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17 July 2017

From Japan to Wales: how a Travelling Fellowship influenced Re-live’s theatre for people with dementia

Karin Diamond, Re-live theatre
Karin used her Winston Churchill Memorial Trust (WCMT) fellowship to spend time with Dr Yukimi Uchide, a world leader in creative approaches to dementia care.
11 July 2017

The time is right, the time is now: human rights and housing

Dessie Donnelly
Participation and the Practice of Rights (PPR) and its partners are supporting social housing tenants in Scotland and Ireland to use human rights approaches to address their housing problems.
Strengthening the Voluntary Sector
10 July 2017

My engagement with dance: words cast spells…

Alison Williams
Alison is an academic and dancer with Parkinson's. She describes the benefits dancing brings to her life.
3 July 2017

Play and potential: not too old to join the circus

Vicki Amedume, Upswing
Upswing uses the playfulness and wonder of circus to bring people together and enable people to discover new potential in themselves and in others. Its Director talks about Upswing's work with older people.
29 June 2017

Tech, dance, a care home and Lord Byron – a strangely magical combination

Harriet Lowe
The Foundation's Communications and Research Officer visited Millbeck care home in Nottingham to see City Arts Nottingham's Armchair Gallery project in action.
6 June 2017

Old people crazy to paint

David Cutler
Youth has never necessarily been the pinnacle of an artistic career as the British Museum's "Hokusai - beyond the wave" exhibition clearly shows....
31 May 2017

The Posh Club – progressive working class entertainment for elegant elders

Simon Casson
The Posh Club is a glamorous cabaret and high tea for elegant elders and swanky senior citizens... Its producer, Simon Casson, explains how it works...
16 May 2017

Speaking of unspoken things

François Matarasso
Considering the role of art in marking fundamental moments in life, including death.
9 May 2017

There are challenges but the case for arts in care homes is overwhelming

David Cutler
A version of a speech delivered by David Cutler, Director of the Baring Foundation, to the conference at the Art Council of Northern Ireland.
26 April 2017

Life is for living: artistry in old age

François Matarasso
François Matarasso gave this talk at the Independent Creative Living Conference in Gateshead in June 2016 on why creative agency, the ability to act as an artist, is as important in old age as in any other time of life.