EMERGING COMPANY PROGRAMMING PROFESSIONAL CLASSICAL MUSIC FOR PEOPLE WITH DEMENTIA NEEDS MORE VENUES London based Songhaven gives people living with dementia (and their carers and companions) the dignity of high-calibre professional music concerts. It prides itself on its warm and relaxed atmosphere where audience members are welcome to sing along and move to the music. Its post-concert afternoon teas provide an opportunity for conversation - performers mingle with audience members and it always takes note of song requests for future programmes.
LIVE QUESTION AND ANSWER SESSION. As part of the Age of Creativity Festival we are hosting, with others, a live Facebook session where you can find out what it takes to become Age Friendly.
The countdown to the Age of Creativity Festival is on! Our festival, 1 – 14 October, celebrates older people as creative audiences, participants, volunteers and of course artists. Upload your events here www.voluntaryarts.org/age-of-creativity
Silver Sunday has produced a really useful Toolkit for those wanting to plan an event on Sunday 7 October. It's useful for anyone organising an arts event at any time.
Sonia York-Pryce presents a visual documentation celebrating the mature dancers corporeal difference highlighting their practice rather than their age defines them. 8 dancers 4 from Sydney and 4 from London interpret Sonia's dance motif creating an embodied dialogue of movement.
• £100,000 funding will help to establish England’s festival for creative ageing over 18 months • Celebrating Age fund announces second round of funding from Arts Council England through the National Lottery and the Baring Foundation •Partnership between Voluntary Arts, Age UK and Age UK Oxfordshire to build local networks and expertise to enable creative participation
From 18th-21st January 2018, Artichoke staged a second edition of light festival Lumiere London. We aimed to make the festival enjoyable for all ages, and to create an atmosphere that older people, who might not normally engage with such activity, could enjoy. Artichoke was grateful to receive support from The Baring Foundation in this endeavour.
The Royal Exchange will be buzzing with workshops, performances, discussions and activity. All events are free (some drop-in but others require advanced booking). Everyone is welcome to drop into our building at any point between 11am and 5pm to see what is happening, take part or join the conversation.
Join a live social media debate every day throughout the festival, instigated by powerful provocations written by leading experts from arts, culture, health, wellbeing and academia.
To mark Older People in Museums Day and Silver Sunday, this museum session will use the painting of Oxford High St. by JMW Turner to inspire reminiscence and conversation about Oxford High St. and how we used to shop.
The Sensory Trust are making a Fun Palace this year, working in collaboration with the brilliant Potager Gardens and case, home of one of our dementia friendly activity groups, the Potager Peas, who meet fortnightly at Potager.
A clownish trio undertake a new job - packing a lifetime of Mrs Brewster's objects. Unearthing a hidden suitcase filled with memories, we venture through time as her past springs to life.
This intimate seminar will examine the UK demographic, present topical research and examine the intrinsic value of arts and culture in relation to physical and mental wellbeing in later life.
Experience The Garden: an immersive performance for people with dementia and their carers taking place at Jacksons Lane, London. Bringing the outdoors in, The Garden will take you on a multisensory journey through the seasons, inspiring your imagination and awakening your senses.
Join us on Sunday 1st October for Silver Sunday, an annual day of fun and free activities for older people across the UK, led by The Sir Simon Milton Foundation, featuring free dance classes for older learners.
For people supporting or working with older people, building their confidence in getting people singing and connecting in community settings.
The Age of Creativity Festival headline event includes Caroline Abrahams (Age UK), Darren Henley (Arts Council), David Cutler (Baring Foundation) and Penny Thewlis (Age UK Oxfordshire) followed by best practice examples from across England.
The Age of Creativity is a network of professionals and organisations that thrives by working in partnership. If you’re specialism is festival and your work supports older people to enjoy improved health, wellbeing and quality of life through the arts and culture, then your website could feature here for free. If you provide information on your website that our national network could benefit from then we really need to connect up so get in touch today.”