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'The Home’: Immersive theatre & exhibition - 25 November 2019 to 2 December 2019

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Through immersive performance, photography, video, 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 November- Monday 2 December, 9pm - 6pm, free, no need to book

The Home- Immersive Theatre Experience, Wednesday 27 November, afternoon drop-in: 2.30 pm - 6 pm. Panel discussion and sing-along: 6.30 -9pm. RSVP for the evening event 

Schedule:

  • 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

All events are free of charge but booking is required for the evening event: Book here


About the research

Caroline's work focuses on human rights in care homes, aiming to raise awareness about what human rights mean in care practice and encourage a view of care homes as places of possibility. The exhibition and events will reflect on her research and links to The Home, a 48 hour immersive experience which took place in London and Stockton earlier this year, which was co-produced by Christopher Green, the Albany and Entelechy Arts, and was part of Age Against the Machine, a festival of creative ageing in Lewisham. 

Caroline was involved in the development of The Home as an academic consultant together with other researchers, activists and policymakers. She was fascinated by the idea of The Home as a potential arts-based tool for people to explore their attitudes to care homes and older people.

Immersive theatre invites you into unfamiliar situations. Rather than being spectators, the audience becomes part of the performance. This is an opportunity to expose oneself to pressing social issues and take a different perspective.  – Caroline Emmer De Albuquerque Green
Being cared for, living communally, relying on an organisation to provide our wellbeing can only be really discussed when we have experienced it– Christopher Green

Biographies 

Caroline Green, 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.


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Event details

25 November 2019 to 2 December 2019

The Exchange, Strand Campus, London