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  • Research on ageing – what’s arts and creativity got to do with it?

    Thursday 13 October 2016, The Playhouse, Derry/Londonderry

    On his second visit to The Playhouse, Dominic Campbell facilitated a one-day workshop to consider how artists and researchers can collaborate to explore the changing nature of an older society, and the shifts in meaning and experiences of being older.

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    Roberta Bacic (Conflict Textiles) and Dominic Campbell

    Researchers and artists were invited to to talk about their work, and the discussion sessions focused on the following issues:

    • What collaborations between artist and researchers exist? What is being learnt from them?
    • Where are the gaps and opportunities for collaborations between artists and researchers?
    • Many arts organisations are familiar with evaluation but are often not actively involved in research. How could such an involvement be beneficial? What might it achieve?
    • What benefits for the population at large might develop from effective collaboration?

     

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    Ukulele Orchester, The Playhouse

     

     

    Speakers included:

    Lunch was accompanied by the Ukulele Orchestra, based in the Playhouse.