David McDonagh

Improving Your Allyship to Older LGBTQ+ People

Join us for a free webinar delivered by Opening Doors, in partnership with Flourishing Lives, on improving your allyship to older LGBTQ+ people and supporting greater LGBTQ+ inclusion in arts & wellbeing services. Despite decades of tireless campaigning from activists and changemakers, LGBTQ+ people still find themselves marginalised by a community that rarely considers their needs.    …

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Older People & Climate Action in Arts & Wellbeing Services

Join us for a free online workshop in partnership with the Climate Coalition, exploring older people’s engagement in climate action and environmental practice. Flourishing Lives and the Age Action Alliance Creative Arts Group invite you to our free online workshop providing practical support for services for older people.   This workshop will focus on supporting older people’s …

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Intergenerational Forum: Intergenerational Practice in Arts & Wellbeing Services

Join us for a free online gathering, in partnership with Chickenshed Theatre, an informal space for arts & wellbeing providers to meet and share ideas around developing intergenerational practice in their services. Connecting generations can be a powerful and inspiring source of creativity, wellbeing and community.  There has been so much fantastic work done across …

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Grammy Award Winner Teams with International Coalition on Musical Invitation to Reimagine Dementia

Recognizing the power of the arts for social change, Reimagining Dementia: A Creative Coalition for Justice has teamed with two-time Grammy Award winning musician Simon Law to create an original song, “Let’s Reimagine” as part of a global campaign that launches January 27. The song features people living with dementia as soloists, chorus members and …

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Reflective Practice support for artists working in mental health contexts

We are delighted to announce that The Baring Foundation has awarded Flourishing Lives funding to conduct a six month research project into Reflective Practice support for artists working in mental health contexts. Flourishing Lives has developed a strong track record over the last three years of providing practitioner care and reflective practice support for artists and arts …

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Flourishing Lives Launches as Independent Charity

We are delighted to announce that Flourishing Lives has officially been established as an independent Charitable Incorporated Organisation. After five fantastic years operating as a project under the governance of the Claremont Project in Islington, Flourishing Lives is now an independent charity (registered charity no. 1195193). We are immensely grateful to the Claremont Project’s CEO, Lucien-Paul Stanfield, …

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The Global Play Brigade Presents ‘Creating Community: Playmates for Life’

The Global Play Brigade presents Creating Community: Playmates for Life An international intergenerational workshop We all age, but we don’t necessarily age in community. And no matter what age we are, we often get labelled and make assumptions about each other (spoiled kid, unruly teen, single mother, the marrying kind, divorced, alone, old, losing it, …

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How Not What – relational practice in older people’s arts & wellbeing services

Age Action Alliance and Flourishing Lives invite you to our free online workshop providing practical support for services for older people. This workshop will focus on developing relational practice in older people’s arts & wellbeing services. How does it feel when someone really listens to you? How Not What is about people we work with …

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