Part of the Creative Community Recovery Programme, our Culture Café is a series of free online discussions for older adults facilitated by professional artists. An opportunity to settle down with a cup of tea and natter with like-minded people about all things cultural.
Designed in response to the ongoing pandemic and running alongside our main Take Part programme, our newly launched Creative Community Recovery series offers a range of workshops, discussions and activities focusing on supporting mental health and emotional wellbeing . Click here for more information.
Sessions will be delivered online via ZOOM. Participants will be contacted 24 hrs before the session via email with a link to the session.
The Rise of Monologues
Thu 12 Nov, 2pm-3pm
A discussion around the rise of the monologue during the pandemic and its reinvention on our screens. Join practitioner Sarah Johnson, as we focus on a selection of the BBC’s new series of Alan Bennett’s Talking Heads monologues and explore how the recent interpretations speak to us (or not) in today’s world.
Our Favourite Musicals
Thu 19 Nov, 2pm-3pm
Join Theatre maker, performer and playwright, Joseph Ballard, as we discuss our top favourite musicals and memories of them. Come prepared to share a bit about your favourite musical and tell us why it’s your favourite.
Picasso and Paper
Thu 26 Nov, 2pm-3pm
Join artist Kate Munro to talk about the Royal Academy’s virtual exhibition and how the use of this everyday material was used with immense creativity.
View the exhibition online before the discussion here: https://www.royalacademy.org.uk/article/picasso-and-paper-virtual-exhibition-tour
The World of Interactive Literature
Thu 3 Dec, 2pm-3pm
Based on a Hieronymus Bosch painting, The Garden by Ben Samuels (Limbik Theatre) is a short story about a girl who disappears. So do the words and images on the page…until they come back again, sometimes unexpectedly.
It places the reader in the centre of the story using immersive technology and ambisonic sound. We will be discussing the themes in terms of the content and the form, and asking how does the interactivity change your experience of the story? Is it still preferable to snuggle down with a good book?
To access the story before the discussion go to http://limbiktheatre.com/the-garden/The_Garden.html You will need a laptop or smart phone and a pair of headphones.