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Keeping the Meet Me Choir going

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How would they keep going in the time of Covid-19? How could choir members keep connected and creatively flourishing? Entelechy Arts intern and volunteer lead Caitlin Smith gives us a glimpse of the story…

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Notions of Home – Part 10

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Imagination takes us home: Walking through Walls. In 2016 long term residencies in three HC-one care homes were made possible with funding via the charity Attend.  One of these care homes – Tower Bridge Care Home – continues to be the epicentre for our creative research, informed and forged by the long-term collaboration between artists, residents and staff…

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Notions of Home – Part 8

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In the following email-letter, artist and musician ESKA, an Albany associate and MMA artist at the time, describes her first impressions of a care home (having never visited one before)…

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The show must go on…

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One of our biggest strengths is now a threat. We bring formerly isolated people into circulation and visibility in our city. Now, with the outbreak of coronavirus, we’re faced with the challenge of how to take reasonable steps to safeguard our members…

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Notions of Home – Part 7

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In 2010 Entelechy arts began their first programme of long-term collaborations in care homes with a four-year residency at Manly Court nursing home in New Cross Gate. Manly Court became the site of an exciting creative hub co-created by residents, staff, family, friends and artists…

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Notions of Home – Part 6

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Peggy was a much-loved resident at Tower Bridge care home and an experienced artist throughout her life. With her permission, her piece was shared at the performance of ‘Memory and Place’ in Elephant and Castle shopping mall, in 2016.

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Notions of Home – Part 2

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Basically, we’re all trying to get home, by Kirstie Richardson. Recently I started work in a care home which specialises in people living with dementia alongside residential assisted living and a nursing wing for end of life and more complex conditions…

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Caring for the Artist by Kirstie Richardson

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As I laid in bed with a pulled muscle, kicking myself because I should have known better, I felt propelled to write down my thoughts about a subject I have been on my soapbox about for over a decade: Recognising in myself that even knowing all this stuff around self-care, I choose at times to press the override button and ignore my very own advice!

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