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27 March 2019

Quality films and friendship at the Senior Citizen Kane Club in Dundee

Alice Black, Dundee Contemporary Arts
The Senior Citizen Kane Club shows a wide range of films from new releases, to mainstream and art-house films, and attracts around 3,500 visitors a year. Alice Black of Dundee Contemporary Arts explains their approach.
Arts
8 March 2019

Creative ageing: a photograph album

David Cutler
David Cutler reflects on the importance of photography as an art form for creative ageing and its representation in our grant portfolio and beyond.
Arts
21 February 2019

Using digital tools for creative activities can help make older people’s time together richer

Chris Rolls, 64 Million Artists
64 Million Artists are using digital tools to engage isolated older people in Leicester in creative activity, and for the Celebrating Age programme, turning Gateshead's libraries into places for older residents to make and exhibit.
Arts
8 February 2019

Stratford Arts Social’s regular arts clubs offer opportunities for creativity and friendship

Colette Auer, Stratford Circus
Stratford Circus is using its Celebrating Age funding to run regular arts and social clubs for the over-60s in Newham, East London, where older people are often particularly affected by the problems of poverty and loneliness.
Arts
5 February 2019

“We all have to do better to build the ties that bind and invest in our communities”

Janet Morrison
The Foundation’s Chair reflects on the Foundation’s recent Strategy Review.
Other
25 January 2019

Gloriously individual – creative ageing and diversity

David Cutler
How inclusive are we? David Cutler looks at how the Arts & Older People programme has sought to think about diversity among older people.
Arts
14 January 2019

Older people’s stories are taking centre stage in Hat Fair’s Celebrating Age projects

Andrew Loretto, Hat Fair
For its Celebrating Age project, Hat Fair in Winchester has commissioned exciting new theatre and film with older people to share their stories with wider audiences in a range of ways.
Arts
7 January 2019

Pre-action letters: enabling the voluntary sector to combat the lack of legal aid solicitors

Kat Lorenz & Polly Glynn
Kat Lorenz (Asylum Support Appeals Project) and Polly Glynn (Deighton Pierce Glynn) explain how training voluntary sector advisors to prepare pre-action letters is helping to resolve Home Office delays.
Strengthening Civil Society
2 January 2019

Final reflections on the Civil Society Futures inquiry

Julia Unwin, Civil Society Futures
Julia Unwin, Chair of Civil Society Futures (the Independent Inquiry into the Future of Civil Society), offers some reflections following the launch of the Inquiry's findings in November.
Independent Inquiry into the future of civil society
17 December 2018

Birthrights and Birth Companions are using human rights to improve maternity care

Rebecca Brione, Birthrights
Birthrights is working with Birth Companions to identify and promote how rights-respecting maternity care can improve the experience of pregnancy and childbirth for women who are facing severe disadvantage.
Strengthening Civil Society