Tea for Talk
Tobacco Factory Theatre, Raleigh Road, Southville, Bristol, BS3 1TF
12.30, 8th July Venue Tobacco Factory Theatre, Raleigh Road, Southville, Bristol, BS3 1TF
12.30, 13th July (TBC) Venue 3 GS Development Trust, 15 Chestnut Way, Merthyr Tydfil CF47 9SB
Our event is based on research that has been conducted over the last year by community researchers in Bristol and Merthyr Tydfil and focuses on imagining a better future for older people. Themes that have emerged from the current research are the importance of thinking about ageing and loneliness throughout our lives and a strong desire to challenge dominant discourses around ageing. Our installation and theatre piece explore current concerns in our communities and provides a space to think about how we can do things differently in order to co-produce better futures for all. The installation and theatre piece have been co-devised between the community researchers and a dramaturg (Adam Peck), interactive designers (Stand + Stare) and a curator (Chloe Scholefield). The installation can be viewed as a stand-alone exhibit at the fair, and will also be used as the set for our theatre piece. The theatre piece will also be performed privately in June in some of the sites that have been involved in the research including care homes, a day centre, some pensioner preferred tower blocks, and at a bingo club. In July the theatre piece will also be performed at the Tobacco Factory Theatre in Bristol and at the 3Gs Development Trust, the Gurnos Estate in Merthyr Tydfil.