Joining the Debate


Magic Me has taken an active lead in challenging ageism and in promoting the human rights of older people, particularly those living in care settings.  We also continue to look at the role of arts and culture in making change in our societies and look for opportunities to connect with others to share ideas, questions and experiences.

We work with, and have worked with, a number of others who share our interests.

Challenging Ageism

All Party Parliamentary Group on Social Integration inquiry into Intergenerational Connection
In December 2017 a Magic Me group attended the House of Commons to provide evidence and ideas to this inquiry. Older participants, a volunteer, a deputy headteacher and staff all spoke about the benefits of intergenerational interaction and learning and challenged MPs to ban the phrase ‘anti-ageing’ on all beauty products.

Intergenerational Activity

Magic Me has been a member of the London Intergenerational Network since its formation in 2005. LIN is an informal network, with members meeting twice a year to share practice, ideas and information. Interested in getting involved? Contact Kate Hodson at Magic Me to find out about future meetings.

The arts

Flourishing Lives

Magic Me is a member of this London-wide coalition of organisations taking a creative, relational approach to supporting richer, more independent lives for older people. We have collaborated with Flourishing Lives on a training event for members and their re:Generation festival at Tate Modern in May 2018.

64 Million Artists
promote everyday creativity, something Magic Me really values. We collaborated on their Intergenerational Challenge in August 2017 providing simple arts activity ideas with an intergenerational twist.

Age of Creativity
We regularly contribute to the Age of Creativity newsfeed.

What Next?  
is a movement bringing people together to articulate champion and strengthen the role of culture in our society. We have participated in local What Next? meetings and the national movement.