Engaging Generations, April 8th

Generation speaks unto generation

Brockley Central's mum used to work for Help the Aged at a time when they ran a Blue Peter appeal to raise money to help old people cope with problems such as incontinence. Relative to the success of other Blue Peter campaigns on behalf of blind children in Africa or horse riding for people with disabilities, incontinence did not prove to be an issue which caught young people's imaginations. With that in mind, the organisers of this have been in touch:

To help build greater understanding between generations, an event called Engaging Generations will be held at the Stephen Lawrence Centre in Deptford, on April 8th.

Introduced by Heidi Alexander MP for Lewisham East, this half day seminar for arts, health and community practitioners and volunteers will introduce intergenerational practice. The session will include presentations by intergenerational specialists including Susan Langford MBE, as well as best practice and current activity in the community and further afield.

Participants will also have the chance to take part in workshops delivered by Age Exchange, Entelechy Arts and Magic Me exploring practical activities and exercises used to create intergenerational work through movement, visual and performance arts and reminiscence.

The whole day is a free event at the Stephen Lawrence Centre in Deptford. The full schedule of events is available here.

For more information, please contact Malcolm Jones at Age Exchange Theatre malcolm.jones@age-exchange.org.uk