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Creative Ageing

13th March 2018

Our Creative Ageing project was first established in 2010, we were one of the first arts centres to have a dedicated team engaging older people with the arts, be that here in our vibrant city centre venue, out in the community as part of our collaborative projects with groups like Alzheimer’s Society, or delivering specialist arts sessions in care homes across the county. The project aims to combat isolation for older people living in our very rural county by delivering high quality arts sessions to improve their personal independence by allowing them to become more active, improving health, well-being and quality of life.

We run a huge range of projects & regular classes at The Courtyard, and a range of training programmes for artists, care professionals, or anyone interested in developing their skills to work with older people. You can also read case studies about our past projects.

For more information or to join our mailing list please contact:

Creative Ageing Team

Direct Line: 01432 346535


The Courtyard’s Creative Ageing Project is kindly funded by the Big Lottery Reaching Communities Fund

Big Lottery Fund

Visit the Creative Ageing website

Creative Ageing at The Courtyard from Rural Media on Vimeo.