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Women & Theatre has delivered comedy courses in residential homes to people with varying degrees of dementia. Sabra Khan asks one of the comedians to reflect on the experience.
Fergus Early is excited about the funding Green Candle Dance Company has secured for a dance and exercise project for groups of older men.
Zoë Briggs describes how her Creating Learning department at the Ambassador Theatre Group is successfully targeting the growing retired audience.
Veronica Franklin Gould of Arts 4 Dementia discusses how partnership projects are benefiting people with dementia by reviving their creative skills and developing new ones.
Annabel Turpin reports on how ARC’s silver programme is responsive to the needs of the target group − and that’s not ballroom dancing and basket-weaving.
‘Ageing artfully’ has introduced vulnerable older people to BollyWalking. Christina Christou and John Pinder of Akademi explain all.
Jane Coyle tells how DU Dance’s inter-generational programme has recently seen a dance performance by women of all ages, including some in their eighties.
The Elderly Accommodation Counsel launched the Over 60s Art Awards twenty years ago. John Galvin reports on how the awards have showcased the skills and imagination of older people ever since.
What does working smarter in the arts sector mean? Julie Tait describes a project exploring staffing, technology and audience data.
Louise Amery describes how Aberystwyth Arts Centre has worked with Tincan to develop and build its new, rather hungry website.
Ed Green demanded a lot of functionality when he tendered for a new ticketing system and now reports that the Spektrix system has exceeded his expectations.
Dan Eastmond describes how the Monad ticketing system has resulted in a smoother service for customers and more marketing data for the staff.
A combination of technologies offers travellers the opportunity to book tickets for events at the same time as they book their travel arrangements. Bart van Schriek explains how.
The Ironbridge Gorge Museums Trust uses 450 regular volunteers in various roles from demonstrating crafts to litter-picking. Lucy Andrews Manion describes how she keeps them all happy.
Clayton Shaw describes how a volunteering project in digital technology appealed to young people in Birmingham.
Where would you see Juliet played by an English student and Romeo by a Polish cage fighter or ‘Much ado about nothing’ performed by serving sailors? In the Royal Shakespeare Company’s Open Stages initiative, says Ian Wainwright.
The success of Harrow Arts Centre’s 100% programme of events and festivals is based on the many young people involved in both production and performance. Cate Gordon tells how it has evolved.
What should a patron be able to offer an arts organisation? Louise Coles suggests that expectations need to be clear from the outset.
Paul Richards recalls how a dedicated team of volunteers, including performers, created UpRise, London’s anti-racism festival, after the demise of its predecessor.
Groups in the voluntary music sector are often privileged to premiere a new piece of music. Henry Bird looks at how composers and voluntary musicians can best work together.