Live and Learn – a celebration with Collective Encounters

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Liverpool based professional theatre company, Collective Encounters, will be holding a free, celebratory event at The Poppy Centre, 179 Townsend Lane, Liverpool from 12:30pm – 4pm on Saturday 12th September.

Collective Encounters is teaming up with other cultural and heritage organisations from Liverpool to promote activities and services available to older people in Liverpool. Confirmed contributors include National Museums Liverpool’s House of Memories project, Merseyside Dance Initiative and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic’s Leap into Music. The day will be packed with workshops, a panel discussion on health and wealth inequality and a performance from Collective Encounters’ very own theatre company of older people at 3:30pm.

Collective Encounters runs a number of projects for older people across the city and can provide workshops for free to care homes, day and health settings. At the event the company will also be launching the second edition of its highly successful Arts & Dementia Pocket Guide and giving away free copies.  Artistic Director Sarah Thornton says,  ‘We are excited to be working in partnership with The Poppy Centre to mount this event. We see this as an opportunity to draw attention to both some of the important issues older people face as well as the interesting and innovative arts and cultural provision designed for older people in Liverpool. We are also incredibly grateful to the Liverpool Clinical Commissioning Group for funding this event”.

Live & Learn is hoping to attract older people, artists, carers, people with dementia and anyone interest in good theatre.  All activities are free but you may need to book if you would like to take part in a workshop. For more information contact Collective Encounters on 0151 291 3887 or visit their website

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