A play, a book, an art exhibition
The video of our performance is now available to watch.
Recorded & edited live by Andy Williamson at Ashburton Arts Centre, Dec 2021.
Please pay what you can, all donations shared between the charity Dementia UK, All Is Mended, Ashburton Arts Centre. Thank you.
Lift your spirits and be away with the fairies for an hour!
All Is Mended (the play) is a comedy with a serious side. A repurposing of A Midsummer Night’s Dream telling a new story of life in a care home. A shape-shifting drama, funny and sad, real and dreamlike, a tale of resilience and sacrifice, magic and memories, of life and death and of course love. Interwoven with our collected conversations with local elders and with just 2 actors playing all the parts.
All Is Mended tours across Devon from September through to December 2021, come and be away with the fairies for a hour...
Audience Response Video
Shakespeare in care homes? Yes – theater must pay attention to the unheard and voiceless (ARTICLE)
It’s time we look at the bigger picture to see the value of creative engagement between ourselves and our communities, says Philip Robinson, and to recognise how the arts can benefit health and be an invaluable tool for social change....SEE FULL HERE: https://www.thestage.co.uk/opinion/shakespeare-in-care-homes-yes--theatre-must-pay-attention-to-the-unheard-and-voiceless
Marbling Art created by Care Home Residents
"The wall hangings were created by the residents using various techniques such stencilling, stamping and painting. Working over a period of several weeks each artist was encouraged to contribute what they were able, while working we talked about their lives, gaining information on family and careers which were then reflected by the photos imposed onto the hangings. ‘Bottom’ sleeps under a tree dreaming of the residents of St Swithun’s life experiences. The Coppelia House residents explored love and romance in the depth of the woods with the fairies enhanced by wedding photos."-Bridget Cordory
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Arts Council England, Devon County Council, WG Edwards Trust,
Elmgrant Trust, Tesco Covid Fund, The Burton At Bideford,
Viscount Amory's Charitable Trust, The Bookery (Crediton),
Mel Buchanan & Daniel Eaton, Nick Way, Margaret Squires,
Studio 36 (Exeter), Hedgerow Print (Crediton), Salty’s Studio (Ashburton),
Jennifer Reynolds PR.