We’re inviting older members across Greater Manchester to connect with local artists and
dial into a conversation as part of a new creative collective.
We’re Art with Heart, an arts company based in Salford who design and deliver theatre
performances, workshops and people-led creative projects with community groups, arts
organisations and schools across the UK.
During lockdown we’ve watched as the older people in our community and families are
reduced to negative numbers and throwaway figures. From the treatment of care home
communities, to the increased isolation and lack of connectivity, it’s clear that there’s a
need for the voices of older people to be raised, and for change in our society.
Art with Heart wants to help to make that change by bringing things back to basics:
two people, a phone and the time to engage creatively and connect meaningfully.
Every Tuesday from the end of July until the end of August, we’d like you to join us for a
creative chat. At the same time each week, one of our artists will give you a call. They have
plenty to natter about – and we hope you do too. At the end of the project, each of our
artists will be creating a response to your experience together.
We believe that the older people in our communities deserve better. Safer spaces. Clearer
connectivity. Creative interactions that go beyond practicalities. To be more than a tally of
numbers. We want you to work with us to disrupt the perception of what it is to be an older
person in Greater Manchester today, and we’ll have a good natter along the way!
What to expect:
• After you sign up, one of our team will be in touch to tell you more about the project
• You will then be allocated an artist, who you will speak to each week of the project
• Your artist will call you every Tuesday at the same time
• Calls will last up to 45 minutes, but can be shorter if you would prefer
• The first call will take place on Tuesday the 28th of July, and the last call will take
place on Tuesday the 25th of August
• At the end of the project, our artists will create a response to the project, which will
be shared on Art with Heart’s website and social media channels. We’ll make sure
you get to see it first too!
We’re really excited to have the opportunity to connect with some new people in our local
neighbourhoods and hope you’ll join us.
To take part in this activity you will need to:
Email: Megan on [email protected] or call her via 07525 832266