Age Against the Machine
Learning from the event ricocheted nationally and internationally. A symposium in the City of London’s Guildhall bought together contributors from London, Manchester and Tokyo to reflect on developing best practice. ‘Creative Ageing and the City’ explored effective ways in which artists, arts organisations, local authorities, health and other community partners can effectively work together to support isolated older people to connect with, and contribute to, contribute to the cultural life of their communities. Read a detailed report of the event.
• See the whole of a borough as a venue: work happening on streets, in community halls, hair salons, parks, sheltered housing schemes and people’s front rooms ensured huge reach and a diversity of audiences.
• The importance of placing the voices and imaginations of people from participating communities at the heart of the process: co-production was central to the festival’s success.