Upcoming event: Late-Life Creativity: An International Showcase - 28 June 2018

 Supported by Keele's Centre for Ageing Research (KCAR) and the Institute for Liberal Arts and Sciences (ILAS)

Thursday 28th June 2018 12.00 - 5.00pm, Keele Hall - The Raven Mason Suite

Refreshments will be provided, including lunch and afternoon tea. Spaces are limited - please book early to avoid disappointment. Please register via this link: http://www.keele.ac.uk/ilas/whatson/

Research into social and cultural gerontology and, more recently, late-life creativity, benefits hugely from the degree to which it can learn from international perspectives, exemplars and communities of practice. Keele and the New Vic Theatre have pioneered the 'Live Age' festival since 2014, based on the New Dynamics of Ageing-funded 'Ages and Stages' project, and experiences learned from a collaboration with the University of Alberta and Edmonton's ground-breaking festival of late-life creativity. 

Keele's Centre for Ageing Research (KCAR) is delighted to host Dr Nuria Casado-Gual (University of Lleida) whose internationally-funded Honorary Research Fellowship in Keele’s School of Humanities is enabling her to develop and share her work on late-life creativity in partnership with colleagues at Keele, the New Vic Theatre, and North Staffordshire’s creative writing community.

The showcase will feature Dr Casado Gual, with contributions from Dr Jill Rezzano and members of the Ages and Stages company; Dr Karan Jutla (De Montfort University) on narrative talking therapies among Sikh dementia carers; and David Amigoni on the international dimensions of his forthcoming edited collection (with Gordon McMullan, King's College, London) on late-life creativity.


The Keele Centre for Ageing Research (KCAR) 

The Keele Centre for Ageing Research (KCAR) is a university-wide, cross-faculty research centre drawing together researchers investigating ageing, age groups (including children, adolescents, the middle-aged, and older people), generations and inter-generational relations, and the life course from a variety of disciplines and perspectives. Building on Keele’s 30-year reputation for world-leading ageing research and the university’s identification of ageing as one of its three strategic streams, KCAR’s core aims are to:

  • Support inter-disciplinary ageing research at Keele, conducted ethically and in partnership with affected groups and local, national, and international agencies
  • Foster opportunities for, support, and enhance national and international ageing-related research collaboration and innovation, and
  • Produce excellent research that reflects the diversity, complexity, and richness of ageing as a life-long process, informs policy and practice, empowers members of all age groups, and benefits personal, family, and community life.

For the benefits of membership and to sign up, click here.