WRITER SARAH BUTLER HAS BEEN LEADING A SERIES OF INVESTIGATIONS WITH OLDER PEOPLE AS PART OF OUR ELDERS PROGRAMME.
We wanted to explore the relationship between ageing and culture in a creative way that really involved people. The Elders Investigate programme has included writing workshops, debates, discussions, open space conversations and one-to-one chats to find out how people feel about culture and whether their relationship to it has changed with age.
We are launching two pieces of work that capture the year:
The first is a short slideshow about the year-long project, including what we did and what we discovered.
The second is a series of stories about a range of Elders who have taken part in our Elders programme, including Gwyneth who’s been dropping into our Elders Monthly programme for some time, Anthony who’s just become a member of our Elders Company and Gordon who is now a long-established and active member of the Elders Company
In 2017/2018 we are investigating older people as partners, contributors, makers and artists. We’ll be back with our findings next year.