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Interested in having an intergenerational project in your neighbourhood? Want to gain skills to do it yourself, or bring in a team of artists and staff with specialist expertise? Magic Me can help.

Training
Our staff and senior artists can provide training to suit your organisation’s needs – whether you are just getting started on intergenerational arts, or have many years of experience but would relish some fresh ideas.

 Magic Me’s training is a total inspiration. Their playful and imaginative approach to creating genuine intergenerational connections is refreshing, thought-provoking and has resonated throughout our whole working practice at Flourishing Lives. We have directly incorporated our learnings from the session into the planning for our ‘re:GENERATION’ programme at Tate Exchange, and we have had overwhelming feedback from our coalition member organisations that the training has inspired them to rethink their whole strategy around working intergenerationally. Magic Me are a shining example of the relational approach and we highly recommend their training and workshops.

David McDonagh, Flourishing Lives

We have designed and delivered training days and workshops for artists, teachers, community development workers, care home activities organisers and manager everywhere from Suffolk to Singapore, Basildon to Brazil – (where our Director Susan Langford and Associate Artist Sue Mayo ran a week of training on intergenerational arts as part the British Council’s post-2012 legacy work.)

Contact Magic Me via susanlangford@magicme.co.uk or 0203 222 6063 to find out how we can help you.

Commissioned Projects
Magic Me has worked with local authorities, housing associations, care providers and others to deliver contracted or commissioned projects, large and small. Here are a few current and recent examples:

Essex County Council
In 2016 Susan Langford, our Director was commissioned to support the setting up and delivery of the Creative Journeys project, run by Essex County Council with Anglia Ruskin University and funded through Arts Council England. She ran a training day for artists from across Essex and co-led the recruitment and selection process to choose two artists for an intergenerational project in Rochford. She then mentored artists Emma Curtis and Jane Gull as they designed and delivered a term long project Party Time. More information on the project can be found here.

Susan is working with the Essex Cultural Development team who are keen to create a new programme with Magic Me, bringing artists into care homes in 2018/19 onwards. In addition she has been commissioned to run four training days for care home Activities Organisers across the county, on ways to use the arts and intergenerational activity to enhance quality of life for older people.

Tower Hamlets Action on Loneliness
Public Health Tower Hamlets commissioned Magic Me to run this year-long volunteering project to combat social isolation and loneliness amongst older people living in six care homes across the Borough. Find out more here

Jewish Care Portraits of a Dream
This photography project was commissioned to launch a new building on a care home site in north London. Magic Me artists worked with residents, staff and young adult volunteers to create a series of large portraits to hang in public areas of the building. Find out more about this project here.

To find out more about commissioning a project with us, please contact katehodson@magicme.co.uk or call 0203 222 6064

 

 

 

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