It’s only January but it has already been a busy new year for YLA, We have been in rehearsals developing a piece which is part performance, part participatory for older people.
It is part of a brand new membership scheme for care homes in West Yorkshire called ‘at hoMe with the arts‘, which is run by ‘We do’ and supported by funding from Arts Council England and The Baring Foundation.
It brings a mixture of different art events into care homes for residents to enjoy.
We have visited two care homes already this year with a fun seaside inspired reminisence piece called ‘Million Dollar Memory’ with posing bathing beauties, getting changed under towels a doing an Esther William’s esque routine (but on dry land of course) We got the residents waving flags and dancing with us to 40’s/50’s tunes. It was a really lovely experience getting to dance and chat with people who grew up in this era. We met some fantastic people with great stories to tell. We are really looking forward to the next event.
Find out more about at hoMe here.