Working with homeless people in Vilnius, Lithuania and Manchester, England. Creating an embroidered quilt, poems, audio pieces and other artwork.
Things to do is a pioneering pilot project, working with people living with dementia, redefining relationships with art, carers and the self. It is resulting in workshops and test-driving draft pages for a creative activity book.
Art and poetry workshops in Oldham with older people including those with dementia, resulted in a book of creative ‘recipes’ for artwork and poetry stimulated by reminiscence.
Older people living with dementia recorded their Life Stories, through art and poetry.
Homeless people in Manchester created a quilt out of denim fabric, responding to the questions when where you warm? when where you cold?
The PCT researched dementia care in Salford. Our aim was to create art and poetry with older people that reflected what it ‘felt like’ to live with dementia, complementing the more formal research.
Working with hard-to-reach older people in the arts, in an economically deprived area. Workshops at the local Bingo, Chiropody clinic, Tesco, library, day centre…
Homeless people in Manchester wrote themselves into the public eye, creating ‘customised’ tourist postcards and Lowry postcards of Manchester and Salford.
Patience, resulted in a book of art and poetry by older people in hospital designed to help people cope with the emotional journey through illness.
With older Jewish people including holocaust survivors, creating short animated artworks shown on the BBC big screens and at Piccadilly Train Station.