Magic Me

On  National Day of Arts in Care Homes on 24 September 2022 New Adventures are pleased to announce a continued partnership, as one of four arts partners, with  Magic Me's  second Artists’ Residencies in Care Homes Project taking place across Essex.  Postponed due to the pandemic, the project was originally announced on 24 September 2019. New Adventures is now delighted to share new details about the project which is taking place throughout Autumn 2022.

New Adventures Dance Artists Emily Piercy and Alan Vincent will be running a series of workshops with a group of residents, many of whom are living with dementia, at St. Fillans Care Home in Colchester. The aim will be to learn about the residents and explore storytelling through movement.

In November, New Adventures Dance Artist Anjali Mehra will direct and choreograph, alongside Emily, Alan and the dancers, a short film inspired by the residents and their response to the sessions. It will engage with the human connection generated through movement and the memories of their lives that they shared along the way.

The film will be created by Tea Films and produced by New Adventures in November with release date to be announced shortly after. Emily Piercy and Alan Vincent are joined by Reece Causton, Tasha Chu Graham, Glenn Graham and Karishma Young.

Magic Me  is the UK’s leading intergenerational arts charity, they work to bring together primary school children with older people living in care settings and the community to work with professional artists on creative projects. We're excited to begin working with residents and staff at St. Fillans Care Home in Colchester.

We recognise the importance of using this art from to improve the health and well-bring of the most vulnerable people within our communitities.

Imogin Kinchin, Executive Director of New Adventures

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