Creative music and dance activity for older people aged 60 and above in Lewisham.
Inspired not Tired provides opportunities for older adults to take part in creative activity, engage in projects with other groups including other local groups for older adults, schools and Trinity Laban students, perform at venues across London, develop new creative skills and connect with other likeminded people in your local area. The programme is supported by Lewisham Council.Get in touch
Tate Exchange - Liquid Crystal
Music and dance students and older adults take part in a creative collaboration at Tate Modern
A diverse group of older and younger people will share the culmination of a week of experimentation as part of Trinity Laban's CoLab festival, on Friday 16 February 2018. Inspired by two works at the Tate Modern – Babel (2001) by Cildo Meireles and The Crystal Quilt (1985-87) by Suzanne Lacy – the group will produce a human kinetic sculpture that can be creatively transformed, added to and changed by the public who are invited to join in.
Laban Building, Tuesdays 10.15h -11.45h
This creative dance group meets once a week at the Laban Building in Deptford. The class combines gentle contemporary dance technique with creative dance to improve strength and flexibility, with a chance to work with others to create your own movement. Taught by one of Trinity Laban's Dance Practitioners, we welcome all levels of ability and no previous experience is required.
Venue: Laban Building, Creekside, London SE8 3DZ
Transport: The nearest rail is Deptford and tube is Cutty Sark DLR. Buses from Lewisham to Wavelengths stop on Creekside: 47
This class is currently fully booked. If you wish to be added to the waiting list please email us or call 020 8305 9364.
Voices in Motion
Bellingham, Thursdays 10.30h - 12.00h
Voices in Motion are led by dance artists and musicians from Trinity Laban, focussing on creatively combining movement and vocals. Meeting once a week in Bellingham, Voices in Motion welcomes all levels of ability and no previous experience of singing or dance is required.
Venue: The Green Man, 355 Bromley Road, London SE6 2RP
Transport: Nearest rail is Beckenham Hill or Bellingham. Buses 136, 181, 208, 320, 54, N136, N47 stop outside The Green Man. The 54 stops on Beckenham Hill Road and the 336 stops at the bottom of Southend Lane and Whitefoot Lane. Limited parking is available on the surrounding residential streets.
To join or for further information please email us or call 020 8305 9398.
Sydenham, Tuesdays 10.00h - 12.00h (noon)
This weekly social befriending group for people over 60, in partnership with Ageing Well Lewisham, combines singing with other art forms. The group regularly performs publicly; past performance venues have included The Albany, King Charles Court and The Horniman Museum and Gardens. Led by a professional musician from Trinity Laban, all levels of ability are welcome and no previous experience is required. Come along and give it a try!
Venue: The Grove Centre, 2 Jews Walk, Sydenham SE26 6PL
Transport: Minibus transport and other assistance can be provided depending on area.
Nearest Rail: Sydenham
Wheelchair access provided.
To join or for further information, contact Ageing Well on 020 8698 3735 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Young at Heart
Bellingham, Thursdays 14.15h - 16.15h
The Young at Heart club is a weekly social group for older people, meeting in Bellingham Green. A creative practitioner from Trinity Laban works with the group regularly, leading singing, music making in combination with other art forms. Please note that this group is currently full.
Inspired not Tired
Groups take part in a range of regular and one off projects, connecting with people, old and young, in a variety of settings including the Tate Modern, Care Homes and local schools.
- 1 - The Befrienders
- 2 - Boundless
- 3 - Blackheath Halls Community Opera Composition Project 2017
- 4 - 'Blind Date' Colab Project at Tate Exchange 2017
- 5 - Beyond the Walls Age Exchange Project 2017
The Older People's Arts Network (OPAN) is a network of older people's arts providers within the London Borough of Lewisham which includes Age Exchange; Community Connections; Entelechy Arts; Greenwich Dance; Montage Theatre Arts; SLaM; The Albany and Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance. OPAN member organisations work together to help find ways to share information about local opportunities for older people to experience and take part in arts and culture. We hope to improve what is offered through partnership work, shared expertise and practice and training.
Trinity Laban's Learning and Participation teams are working with OPAN to make Lewisham a great place to grow old.