Aims

  • To provide a platform for older people’s voices.
  • To promote the work of Caribbean and mixed cultural older artists and theatre makers.
  • To reduce isolation through building positive relationships.
  • To build resilience around independence and ‘successful aging’.
  • To improve the mental and physical wellbeing of older people through raising their confidence and self esteem and sharing moments of happiness.

PROJECT DURATION

Projects for the groups are bespoke and run from 3 months of weekly sessions to 24 months creating a larger theatre piece.

MEMBER LED

The groups are led by older people who make all the key decisions about what they do. JaZanne Arts directors support by running training sessions and overseeing all aspects of the productions, from marketing to stage management, directing and design and helping group members to create theatre of artistic excellence that they will be proud of.

FUNDING

All projects for the groups aim to receive grant funding. Members can give voluntary donations to help cover some basic costs, but do not pay for JaZanne Arts artists. JaZanne Arts supports the groups to apply for funding or does so on their behalf.

SUPPORT 

JaZanne Arts directors will ensure the smooth running of the projects. At least one of the directors plus other experienced arts facilitators will deliver the training sessions and production support. 

This group of African Caribbean older people are based in the London Borough of Newham and meet at Barking Road Community Centre. They perform and direct their own plays about the Caribbean experience.

After recognising the social and health benefits of creative activity such as theatre, they set their ambition to create a regular class to help other over 50s benefit from the arts.

“Involvement in drama helps me to come out of myself. I meet and interact with older people and it gives me a sense of wellbeing. I believe the same will go for others if we get them involved and interested."

- Age Well Actors Member

This group of diverse disabled and non-disabled older people aged 70-90+ write and perform their own plays.

They have come from Face Front Inclusive Theatre’s inter-generational group and were brought together by JaZanne Arts in order to specialize in creating work that challenges and expresses the experience of older people.

They form the core advisory group for JaZanne and are regular volunteers in all JaZanne Arts activities.

The Dream Team are based in Enfield and meet at Face Front Inclusive Theatre in Edmonton Green.

Safeguarding

The JaZanne Arts directors are both trained to an advanced level in Safeguarding vulnerable adults, we take safeguarding extremely seriously.

"The audience really enjoyed it and we gave them a bit of happiness they said please come every month."

- Dream Team Member

This project is supported by


JazAnne Arts

Millfield Arts Centre
Silver Street
Edmonton
London
N18 1PJ

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Phone
Annie: 07765 714 384
Jacqui: 07514 757 796

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JaZanne Arts

Millfield Arts Centre
Silver Street
Edmonton
London
N18 1PJ

Contact Us

Phone
Annie: 07765 714 384
Jacqui: 07514 757 796

Social Media

JaZanne Arts

Millfield Arts Centre
Silver Street, Edmonton
London
N18 1PJ

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