as a medium to interactive, interdisciplinary, intercultural, international and inter generative encounters between people and art.


Ruth Charity (Arts in Healthcare Professional | Artlink at Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust | Oxfordshire)

I run a music and arts programme for the John Radcliffe, Churchill and Horton hospitals. It aims to improve the hospital environment and engage patients with the arts to improve their health and wellbeing.


Rebecca Seymour (Artist/Arts Organisation | Wiltshire Music Centre | Wiltshire)

Developing high quality arts events and activity for older people in Wiltshire through the Celebrating Age programme


Marian Anderson (Artist/Arts Organisation | Made With Many | Northamptonshire)

Made With Many is a community-led arts programme which aims to encourage more people than ever before to take the lead in creating and taking part in high-quality arts and cultural activities.


Sarah Ecob (Artist/Arts Organisation | Venue Cymru & Theatr Colwyn | Clwyd)

Venue Cymru is a theatre and conference centre; Theatr Colwyn is a theatre, cinema & photographic hub. Work for older people includes dementia friendly screenings, textile art project, photography group and a range of smaller arts projects


Judith Ish-Horowicz (Voluntary/Community Sector Professional/Organisation | Centre for Intergenerational Practice, Research and Development | England)

CIPRD, coordinated by the Beth Johnson Foundation and Apples and Honey Nightingale, is a grassroots organisation supporting and celebrating amazing intergenerational projects across England. We are a hub for information, networking and research.


Andrew Hall (Artist/Arts Organisation | CW+ | England)

Leading music research projects at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital.


Ellie Daynes (Voluntary/Community Sector Professional/Organisation | Age UK Norwich | Norfolk)

Responsible for running and creating new groups and activities


Bernice (Academic/Education Organisation | Popup and Questors Theatres | Greater London)

Paid work as college lecturer - love of it work theatre director for mixed age range from 20s to late 80s.Playwright.


Jocelyn Cheek (Artist/Arts Organisation | Trinity Theatre and Arts Centre | Kent)

Trinity is a bustling theatre and arts centre in Kent. We have a thriving Youth and Community department and have begun specialising in outreach projects for older local residents at risk from isolation and those living with dementia.


Nicole Artingstall (Artist/Arts Organisation | Spitalfields Music | Greater London)

Music charity working with people of all ages across East London.


Grainne McCool (Academic/Education Organisation | The WRITE STUFF Kids Club | N Ireland)

Facilitating children's Creative writing workshops


Gill White (Artist/Arts Organisation | www.gillwhite.com | Scotland)

Creative, Director and Producer of art, design and film led interactive experiences. I create particaptory led experiences like Art Adventures in Nature. Designed and developed with Arts, Dementia and Wellbeing at its core.


Deborah Goodier (Voluntary/Community Sector Professional/Organisation | Age UK Cheshire | Cheshire)

Coordinating our service for people with early onset Dementia


Kathryn Cherkas (Public Health Professional/Organisation | Friendship Center Adult Day Services | Worldwide)

An adult day program for seniors living with dementia.


Molly (Artist/Arts Organisation | Turner Contemporary | Kent)

Working closely with members of the Learning, Visitor Experience and Exhibitions teams, as well as other partners, deliver a creative and innovative programme of learning opportunities for families, members of the community and diverse audiences.


Cara McAleese (Artist/Arts Organisation | Cara McAleese Arts | South Yorkshire)

I am an experienced producer and project manager specializing in arts and health and community arts work. I love creating high quality work with people and making art happen.


Christine McGowan (Artist/Arts Organisation | Newhampton Arts Centre | West Midlands)

Centre Manager at Newhampton Arts Centre an independent community arts centre in Wolverhampton, West Midlands with a wide range of a facilities. We run dropin sessions and arts classes/workshops as well as performances.


Tanya (Other | MHA Selly Oak Live at Home | West Midlands)

We support older people to remain socially connected with their local community in order to reduce the potential for loneliness and social isolation


Rita Do Vale Capela (Arts in Healthcare Professional | coming on my own name | England)

Art through activities for the elderly and people with dementia and Alzheimer.


