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18 September 2018

Words, words, words and creative ageing

David Cutler
There is some wonderful work happening in the creative ageing field with spoken word, creative writing and literature - and there should be more!
4 September 2018

Rural Arts is finding creative ways to engage isolated older people in the arts in rural North Yorks

Angela Hall, Rural Arts
Art on your Doorstep is delivering a wide range of participatory arts in innovative ways – in the community, at home and even on buses! – to help combat rural isolation among older people in the villages around Thirsk.
15 August 2018

Time & Tide provide artistic inspiration for a group of older residents on the Isle of Wight

Hannah Griffiths
Older residents from the Isle of Wight have produced wonderful works of art - from sculpture to tapestry - with Independent Arts, supported by our joint 'Celebrating Age' fund with the Arts Council England
7 August 2018

At Spare Tyre, the artistic journey continues well beyond 60

Arti Prashar, Spare Tyre
Spare Tyre is 40 this year. Its Artistic Director/CEO, Arti Prashar, explains how its work with older people has developed.
6 August 2018

How are we using the law as a tactic for social change?

Harriet Lowe
This blog introduces our landscape review of this field - the first publication by our Learning Partners to the Strengthening the Voluntary Sector programme.
Strengthening Civil Society
17 July 2018

How can training support high-quality arts in care homes? A reflection on our new report

David Cutler
Penny Allen's insightful research reveals wide provision, serving both the arts and care sectors, and poses some important questions about what more needs to be done to support the delivery of high-quality arts in this setting.
19 June 2018

Monday afternoon at the flicks

David Cutler
More and more projects and arts venues are engaging older people in cinema, whether dementia-friendly screenings or participatory art workshops drawing on the love of film that many of us have. David Cutler reviews some recent projects.
29 May 2018

LGBTI youth who survive and thrive on the continent must be celebrated

Richard Lusimbo, Pan-Africa ILGA
Pan-Africa ILGA is convening its 4th Regional Conference in Botswana, this week with a focus on supporting the development of the LGBTI youth movement in Africa. Richard is the co-Chair and is interviewed here.
International Development
23 May 2018

Arts and culture are vital threads in the fabric of living

Sir Nick Serota
In Dementia Awareness Week, Nick Serota says we must make sure that these threads are sustained through later life.
22 May 2018

‘We want to be remembered’

François Matarasso
‘Bed’, devised and performed by Entelechy Arts Elders’ Company, went on tour to Southbank Centre's (B)old festival last week. Baring Foundation trustee, François Matarasso, writes about the piece.