‘The Home’ Immersive Theatre and Public Showcase
An evening of performances, experimentation, talks and sing-alongs with artists and researchers exploring the realities of care homes
About this Event
Through photography, video, immersive performance and talks we invite you to explore your own attitude towards care homes together with older artists, academics and peers.
This exhibition and performance is about critically engaging with the way our society views residential care for older people. It is a collaboration between researcher Caroline Emmer De Albuquerque Green ( Research Associate, King’s Policy Institute, and member of NIHR Health & Social Care Workforce Research Unit) and Olivier-Award-winning playwright, experiential theatre maker and performer Christopher Green.
The Home blurs the lines between theatre and audience, exploring how we support and care for our older people and how we can reinvent practices to significantly improve quality of life.
The exhibition is open: Monday 25 – Friday 29 November, 9pm – 6pm, free, no need to book
Immersive Theatre Experience, Wednesday 27 November, afternoon drop-in: 2.30pm – 6 pm. Panel discussion and sing-along: 6.30 -9pm. RSVP for the evening event
- Between 4-6 pm ongoing: Immersive theatre: Training2Care Dementia Experience (30 mins each)
- Parallel events: Short talks and discussions:
- 4:00pm: David Slater (Artistic Director Entelechy Arts) on creative ageing
- 4:30pm: Caroline Green (Post-doctoral fellow, King;s Policy Institute, ARC South London) on human rights and care homes
- 5:00pm: Professor Victoria Tischler (Head of Dementia Care Centre, of West of London)
- 6:30pm: Drinks reception and viewing of the exhibition
- 7:00pm: Panel discussion followed by Q&A with Professor Jill Manthorpe (Professor of Social Work Director of the NIHR Health & Social Care Workforce Research Unit, KCL), Caroline Emmer De Albuquerque Green, Christopher Green and artists from the Albany, chaired by Elizabeth Lynch (Arts producer and analyst)
- 8:15pm: Sing-a-long with John Orchard
Caroline Emmer De Albuquerque Green, Research Associate, King’s Policy Institute. Caroline holds a Law degree from the University of Edinburgh and a Master of Science in Human Rights from the London School of Economics and Political Science. She is particularly interested in the rights of the elderly, especially within care settings. Her PhD thesis focuses on the role of human rights in framing standards of care in a comparative perspective between England and Germany.
Christopher Green, Christopher is an Olivier-Award-winning playwright, experiential theatre maker and performer. His work combines the disciplines of music, academia, theatre, comedy, cabaret, and therapeutic practice. His recent work includes: Music Hall Monster, a solo show deconstructing the solo show (Wilton’s Music Hall); Prurience, an experiential entertainment about pornography addiction (Southbank, London and Guggenheim Museum NYC); VIP, The Frozen Scream (co-written with Sarah Waters) and Office Party (co-created with Ursula Martinez). He was the first Artist in Residence at the British Library in London and was the curator of There Will Be Fun: Entertaining the Victorians Exhibition. Christopher regularly broadcasts on BBC Radio 4, the latest project being a two hander about the performance and addiction with Roy Hudd.
Professor Jill Manthorpe, Director, NIHR Health & Social Care Workforce Research Unit. Jill works on a number of Unit studies that are funded by the Department of Health and Social Care and also on other studies funded by the NIHR, the ESRC, and research charities with Unit colleagues and other research teams. Jill also provides assistance on workforce matters to local councils, NHS bodies, and employers on a pro bono basis and to user, carer and patient groups about evidence and communications. She provides expert advice to NICE and to other NHS Arm’s Length Bodies about care services and workforce initiatives.