As part of her Creative Wales journey, Alison had a fantastic visit to Northern Ireland to meet Teya Sepunick, director of the inspirational Theatre of Witness and see some of her work. Teya has been creating performances with people’s real life stories for over 20 years in the US and Europe.
We are getting excited about our new theatre project, Age, which will be created over the next 2 months at Chapter. We will be exploring what it’s like to grow old in 2013? Does an awareness of time affect our lives in the here and now? Do our dreams and desires change? What do our older performers have to say about ageing and all that comes with it?
This June we are delighted to be participating in the Culture, Health and Wellbeing International Conference in Bristol. We are looking forward to connecting with other arts practitioners from around the globe. We are particularly excited that Dr Uchide, who Karin travelled to Japan to work with and learn from in 2010 will be speaking alongside Karin at the conference. Dr Uchide is an international leader in the field of creative approaches to dementia care and an inspiring woman not to be missed!
Alison has been awarded a Creative Wales Award from the Arts Council of Wales. She is delighted to receive this prestigious award and is looking forward to spending time reflecting on the work of Re-Live and engaging with other practitioners, including Michael Balfour and Sarah Woodland from Griffith University, Australia, and leading social action theatre company, Collective Encounters.