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Age of Creativity Festival Event

12 October 2017

The Panel

Caroline Abrahams- Charity Director, Age UK

- Creativity and culture- and the role of older people

David Cutler- Director, Baring Foundation

- An international perspective

Darren Henley OBE- CEO, Arts Council England

- Creativity and culture- and the role of the arts

Penny Thewlis- CEO, Age UK Oxfordshire (Chair)

- Cross sector partnership working at a local level


Followed by

Best Practice examples

Best Practice 1: Age UK Oxfordshire, Partnership Model, Lead Speaker: Farrell Curran

Best Practice 2: Equal Arts, Partnership project, Lead Speaker: Kate Parkin

Best practice 3: Royal Exchange Theatre Elders programme, Lead Speaker: Andy Barry


Round table discussions

What could Age UK/ Organisations that support older people do to support more older people to access creative opportunities?

What could Arts Council England/ Cultural organisations do to support more older people to access creative opportunities?

What support/ resources would best support the development of more sustainable opportunities for older people to engage in creative opportunities as audiences, participants, volunteers and artists?

* Information gathered during the event will be used to inform the Creative and Cultural Participation project and establish a new creative toolkit

- Closing thoughts

- Networking opportunity

Please book directly for ‘Love Later Life: Creativity and Cultural Participation’ here:

 https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/love-later-life-creative-and-cultural-participation-tickets-35880458417

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