- 23 March 2017
- The Front Room
Elders aren’t just older – they’re wiser. In a good society, older people are respected for their experience, for their knowledge and for everything they can teach us.
The Royal Exchange Elders Company is for everyone aged 60+ who wants to feel connected to new people and ideas, develop performance skills and make boundary-pushing theatre that challenges negative stereotypes of ageing.
"I am not the same person who joined The Elders on that very first day. Nothing else I do in my activities or, indeed, have done in the past has brought my new found confidence I am now experiencing. I want to shout from the rooftops, ‘look out world, here I come. And if I can do it, so can you."
Elders Investigate sessions enable older people to explore and interrogate the relationship between arts & culture and ageing through discussion and creative writing. Sessions are led by Sarah Butler, a novelist who specialises in socially engaged practice and place specific writing.
Thursday 23 March - 11am-1pm - Book Online
Elders Company members have been exploring why some older people in Manchester don’t engage with arts and culture. Using their research, they will debate the motion: Travelling into Manchester is the biggest barrier to older people accessing cultural activity in the city centre, in front of an audience. If you are an older person and would like to hear the debate please join us. There will also be an opportunity to join the discussion and share your own thoughts and ideas.
- Event Information
VENUE: Front Room
TICKET PRICES: FREE
BOOK TICKETS: Box Office: 0161 833 9833 or online