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Elders Exchange Day 2019

Part of England's Age of Creativity Festival

  • 19 May 2019
  • The Theatre - The Studio - The Great Hall

Following the last two year’s hugely successful Elders Exchange Days, the Royal Exchange Theatre will once again host a celebration of older people as makers and artists.

Elders Exchange Day is part of the Age of Creativity Festival (1 - 31 May) - England’s nationwide festival celebrating older people.

Elders Exchange Day will be a celebration of older people as makers and artists.

The Royal Exchange will be buzzing with workshops, performances, discussions and activity. All events are free. Everyone is welcome to drop into our building at any point between 11am and 5pm to see what is happening, take part or join the conversation.

PROGRAMME OF EVENTS

THE BIG CONVERSATION Is it time we talked about age and ageism?
11.30am – 1pm in The Theatre

The Royal Exchange Elders Company have developed a series of postcard provocations to kickstart conversations about Arts and Ageing. This session will be a chance to share your views, respond, talk, listen, and challenge. Come alone or with a friend, sit at a table in our beautiful theatre space and start talking. This session is open to anyone of any age.
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ELDERS ACTING FOR THEATRE-IN-THE-ROUND
2pm – 3.30pm in The Theatre 

A chance to explore how actors prepare to perform in our unique space with professional actor (THE BACCHAE and OUR TOWN) and theatre director, Wyllie Longmore. No experience necessary.
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ELDERS MAKE MUSIC
2pm – 3.30pm in the Rehearsal Room

Fun introduction to music-making and singing with composer Bill Connor. No experience necessary.
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SPOKEN WORD
2pm - 3pm in The Studio

As part of our ELDERS MONDAYS programme, we host regular writing workshops. Some of our budding writers will share their creations.
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INTERGENERATIONAL THEATRE
3.30pm – 4.30pm in The Studio

Graduates of our Elders and Young Company have been busy working together to create their own theatre. Come and experience the results.
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Throughout the day there will be free creative activities in the Great Hall and ALL FM will broadcast live between 12pm - 3.30pm.

All activity is free but to guarantee a place at events, please book at box office on 0161 833 9833 or online.

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  • Event Information
  • VENUE: The Theatre, The Studio, The Rehearsal Room and The Great Hall

    EVENT DATE & TIME: Sunday 19 May, 11am - 5pm

    TICKET INFORMATION: All events are free but to guarantee a place, please book at Box Office on 0161 833 9833 or online

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