Creative Ageing: Excellence in Participatory Arts with Older People
Transitions Masterclass | 16 July, 10.30am - 4pm
Delivered by Collective Encounters.
Collective Encounters is a professional arts organisation specialising in theatre for social change through collaborative practice. We use theatre to engage those on the margins of society, telling untold stories and tackling the local, national and international concerns of our time. There are four main strands to our work that all feed into each other; participatory projects, mounting productions, research, and training. The content for this course is based on Collective Encounters approach and research on delivering creative projects with older people, including those living with dementia.
This full day workshop combines presentations from tutors, peer-action-learning and practical exercises, which will introduce participants to:
• A broad range of Creative Ageing practice, illustrated through national and international case studies
• The context to the work
• The social impact and benefits of the work
• Aspects of good practice in Creative Ageing
The workshop will explore the:
• Practical and ethical challenges of working with older adults
• The creative potential of this work
• Practical ideas and exercises
This workshop is aimed at artists from all disciplines working in communities and using creativity as a tool for change, and also those working in the wider heritage, cultural and voluntary sector. No Fit State will take the lead on recruiting attendees.
Schedule and location: Tuesday 16 July 2019, 10.30 – 4pm, NoFit State Circus, Four Elms Road, Cardiff CF24 1LE
Course Leader, Mandy Redvers-Rowe, has led Collective Encounters’ Creative Ageing programme since 2012. Her career as a lecturer, writer and performer both regionally and nationally spans 25 years. For five years she acted as Artistic Director of North West Disability Arts Forum (now DADA) and spent many years as a lecturer in Community Theatre practice at both Liverpool Institute for the Performing Arts and Liverpool Hope University.
Previous participants on this training course have said: “I really enjoyed the day and felt there was a great mixture of interaction and imparted information and activities. A perfect mix! I'll certainly keep an eye out for more training opportunities.” Workshop Participant
This session is part of the Transitions Project, a circus artist and teacher development programme, run by NoFit State Circus and funded by the Arts Council of Wales.
Masterclasses are open to all UK circus professionals and cost £15 to attend. Thanks to the support of the Arts Council of Wales, Welsh-based practitioners can attend sessions for free. Evidence of your link to Wales may be requested after booking.
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