Inside Out Festival will take place this November in Leyton and Leytonstone. It is a new intergenerational arts event connecting young adult locals with care home neighbours through creative making, conversation and community spirit! We have recruited a group of local people to join us in this very unique opportunity and to exercise their artistic talents to create original art works in collaboration with older local neighbours. The results will be presented in a public exhibition at two local care homes as part of Waltham Forest’s Borough of Culture’s ‘Make it Happen’ programme.
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Arts workshops in the care homes will be led by Magic Me’s team of professional artists Sue Mayo, Ben Connors, Natalie Keymist and Hassan Vawda. They plan to transform the care home environment and create something extraordinary that will capture the imaginations of the local community!
Care Homes in our communities are exciting art venues in their own right, where inspiring and important art can be produced and exhibited. Our groups of everyday artists will make work that challenges ideas about what a care home is, what types of creative activities happen within care settings, and what local residents living in care homes are capable of. Working together intensively over two weekends, they will create something that will inspire audiences at both local and possibly national level to reconsider the stereotypes of old age and the care sector, tackle fears of ageing, while creating unique artworks that captures the identity of participants, and the local area!
Workshop + Exhibition Dates:
-Inside Out George Mason Lodge, Leytonstone
Led by Magic Me artists Sue Mayo and Natalie Keymist
Workshops: Sat 2nd November (10-4pm) and Sat 9th November (10-4pm) (participants only)
Exhibition: Sunday 10th November DETAILS HERE
-Inside Out Glebelands, Leyton
Led by Magic Me artists Ben Connors and Hassan Vawda
Workshops: Sat 16th November (10-4pm) and Sat 23rd November (10-4pm) (participants only)
Exhibition: Sunday 24th November DETAILS HERE
If you have any questions, or would like to chat more about the festival, don’t hesitate to get in touch with Sarah Watson – Inside Out Festival Project Coordinator.
020 3222 6064 / firstname.lastname@example.org
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Inside Out festival is possible thanks to ‘Make It Happen’ Waltham Forest Borough of Culture fellowship grants.
Inside Out Festival is part of Magic Me’s Quality Street programme bringing together generations in Waltham Forest. The programme is funded by the L&Q Foundation.
(Photo above from one of our first introductory workshops).