Words Together

The Corn Exchange Newbury and New Greenham Arts are excited to have partnered, on the first round of Words Together, with celebrated poet John Killick and local poet Donna Lewis to bring children and older people together to explore the world of poetry. 

Working with a care facility and a local school, participants will be supported by a local poet to read and create poetry together which explores common themes between the two generations. Our local poet will deliver poetry sessions in schools and care facilities using imagery to stimulate conversation on a specific theme. Participants will be supported to turn their own descriptive words into unique poetry.

Bringing children and older people together creatively is something the Corn Exchange Newbury and New Greenham Arts is very passionate about and we are looking forward to exploring the relationship between the two generations further.

An example structure of how the project can be run:
• Three sessions at the participating school working with the younger group members
• Three sessions at the participating care home working with the older group members
• Two sessions bringing together the two groups and forming the final poems

All of our projects are flexible and each schedule will be worked out on an individual basis. 

Our Autumn Words Together project is currently underway with students from Kennet School and residents from Walnut Close Care Home supported by Poet, Becci Louise.

We are currently seeking schools and care homes to take part in the next Words Together project. If you know of any schools who might be interested, please ask them to email getinvolved@cornexchangenew.co.uk 

Words Together is part of our Ageing Creatively programme funded by...  

  • Big Lottery

Words Together launched in early 2017 for members of Fairclose Day Centre and a local school. We are actively looking to partner with new care providers and secondary schools so if you are connected with a either of the two and would like to participate in the project please contact amyp@cornexchangenew.co.uk