The Carnival marches on with Agency extending its reach into the community. We collaborate with a range of services to produce this festival event for the general public.
The following two films are earlier heroes of this work. It stands by the right to participate in cultural activities at any stage of life.
Fantastically disrupts the stories we tell ourselves about ageing.Dominic Campbell ~ Creative Ageing International
Artists build relationships in workshops with older people leading up to the event.
Volunteers and staff join circus and music sessions, gaining skills they can apply in care.
Young and older are invited from the community to create performances for this non-stop variety show.
We are unapologetic in disrupting perceptions of traditional entertainment for the ‘oldies’.
Our event is carnivalesque in nature.
It blurs the line between audience and performer. We construct an immersive experience with surprising choices.
You’re warmly welcomed at the door.
The house band accompanies the MC. Performances play out in the round. Hosts rove with tea trolley’s brimming with delights. Artists sketch in the moment.
We are all ages, kings and queens together in the here and now.
Carnival of the Here and Now ultimately aims to influence audiences to change the way we see ageing.
The delivery from our team relies on high class hospitality and warmth. Genuine equal care and dignity for all ages.
The process is valuable experience for volunteers interested in working in the care industry.
The event provides opportunity for older people to make social connections with those they would not easily meet.
It is an authentic place-based age friendly event that strengthens the social fabric of our communities.