Collective Encounters was commissioned by Liverpool City Council to put together a showcase of the wide range of pioneering projects that have enabled older residents to take part in the vibrant cultural and creative life of the city. The event was part of the national Ageing Better Conference.

We welcomed people of all ages to The Royal Court find out more about how creativity has been used to

  • Improve the quality of life of people living with dementia and those that care for them.
  • Nurture relationships across the generations
  • Enable the opinions and concerns of older people to be heard and understood by those that make decisions for them
  • Foster greater agency amongst older people

The morning was bursting with exciting examples of work from Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool Museums, The Royal Court, Collective Encounters and Travelled Companions, From Acorns to Oaks. We also had fantastic performances from The Royal Court Choir and Collective Encounters’ Third Age Acting Company.