Telling Older People’s Stories (2023-24)
Thanks to funding from the Dumfries & Galloway Regional Arts Fund AV has been able to continue some activities in the region this autumn and winter.
Our first session took us back to Eskdalemuir, where Catherine Urquhart facilitated Writing about Ageing in Haiku on 28 October.
darts of autumn sun
set old tree ablaze
my heart sings
Participants read a selection of haiku on the theme of ageing and it’s relation to the change of the seasons, particularly autumn to winter. The rest of the session was spent crafting their own haikus, which you can read here.
Renita Boyle will be leading sessions at Stranraer and Wigtownshire Dementia Resource Centre in Stranraer later this month and in December.
Telling Older People’s Stories (2022-23)
Telling Older People’s Stories was an Autumn Voices project taking place across Dumfries & Galloway from summer 2022 to spring 2023.
We offered workshops and other sessions led by a variety of artists, all with experience of working with older people.
Annan Day Centre
Please take some time to read their poems!
Eskdalemuir Community Hub
- Bookmaking with Hugh Bryden, Roncadora Press – 16 July 2022 – Details
- Mastering The Art of Camera Phone Photography with Nicola Stead – 3 September 2022 – Details
- Memory Doors: a poetry workshop with Hugh McMillan – 8 October 2022
- Diving In with Sukhema (aka Larry Butler) – 18 February 2023
A’ the Airts Community Art Centre
With A’ the Airts Community Art Centre in Sanquhar, we ran three sessions in November 2022 with florist Lynsey Burnett and artist Brigid Collins.
Autumn Voices is grateful to Dumfries & Galloway Third Sector Interface Mental Health & Wellbeing Fund for financial support.