Bill gets creative during lockdown

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HOP member Bill has shared a fantastic selection of art work he’s created during lockdown. Bill said: “I have been tinkering with a bit of painting during lockdown. The Clickmoor photography group (at the MyClubmoor community hub in conjunction with … Read More

Movema online classes

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Due to COVID-19 all face-to-face projects at Movema have been moved to online platforms which means you can join their classes from your own home! Class timetable Self-paced study TikTok challenge – send your dance videos any time to @movemadance … Read More

The remarkable life of June Furlong

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Without June Furlong the Beatles might never have existed. In 1958, John Lennon was a student at Liverpool College of Art when he heard about the death of his mother. June was a model and found him looking suicidal in … Read More

The Atkinson digital activity

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The Atkinson is Southport’s home for music, theatre, art, literature and history. They’ve shared a list of digital activity for HOP members to take part in while the venue is closed. Browse the fine art collection: https://artuk.org/visit/collection/atkinson-art-gallery-collection-1221 Digital Jigsaws: https://www.theatkinson.co.uk/category/activities/ Online … Read More

Age of Creativity update

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This month we’re sharing update from the Age of Creativity Festival team. They’ll be focussing on their website rather than a festival in October, as the safest and most practical way to support older people during the pandemic. Their update … Read More

Dome of Home projects to start

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In March 2020, SS Peter, Paul and St Philomena Shrine Church in New Brighton was awarded a Heritage Grant of £362,900 by National Lottery for a new project to complete the restoration of the roof and the dome. As the … Read More

British Society of Gerontology Creative Ageing Symposium

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This symposium will bring together researchers working in the field of creative ageing as well as representatives from the British Society of Gerontology Creative Ageing SIG and Centre for Cultural Value (University of Leeds) to discuss innovative and creative methods … Read More

Culture Health and Wellbeing Alliance call for case studies

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The Culture Health and Wellbeing Alliance has issued a call for examples of arts and cultural activity for shielded people in the community (not in hospitals, care homes etc.)  Collectively these case studies will be used to build a focused report … Read More

South Liverpool Homes update

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The team at South Liverpool Homes has shared a short update with us: Tenants at Cobden Place have been getting well looked after by their housing provider who have given out pack lunches on several occasions and boxes of homemade … Read More

Merseyside Pensioners Association coping with lockdown

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Ann Dean, from Merseyside Pensioners Association (MPA), has shared an update on how they’re coping with lockdown. She said: “Instead of our lively weekly meetings, which we all looked forward to, the MPA has had to look for ways to … Read More

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