HOP Pot projects have been popping up all over the city, enabling older people to see and take part in dance, theatre, drumming, visual arts, visits to heritage venues, singing, and more. The projects will be complete by the end of January, and over the next few weeks we will be sharing on the blog how each recipient used their HOP Pot funding, what they learnt through the process of running the projects, and how they intend to take this forward.
MDI used their funding for a series of taster workshops aimed at involving people aged over 50 in dance, and encouraging new members to join 50 Moves, their dance class for people aged 50+ (held each Wednesday at 11am). Some participants went on to dance at Bend Down Low, MDI’s community showcase event held at the Florrie, photographed for HOP by Pete Carr (below). We’ll be sharing more detail about the 50 Moves taster sessions soon, along with information about China Pearl’s performance at Moss View Care Home, drumming workshops in Wavertree, Indian dance in West Derby, residents of Lee Valley on two theatre trips, and the Bootle Poppies group’s trips to Dunham Massey and St George’s Hall to name just a few.
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