A broad-ranging artistic programme which combats loneliness through imaginative,
beautiful and courageous projects, created in collaboration with people over 65 years old.
This includes Walking Through Walls, our work in care homes, and our theatre company Glorious Age.

21st Century Tea Dances

Entelechy Arts takes the conventional form of the tea dance and brings it kicking and screaming into the 21st century. Events mix live music with video, theatre, dance performance, story-telling, dancing and singing all served up with tea and cake…

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Clusters

Clusters are group phone calls for our participants to stay connected during the pandemic. Each group has a different creative focus including Choir, Poetry, Movies or Craft…

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Glorious Age

Entelechy Arts’ theatre company, a collective of people aged 65+ who create artistic projects and performances which are courageous, beautiful, joyful and risk-taking…

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Meet Me at The Albany

Meet Me at the Albany is a special place we have created for older people to make friends, learn new crafts and feel great…

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Meet Me at the Movies

Meet Me at the Movies is a film club for isolated older people to meet up together and share their love of film with people of all ages from their community…

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Meet Me on the Move

Explore London with Entelechy Arts! Meet Me on the Move creates opportunities for isolated older people to explore and enjoy London’s rich and diverse cultural offer…

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Meet Me on the Radio

Started during the Covid-19 Lockdown, Meet Me on the Radio is a radio show featuring sonic journeys through Lewisham, news and sounds from the Albany garden, creative activities, provocations, and conversations with members and artists…

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Meet Me Zines

Creativity continues to flow in Meet Me, even when we’ve not been able to meet together in person. We’ve been working with Meet Me members to gather and share some of these creations, poems, recipes and more through a new Meet Me Zine…

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Moving Day

Moving Day is a site-specific theatre performance devised and performed by Glorious Age for Lewisham Borough of Culture…

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Prompt Cards

Artist Chloe Bradwell has created a pack of prompt cards for people living with dementia to encourage conversation and sharing…

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Walking Through Walls

Walking through Walls is Entelechy Arts’ programme of long-term collaborations with nursing homes for residents, family, volunteers and staff…

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What Will Survive of Us

A hopeful project designed to engage people in curating their own creative history – currently in the research and development phase…

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You Should Go To Everywhere

A poetry-inspired project in collaboration with residents of Manley Court nursing home which will be part of Deptford Literature Festival 2022…

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Age Against The Machine Festival of Creative Ageing

Past project

Age Against the Machine is the London Borough of Lewisham’s Festival of Creative Ageing. This ground-breaking arts festival will explore the ways creativity can promote positive ageing, and make a fundamental impact on quality of life.

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BED in Japan

Past project

Artistic Director David Slater is in Japan working on a new BED piece with the Saitama Gold Theatre Company…

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Falling & Flying

Past project

Falling & Flying is a long-term collaboration between Entelechy Arts and contemporary circus company Upswing.

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Gnomes at Home

Past project

In July and August 2020, the Entelechy Arts team with our friends from the Albany are distributing 250 gifts to isolated older people living across south east London…

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Handle with Care

Past project

Artist Wei Yee Cheung created a beautiful art installation with fabrics and words from our members to celebrate the creativity of our communities during the pandemic…

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Home Sweet Home

Past project

Collaborating with Freedom Studios in Bradford and the Arc in Stockton on Tees, we co-produced Home Sweet Home. A play that told the stories of residents surviving life in a residential care home…

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Little Boxes of Memories

Past project

Little Boxes of Memories uncovered and shared the remembered life and heritage experiences of socially isolated 80 to 100 year old Londoners…

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Meet Me at Lewisham Homes

Past project

Meet Me at Lewisham Homes was a 3-year project (2017 – 2020) led by the Albany and Entelechy Arts in partnership with Lewisham Homes…

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