Sian Stevenson (Artist/Arts Organisation | Moving Memory Dance Theatre Company | Kent)

Moving Memory Dance Theatre is an innovative, collaborative & inclusive physical performance company which makes shows, films and installations that surprise, entertain and change perspectives of ageing.


Jennie Gubner (Academic/Education Organisation | University of Arizona/Global Brain Health Institute | Worldwide)

I research music and aging, with an emphasis on developing service-learning college courses for students that encourage intergenerational connections through the arts, and person-centered and creative approaches to dementia care.


Alison Teader (Arts in Healthcare Professional | NAPA/Arts in Care Homes | Greater London)

Providing a resource for anyone interesting in organising arts activities for older people living in care homes in England.


Pernille Christensen (Artist/Arts Organisation | Passionarte | East Sussex)

Mindful art courses to spark creativity & improve well-being. Fun, inclusive and collaborative. 4 week courses every Tuesday, starting 21st May at Clarkes Art Shop, Brighton. No experience needed - all abilities welcome, Age 16+.


Sally Evans (Local Authority Professional/Organisation | Mansfield Museum | Nottinghamshire)

Mansfield Museum is a local authority venue in Mansfield which offers a year round program of events and exhibitions.


Nydia Hoffelner ( | | East Sussex)


Roshni Beeharry (Arts in Healthcare Professional | Storied Selves | Middlesex)

I design and facilitate Writing for Wellbeing & Personal development workshops online and in person for the public, organisations, including NHS healthcare staff and students,and those with long term conditions.


Jack Hurst (Other | Freelance | England)

I am a collaborative composer. This year I am composing music for a community choir project working with over 60s and am co-creating a contemporary dance and music project in partnership with Norfolk Mental Health Services. www.jackhurstmusic.com


Laura Pottinger (Artist/Arts Organisation | L Pottinger Arts Management | Bedfordshire)

I am a freelance fundraiser working with several organisations in Beds and Bucks who work with older people.


Simon Ripley (Artist/Arts Organisation | Double Elephant Print Workshop | Devon)

I am an artist printmaker working in a wide range of settings across the South West with all ages and abilities. I have a particular interest in working with older people


John Withey (Artist/Arts Organisation | Creative Minds | UK Wide)

As Partnership Manager I help to create lasting partnerships with those groups and organisations who have similar social aims to Creative Minds.


Janina Aza Karpinska (Other | LAPIDUS | Sussex)

a broad range of creative arts for insight, fun & therapeutic value, incl. journal keeping, making little books, collage, mixed media. Transforming that which is broken rejected / neglected into something whole & pleasing.


Hannah Stoddart (Service User Organisation | Radford Care Group | Nottinghamshire)

Hi I'm the Project Coordinator for ArtSpeak - a new peripatetic arts programme in Nottingham for people aged 60+. We're looking for champions and volunteers of any age and artists to deliver and promote the programme to our target audience.


Emily (Voluntary/Community Sector Professional/Organisation | Arts 4 Dementia | UK Wide)

I manage the relationships with our charity partners, supporters and beneficiaries and set up art workshops for people affected by dementia by partnering with arts organisations and artists to deliver term-style, person-centred programmes.


Amy Pendry (Artist/Arts Organisation | Hat Fair | Hampshire)

Hat Fair is the UK's longest running international Outdoor Arts festival. We care deeply about the communities we work with. We bring people together through creative performance projects enabling intergenerational dialogue, joy and fantastic art.


Judith Bek (Academic/Education Organisation | University of Manchester | Greater Manchester)

Research into perception and action in Parkinson's and older adults; dance for movement and well-being


Lou Boyd (Voluntary/Community Sector Professional/Organisation | Volunteering Matters | UK Wide)

Volunteering Matters facilitates an array of projects across the UK that have health & wellbeing at the heart of them. These projects reach out to older people, people living with disabilities, employers, young people & families.


