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The Arts & Ageing Podcast

Nov 15, 2021

Having interviewed all four artists and many participants from the Creative Enquiry Arts and Older People residencies, Ellie O'Byrne takes a look at some common themes, from the importance of retaining our individualism in the ageing process to emphasising time, trust and process over product in creative engagements...


Nov 8, 2021

"Sometimes, working with older people, they've seen it all so they're often much more open than you'd expect them to be and really willing to try things and put themselves out there." Helga Deasy and Susan McManamon reflect on their movement and music work with Nazareth House nursing home and Mayfield Men's Shed as part...


Nov 1, 2021

“I said this isn’t going to work, not with the crowd that we have. If you can imagine seventy-year-olds in a room and they’ve never done proper singing before and suddenly they’re doing all this stretching and breathing." Noel Keohane of Mayfield Men's Shed Choir describes the ups and downs of working with Helga...


Oct 25, 2021

At Nazareth House nursing home in Mallow, Co Cork, dancer Helga Deasy and musician Susan McManamon, who worked together on their Creative Enquiry Arts and Older People residency with MusicAlive, have returned after two years to give another music and movement workshop. Hear from Mary Curtin, who is married to Seán,...


Oct 18, 2021

Font size on printed materials, transport, the time that events are on, no-one to go with, weather, the cost of tickets: find out what artist Marie Brett learned about the barriers that prevent older people from attending arts festival events.  Marie worked with Cork Midsummer Festival on her Cultural Lore project...