Connected with this, a group of three poets will be talking about the ways in which poetry can illuminate age and ageing at the gallery GVArt in Marylebone (18th June at 6.30pm). This gallery is exhibiting a number of contemporary works that examine ageing from different perspectives: http://www.gvart.co.uk/
The exhibition is called ‘Coming of Age’ and demonstrates the role of art in facilitating dialogue between disciplines.
Recently I have been developing a project that will draw on a wide range of cultural representations of ‘dementia’ (from film, TV, radio, art, theatre, memoirs and poetry) as a basis for training those professionals who work with people who live with dementia. This work will involve collaboration with practitioners, researchers, psychiatrists and artists. I have also been considering poetry that has been written by contemporary older women poets as this expresses perspectives on ageing and age.