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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...