Art + Memory

7-9pm, Tuesday 14 November 2017
Location: Danesholme Community Centre



An open discussion about the psychological effects of aging and the role of the arts in enriching life for older people, led by a dementia expert and an artist duo.

Stand + Stare work with technologists, academics, archivists and even cheesemakers. Always seeking to challenge convention and to tell a good story, they create automated experiences, often based on archive material, and immersive performances. Their work is characterized by a sense of warmth and nostalgia with particular attention given to the design.

This discussion marked the beginning of Living Legacy, a project in which Stand + Stare will produce an interactive artwork for older people in Corby. This work will respond to the needs of the community by engaging and inspiring elderly individuals, some of whom live in social isolation as well as have physical disabilities. Fermynwoods has partnered with the Royal Voluntary Service to deliver this innovative and socially-engaged project. RVS provides practical and emotional support for older people across the UK.

Royal Voluntary Service

Made possible with support from Arts Council England, Northamptonshire Community Foundation, Garfield Weston Foundation and Made In Corby


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