Exploring the Impact of Death and Grief in Arts & Wellbeing Services

Join us for a free online workshop in partnership with Dr Georgia Bowers, exploring the impact of death and grief for those working creatively with older adults.

Flourishing Lives, the Flourishing Lives Advisory Group (FLAG) and Dr Georgia Bowers invite you to our free online workshop reflecting on the impact of death and grief in arts and wellbeing settings. 

Dr Georgia Bowers is one of the UK’s leading Creative Ageing practitioners and together we will explore themes of death and grief and consider how these emerge when working creatively with older adults. Collectively we investigate Creative Ageing’s relationship with death and grief and ask how can participatory projects navigate this terrain.

The discussion will examine the following topics:

  • How death and grief intersect with Creative Ageing projects
  • How the taboo nature of death is impacting the field of Creative Ageing
  • The ways participatory theatre can aid the grieving process for participants
  • The impact of professional grief and what is needed to support those working in the field

Dr Georgia Bowers is one of the UK’s leading Creative Ageing practitioners and is a Lecturer and Programme Leader for Applied and Contemporary Theatre at the Guildford School of Acting, University of Surrey. Her research examines the ways in which participatory theatre can challenge ageism and lobby for the rights and interests of older people. Georgia’s work with older adults has been celebrated and shared across the UK, Europe and North America. She is a trustee of London Bubble Theatre Company and is the Focus Group Representative for Wellness, Community and Aging Focus Group for the Association for Theatre in Higher Education (North America).

Join us to share ideas, refine your working practices, and meet other progressive people who are striving to innovate and excel community in services.

Tuesday 16th July 2024, 11.00am – 12.30pm BST