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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.

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:



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 You will need a laptop or smart phone and a pair of headphones.



History of Song (Part One)

Mon 1 Feb, 11am – 12noon

Come and explore the rich variety of the art song repertoire! The great Western classical composers have all devoted some of their best creative energy to produce these wonderful vocal masterpieces in miniature: one voice and a piano… and a poem!




History of Song (Part Two)

Mon 8 Feb, 11am – 12noon