Quality Street will build mutually beneficial, cross-generational connections in Leyton, increasing happiness and wellbeing, across three generations living in the area. Each year, a new annual street festival will be co-designed with the school and other partners, to celebrate and showcase all ages in the community.
How to get involved with Quality Street
If you are local to Waltham Forest, particularly Leyton, and would like to get involved in this project, read on!
Inside Out Festival
Inside Out Festival took place in November 2019 in Leyton and Leytonstone. A new intergenerational arts event that connected young adult locals with care home neighbours through creative making, conversation and community spirit!
Magic Me's Projects with the Community
As well as working with schools and with care homes, Magic Me also partners housing associations, older people’s community groups, day centres and youth organisations.
Meet the Street - part of Quality Street Year 1
Meet the Street was a glorious coming together of all the projects over year 1.
Wonderful Wednesdays - part of Quality Street Year 1
Every Wednesday a group of seventeen Year 3 students from George Mitchell Primary School have met with adults from Glebelands, a sheltered housing group in Leyton to explore ways in which different generations can come together to make, imagine and celebrate.
Generations United - part of Quality Street Year 1
Generations United brought together Year 5 boys and adults from Leyton Orient Walking Football Club for 6 weeks through April and May this year with sessions taking place at “The Hub” community space, Leyton Orient FC. Led by artists Ben and Surya the group explored themes of Games, Play and Football. This collaboration was an exciting new venture, bringing creative arts and sports together.
Our Celebration - Quality Street Year 1
Our Celebration is part of the Quality Street project. From March to June, an intergenerational group aged from 7-100 met at Albany Court sheltered housing scheme each week. Working with artists Chuck, Mia and Kathy the group explored the theme of celebration through photography, costume, framing, storytelling and making. Over the weeks they shared personal stories of celebrations, experimented with different creative processes and had a lot of fun!