Rachel Shore (Artist/Arts Organisation | Miss | Greater Manchester)

I deliver arts engagement projects for excluded groups. My work is focused on sensory art making, collage and creative writing


Peta Reynolds (Arts in Healthcare Professional | Art etcetera | )

Provising Art for Wellbeing workshops for groups and individuals (elderly, disabled, SEN)


Trudy Jones (Local Authority Professional/Organisation | Halton Libraries | Cheshire)

As Library Outreach, I go into care homes and talk to older people's groups about what the library service can offer and also do reminiscence sessions using our memory boxes and other library resources


Tiur (Voluntary/Community Sector Professional/Organisation | N/A | )

Volunteer in arts and crafts for older people. Community actors


Kevin Byron (Academic/Education Organisation | Kevin Byron | Lincolnshire)

Research,Development and Delivery of Creative Skills workshops and Lectures


Ali Allen (Artist/Arts Organisation | Escape Arts | Warwickshire)

We are a Health and wellbeing charity who use the arts and local social history to engage with members of the community to reduce isolation


Alice Knight (Artist/Arts Organisation | Alice Knight | England)

I am a director and facilitator specialising in community theatre and opera projects. I have worked with organisations such as ETO, Turtle Key Arts, The National Theatre and The Royal Opera House.


Rosalind Arden (Other | Rosalind Arden | Yorkshire)

Student on MA Dance and Somatic Wellbeing, UCLan. Psychotherapist, university lecturer (retired).


Rashmi Becker (Artist/Arts Organisation | Step Change Studios | UK Wide)

Step Change Studios is committed to making dance accessible to everyone. We offer fun, engaging opportunities for disabled and non-disabled people of all ages and abilities to dance, create, and perform.


Paul Cann (Artist/Arts Organisation | Independent | Oxfordshire)

Working to promote the role of creative arts and its accessibility to older and disadvantaged people


Alex (Health Professional/Organisation | N-Able Uk | Kent)

Support Therapy Service which helps people to adapt to changed circumstances whilst accomplishing your daily tasks


Dr Chloe Asker (Academic/Education Organisation | University of Surrey | Surrey)

Culture Box was a research project conducted by the University of Exeter and funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC). The project has begun a new life with an AHRC grant to extend the impact and activities of the project.


Ellie Lewis-Nunes (Other | Gunnersbury Park & Museum | Greater London)

We are the local history museum for Ealing & Hounslow, set in a glorious 186 acre public park


EncoreEast (Artist/Arts Organisation | EncoreEast | Suffolk)

EncoreEast is a performance company of older dancers. We exist to promote dance by and for older people, seeking to achieve creative, artistic and performance innovation and excellence.


Giorgos Tsiris (Arts Therapist | St Columba's Hospice Care | East Lothian)

I am the Arts Lead at St Columba's Hospice Care and Senior Lecturer in Music Therapy at Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh.


Heather Stabler (Voluntary/Community Sector Professional/Organisation | Age UK Norwich | Norfolk)

I support our community based groups and activities in Norwich.


Imelda Dooley Hunter (Voluntary/Community Sector Professional/Organisation | Arts 4 Dementia | England)

Arts 4 Dementia re-energizes and inspires individuals with early stage dementia and their carers through arts workshops across the country.


Susanna Shotter (Voluntary/Community Sector Professional/Organisation | Aspire, Huddersfield | West Yorkshire)

I coordinate creative community groups for older adults to reduce social isolation in Huddersfield.


Audrey (Public Health Professional/Organisation | SSSC | Scotland)

Supporting social services workforce in Dementia learning.


Leah Biddle (Artist/Arts Organisation | Wolves Foundation | Cheshire)

Older adults dance and performance groups for adults aged 50+ in Warrington. Developing CPD dance training for other artists and organisations.


