Strike a Light attended a really interesting and useful session about Intergenerational arts earlier this month at the cultural venue Rich Mix in Bethnal Green, London. It was organised by Audiences London in collaboration with Magic Me, a commendable London based organisation specialising in intergenerational arts. The Magic Me Director, Susan Langford MBE gave an inspirational talk followed by a sort of networking speed dating event between participants, and some much needed refreshments to conclude.
Strike a Light is attending an interesting course in February 2012 called The Artist in the Archive run by an organisation called Archives for Creativity. See more about the organisation below.
Why Archives For Creativity?
Moving images are central to literacy today. They are transforming how we learn, how we play and how we communicate. We draw on television and film to inform our ideas and our vocabulary. But the rich works of the past are still locked up in archives, for use by the few. By using new technology and new business models we can combine preservation for the future with access for the public today. Moving images will become a source of ideas, creativity and stimulation alongside books and the written word.