The “Recycled Teenagers” were our arts group for older people in 2012, from Monica Wills on West Street, Bedminster.
The Tell Me a Story intergenerational storytelling project worked with children from Holy Cross RC Primary to create an original show in November / December 12 – The Magic Box of Stories.
The Tell Me a Story group is delivered through acta’s My Generation (intergenerational community theatre, Baring Foundation) and Get Together (Bedminster) programmes. In 2013, the group is meeting Tuesdays at the acta centre, 1.30 – 3.30pm, and working with year 2 children from Compass Point Children’s Centre. We are always looking for new members.
Previous local intergenerational projects have included the OPA (Older People’s Arts) On Our Street puppet show & book (2009), and a patchwork storytelling den that toured to reception classes in local primary schools (2010). In Summer 2011, the group created a new performance, Sherbet, Snails and Pinky Fruit, which performed at the M-Shed & at a range of local primary schools and older people’s community groups.