Manami Yuasa (Artist/Arts Organisation | British Council | Worldwide)

The British Council is the UK’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities. I lead the arts programme at the British Council in Japan and facilitate the relationships between the UK and Japanese arts professiona


Dave Martin (Voluntary/Community Sector Professional/Organisation | Canopy | UK Wide)

Canopy was set up to grow the social imagination. We believe that without new and shared imaginations our society will stay stuck in its current destructive and unequal patterns. We know that all of us are deeply imaginative, but society is not set u


Geraldine Strohm (Voluntary/Community Sector Professional/Organisation | The Laughterline | Hertfordshire)

I run Laughter Training for individuals & groups and also Today Onwards Training


Gail Borrows (Arts in Healthcare Professional | Keep Moving and Dancing | Buckinghamshire)

Older people dancing and care homes


Joe McCarthy (Service User Organisation | Novacare | Worldwide)


Judith Bacon (Voluntary/Community Sector Professional/Organisation | Poole Well-being Collaborative | Dorset)

Run the Poole sical Prescription Service so always looking for interesting and innovative ideas to share with people who want to expand their social networks


Cina Aissa (Artist/Arts Organisation | Cina Aissa | Greater London)

I am a multidisciplinary artist who enjoys working with older people and those with Dementia. I have run different types of workshops, one offs and series of workshops based around music, sensory activities, poetry and theatre. I speak French, Arabic


Miss Amy Enticknap (Artist/Arts Organisation | Miss | Oxfordshire)

Human Story Theatre focuses on new writing with a health and social care issue at heart. We partner with local organisations pertaining to the issue explored in each play and always hold post-show Q&As with guest speakers from these organisations.


Laura (Voluntary/Community Sector Professional/Organisation | National Trust | Greater London)

575 Wandsworth Road was the former home of Kenyan born novelist and poet and British Civil Servant, Khadambi Asalache (1935-2006), who over twenty years, transformed his modest south London terraced house into a work of art.


Becky Pringle (Artist/Arts Organisation | Freelancer | West Midlands)

Specialises in facilitating high quality creative and inclusive dance/movement sessions and participatory projects (including choreography/performance) for all ages and abilities in community, education and health and social care settings.


Paloma (Arts in Healthcare Professional | Creative Mojo North West London | City of London)

Working with people with dementia, learning disabilities and other mental health issue brought craft workshops easy to follow for all levels.


Samantha Hickey (Arts in Healthcare Professional | Purple Gecko | England)

Dance based exercise classes for over fifties Movement and dance for health


Carol Carey (Artist/Arts Organisation | Carol Carey | Somerset)

We work to increase public engagement, weaving together communities and raising the profile of the vibrant contemporary visual, digital and applied arts scene in Somerset.


Stefanie (Other | Creative Pathworking | Lincolnshire)

Currently retraining in therapeutic writing methods


Jessica Ruth Morris (Academic/Education Organisation | Learn to Read Music | UK Wide)

We provide tailored online courses to help people of all ages and abilities to learn to read music. Our courses are for up to 6 people at a time and facilitated by a qualified professional musician


Emily Bradfield (Artist/Arts Organisation | Arts & Minds | Cambridgeshire)

Using the arts to support the positive mental health of individuals and communities.


Mary (Artist/Arts Organisation | none | England)

I am a painter, sculptor and curator and I teach part-time


Sophie Evans (Artist/Arts Organisation | Family Arts Campaign | )

Family Arts Campaign supports art galleries, museums, theatres, artists, heritage sites, music makers, festivals, libraries and everything in between. They're there for anyone looking to better connect families with arts and culture in the UK.


Kate Wannell (Artist/Arts Organisation | Dance in Devon | Devon)

Dance in Devon is the countywide dance development agency for Devon.


Anna Formosa (Artist/Arts Organisation | Valletta 2018 | Worldwide)

I studied applied drama at Exeter Uni in 2005 and since then have worked on numerous and varied projects in education and for social intervention in the UK and later in Malta when I moved back.


Vicky Thornton (Artist/Arts Organisation | Musical Moments Stoke, Crewe and Nantwich | Staffordshire)

Delivering interactive music sessions for the elderly and those with special needs.


Mollie Rawnsley (Other | Letters To Our Grandchildren | Greater London)

I am asking older people to write letters to younger people in their lives, offering words of advice. I then want to collate these into a book.


