Words Together

The Corn Exchange Newbury are excited to have developed this project in Year One of Ageing Creatively with celebrated poet John Killick.

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 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
• Three 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. 

In the 2017/18 academic year we delivered two Words Together projects with poet and facilitator, Becci Louise. The first with Kennet School and Walnut Close Care Home, the second with John O'Gaunt School and Hungerford Day Centre. We're currently in the planning stages of our 2018/19 projects.

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 Trinity 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