Magic Me

On the first  National Day of Arts in Care Homes  on 24 September 2019 we announced that New Adventures  would be one of the four arts partners in  Magic Me's  second Artists’ Residencies in Care Homes Project taking place across Essex.  

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. 

Our ambition is to create a new piece of dance theatre using New Adventures’ creative devices, to be performed at St. Fillans in October 2020. The performance will be created with the residents as co-collaborators; we are currently spending time with residents in St. Fillans and running workshops, to capture some of their stories and tales for the creation of the devised performance piece; which will integrate the residents with company of 8 Romeo and Juliet local cast members who will be working with Choreographer, Arielle Smith.  

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