• Creative Encounters Year Two: Part Four

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    by Tim Cape, musician on Creative Encounters

    An important part of our work in creative encounters sessions comes when the main session has finished and we spread out around the home This is a special time as it …

  • Creative Encounters Year Two: Part Three

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    by Mary Martin, musician on Creative Encounters

    L looks pleased to be offered a baton He sits up in his chair, looks round the room and confidently conducts the band of assembled musicians, shaping the fragments of …

  • Creative Encounters Year Two: Part Two

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    by Julian West, artistic lead for Creative Encounters

    There are always surprises Even after more than 20 years of making music in care homes, I am continually caught off guard, shaken out of routines, and made to look, …

  • Creative Encounters at Beaumont Court: Part Six

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    by Lucy Clasper, cellist for Creative Encounters at Beaumont Court

    Our final session at Beaumont Court was a poignant mix of celebration and finality The end of projects are always hard… Yes, you get to celebrate what has been: what …

  • Creative Encounters at Beaumont Court: Part Two

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    Written by musician Tim Cape on Creative Encounters at Beaumont Court She looks over at me again with mischievous and eager eyes, mouthing something to me with great …

  • Creative Encounters at Aspen Court: Part Six

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    Written by Mary Martin, musician in Artist Team for Creative Encounters at Aspen Court The feeling in the activity room, where our sessions take place, has changed …

  • Creative Encounters: Part Five

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     D, Wellbeing Coordinator at a participating Care Home in Creative Encounters reflects on experiences of working together on the programme.