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Leeds Playhouse’s travelling installation aims to reduce isolation of older people

The fairground inspired pop-up resource is produced with support from Comic Relief.

Leeds Playhouse It's For You. Photography by David Lindsay

Leeds Playhouse has created a travelling installation which seeks to reduce social isolation amongst older people in Leeds.

Built as part of a three-year project with Comic Relief, the fairground inspired pop-up resource was created by designer Emma Williams in collaboration with members of the community aged 55 and over.

The multi-coloured, light-up structure features a musical jukebox and comfortable chairs to host creative activities and kick-start conversation, aiming to create a comfortable space for older people to use creatively.

“As an organisation we are always trying new and innovative ways to engage audiences,” explains Leeds Playhouse Artistic Director James Brining.

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“I’m incredibly proud our pioneering work with older people and I am hugely grateful to Comic Relief for supporting us in realising this fantastic project.”

It’s For You – a project which offers a comfortable space for older people to use creatively. Credit: David Lindsay.

The workshops and installation can next be seen at Richmond Hill Community Centre on 23rd August, 6th & 20th September, and 4th October.

The workshops will also take place at Flamingos Coffee House, Central Arcade Leeds, on 30th August, 13th & 27th September.


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