Sara Snook (Artist/Arts Organisation | acta community theatre | City of Bristol)

I run a selection of the creative arts/theatre projects we provide for isolated and marginalized communities. I also work on fundraising.


Jenny Johnson (Voluntary/Community Sector Professional/Organisation | Aesop | Oxfordshire)


Alice Osborne (Other | None | Buckinghamshire)

I am a designer who is bringing creativity to care settings.


Kelly O'Connell (Voluntary/Community Sector Professional/Organisation | Sheppey Matters | Kent)

Charity looking to reduce loneliness & social isolation with over 65s in the local community.


Shula (Voluntary/Community Sector Professional/Organisation | Ladder to the Moon | England)

Supporting care homes in being great places to live, work and visit


Wayne M Mesker (Other | Alive Inside Foundation | Worldwide)

Activist / Advocate for Dementia / Age - Friendliness on a Global Scale


Active Minds (Arts in Healthcare Professional | Active Minds | UK Wide)

Our mission is to improve the lives of people living with Alzheimer's and Dementia by creating activity products that are engaging and have purpose to them.


Roz Moreton (Artist/Arts Organisation | Saith | Wales)

Producing creative events for community engagement


Magdalena Schamberger (Artist/Arts Organisation | Freelance | Scotland)

I have a special interest in co-creating high-quality performances with and for people living with dementia. Most recent projects are Curious Shoes, collaborative performances for people with dementia, and Artful Minds, experiential training for arti


Lisa Robinson (Health Professional/Organisation | none | Gloucestershire)

I am a part-time counsellor. Self-employed.


Janet Wright (Voluntary/Community Sector Professional/Organisation | | Lancashire)

Working to make creative music making accessible, sociable and restorative in the community.


Ellie Stout (Other | The Rothschild Foundation | Buckinghamshire)

Managing The Rothschild Foundation Grants Programme which provides grants to organisations across a number of priority areas, including older people


Lea Schiller (Artist/Arts Organisation | Creative Arts East | Norfolk)

Creative Arts East delivers a wide portfolio of participatory projects aimed at providing cultural, educational and volunteer development opportunities (along with improved health & wellbeing) to individuals and communities across the east.


Jenna Dion (Arts in Healthcare Professional | Wentworth Senior Living | Worldwide)

I work in an assisted living facility as the Dementia Support Professional; I work on programming, staff and family education, and development of our dementia programming in the building.


Anna Shiels (Local Authority Professional/Organisation | Borough of Poole Arts Service | Dorset)

We offer a long-standing arts & heath programme for Borough of Poole, based at Poole Museum.


Bridget Awogboro (Health Professional/Organisation | NHS | Bedfordshire)

I work for the elderly mental health team in Luton. Part of my work is with the memory clinic and part with the community mental health team. I also run groups when I have the opportunity


Jessica Conneely (Artist/Arts Organisation | Dance4wellbeing | Worldwide)

Dance4wellbeing Founder & Co - Director of Dance for Parkinson's Australia. Award winning programs in Community, aged care and online. Accredited training for Health & care professionals.


Adele (Voluntary/Community Sector Professional/Organisation | Crafting4Good CIC | Yorkshire)

As a not-for-personal-profit social enterprise we provide affordable craft activities and distribute donated craft supplies to support various community groups and organisations - with the aim of improving people's wellbeing, especially on a tight bu


Jill Chambers (Artist/Arts Organisation | Northern Print | Tyne and Wear)

An open access print studio in the heart of Newcastle upon Tyne with printmaking courses for all and a gallery showing the very best in contemporary printmaking.


Theo Zamenopoulos (Academic/Education Organisation | The Open University | )

I work with people, communities and organisations to create ways to re-imagine, integrate and grow opportunities (places) for people to be or do what they value.


Saima (Public Health Professional/Organisation | Coventry university | England)

Early career researcher working on a project, Evaluation of Digital Health and Well-being App in Real-Life Settings


Suzanne Heard (Voluntary/Community Sector Professional/Organisation | age uk | Kent)

I work voluntary in the dementia suite at AGE UK 4 days a week and on a thursay I run the COGS group