A huge congratulations to Moving Memory who, in partnership with the Gulbenkian Theatre in Canterbury, Kent County Council Arts Unit and Kent County Council Adult Social Care, have been awarded one of the prestigious ‘Celebrating Age’ awards (Arts Council England & Baring Foundation) for ‘Still Stomping’. This project will be carried out over 2 years and promises to extend practice and training in intergenerational performance based activities. The project involves a large team including Digital Artists – Butch Auntie, Theatre Specialist – Tim Webb of Oily Cart and UoK Sports scientists.
Still Stomping is a multi-strand project, built on the substantial expertise of its partners, which provides a range of imaginative, high-quality creative experiences, devised, led by and involving older people, which challenge assumptions about older people. Activities will include experienced older performers devising and performing with a supporting group of young people; a new participatory group and training for active older people; a creative programme bringing older people in residential care together with primary school children and an exploration of the possibilities of installation work in residential settings. Participants and audiences of all ages will experience work that transcends age, defies pity and lifts the heart.