The first national conference on the theme of arts, creativity and older people took place in Manchester Town Hall with over two hundred delegates. It was an exciting day of professional exchange and reflection on Arts and older people.
Re-Live were invited to design and facilitate a series of workshops for the first ever Dementia Awareness seminar held in Cardiff and organised by Social Services Development and Training Department, Vale of Glamorgan Council. The experiential workshop for care staff and managers was designed to give participants an experience of what it could be like to be living with dementia.
New Publication - An Evidence Review of the Impact of Participatory Arts on Older People.
This independent review by the Mental Health Foundation was commissioned by the Baring Foundation and is the first synthesis of the evidence base for the effects of participating in artist-led creative projects on older people.
Creative Homes: How the Arts can contribute to quality of life in residential care.
This is a joint publication between the Baring Foundation, NCF (the National Care Forum - the umbrella body for not for profit care providers) and NAPA (the National Association for Providers of Activities for Older People).
We apologise to people who were disappointed at being unable to get a ticket to see our recent performance of Stories to Leave. We had no idea this show would sell out so quickly! This was a very special evening, one audience member described it as "a privilege to have witnessed". The entire project, carried out in partnership with Marie Curie Hospice in Penarth and funded by the Arts Council of Wales has been momentous for Re-Live. A huge thank you to all who supported this ambitious project. (For more on this project visit Stories to Leave page)
We were delighted to be invited back to the fantastic Bealtaine Festival in 2011, this time performing at Cork Opera House. A Story To Call My Own, which has been touring Wales this year, travelled across the waters and met with a wonderful response from the Irish audience. Our after show discussion confirmed our growing belief in the universal nature of the stories we tell.
A Story To Call My Own has been touring Wales with the support of the Arts Council of Wales Night Out scheme.
We are delighted to announce we have recently been awarded an Arts Council of Wales grant of £25,000 to develop a new piece of theatre with older people.