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HOME is WHERE the art is

 Posted On 06 April 2020

Supported by Brent 2020 Culture Fund, LEAP Intergenerational Arts led a series of creative workshops that saw primary schools and day-care centres in Brent work together with artists to produce creative exhibitions, recordings and live performances.

The creative play sessions related to themes such as food, childhood games, home comforts and outside spaces and nature; using objects, music, smells and visuals to trigger interactions between the generations.

From talking about the great outdoors and what makes us feel at home, to painting pictures of our gardens and drawing our rooms. Home is certainly where the art is.

"It really has been fun! I really didn’t know what I was getting myself into, but what I got myself into, was very nice!"

— Older participant, Sudbury

HOME Is Where The ART Is created meaningful interaction between the older and younger participants, giving both an increase in wellbeing and confidence. Read some of the beautiful quotes from the participating schools and view the images from the sessions.

Due to the current Covid-19 situation, the final showcase has been postponed. However, keep an eye on our website for updates and follow LEAP on Twitter.

"The children are loving it! They are excited every week to come to Elders Voice. Some quieter children have really come out of their shell,"

— Teaching Assistant, Princess Frederica school

"I was also surprised by how caring and patient the children were with the older people. I think the experience brought out a nurturing side in them."

— Teacher, Princess Frederica school

"The conversations they were having by the end of the project were really interesting and they were relating to each other on much deeper levels (learning about families, etc.)"

— Teaching Assistant, Princess Frederica school