Ages and Stages Follow on Funding

Ages and Stages project has been awarded follow on funding from the AHRC.

The follow on project, titled 'Ages and Stages: translating research into practice', is running from 1st August 2012 to 31st July 2013 and will enable the team to focus on knowledge exchange and practical activities arising from their research.

The four aims for this funding period are

  1. to set up an intergenerational theatre company at the New Vic Theatre;
  2. to develop intergenerational performance pieces, to be toured to new user communities;
  3. to develop, deliver and evaluate an inter-professional training course for professionals who would like to use intergenerational drama as part of their practice;
  4. to scope out the possibility for a 'Creative Age Festival' in North Staffordshire.


Team members:

Miriam Bernard, Principal Investigator, Professor of Social Gerontology, Keele University

Jill Rezzano, Co-investigator, Head of Education, New Vic Theatre

Dr Michelle Rickett, Research Associate, Keele University

Tracey Harrison, Project Administrator, Keele University

Also Michelle Rickett will be presenting at the Canadian Association on Gerontology (CAG) annual conference in Vancouver in October, on behalf of the Ages and Stages team. The paper is titled 'Theatre, Ageing and Community Memory: Approaches and Findings from the Ages and Stages project'.


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