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The Arts & Ageing Podcast

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, have returned after two years to give another music and movement workshop. Hear from Mary Curtin, who is married to Seán, also a resident,...


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...


Oct 11, 2021

Walking sticks, like traditional crafts, are often handed down from generation to generation within a family. Artist Marie Brett has all-too-real firsthand experience of how traditional skills can slip from our grasp: she comes from a family that were once farriers. Marie's Cultural Lore project was her Creative...


Oct 4, 2021

Artist Colette Lewis discusses the Creative Enquiry residency you heard about in Part 1 and shares what she learned about making communities of interest, about entrenched ageism in our society, and about practical ways to ensure creative projects are inclusive of older people. 


Oct 4, 2021

The key to a sustainable future is to preserve the place-based knowledge of the past. In part one of The Arts & Ageing Podcast, join retired fisherman Kevin Jones, Moggy Somers of community environmental group Cobh Zero Waste and artist Colette Lewis as they discuss the Local Know-how project, which was part...