HOP Pot – successful applicants announced!

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We’re thrilled to announce the successful applicants for HOP Pot small grants funding – each of the organisations/activities listed has been awarded £250 towards their costs, with all events happening between very soon and January 2015. We’ll be posting more … Read More

Pagoda Arts workshops for older people in Liverpool

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With the support of a grant from the HOP Pot, Pagoda Arts are running tai chi and Chinese knot craft workshops over the next few weeks. These sessions promise to have positive benefits for body and soul. Why not give … Read More

Older People’s Week

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National Museums Liverpool are pushing the boat out for Older People’s Week and Age-Friendly Museums Day, with a packed programme of activities. To find out more about how you or your group can participate, click here.

Some forthcoming events

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There’s lots going on this Autumn and HOP members have asked me to pass on details of these forthcoming events. On Sunday 14th September The Reader Organisation is holding a 1940s tea dance at Calderstones Park Mansion House as part … Read More

China’s Dancing Grannies

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Here’s a link to a great Channel 4 news feature about China’s dancing grannies. Older people in China have always done tai chi and dance in public spaces – but now they are cranking up their sound systems and the … Read More

Beside the seaside….

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Last week, HOP took a trip to Brighton (sadly cold and windy) to find out more about their arts offer for older people, as part of an enquiry visit organised by the UK Network of Age-Friendly Cities, and funded by … Read More

Liam Gallagher Is My Grandad

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A while ago HOP emailed around details of a crowdfunder project called Liam Gallagher is my Grandad. Artist and performer Scottee was looking for funding to teach his Grandad how to be a contemporary artist, to draw attention to the way older … Read More

Growing old in Scandinavia….

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Carol Rogers at NML has passed on information about a scheme in Helsinki, which provides volunteers to accompany people who otherwise would not be able to visit cultural venues. People who want to go to an arts event can phone … Read More

New website!

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Welcome to HOP. Watch this space for latest news and updates relevant to the Happy Older People initiative.

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