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

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.

“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.

Samuel Payne
Samuel Paynehttp://samuelpayne.weebly.com
Reviewer of Theatre in the North, including releases of classic film and television.

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