Creative Ageing

Our Creative Ageing project was first established in 2010, we were one of the first arts centres to have a dedicated team engaging older people with the arts, be that here in our vibrant city centre venue, out in the community as part of our collaborative projects with groups like Alzheimer’s Society, or delivering specialist arts sessions in care homes across the county. The project aims to combat isolation for older people living in our very rural county by delivering high quality arts sessions to improve their personal independence by allowing them to become more active, improving health, well-being and quality of life.

We run a huge range of projects, regular classes, special events at The Courtyard, and a monthly training programme for artists, care professionals, or anyone interested in developing their skills to work with older people.

For more information or to join our mailing list please contact:
Creative Aging Team
Direct Line: 01432 346535 – Email:

The Courtyard’s Creative Ageing Project is kindly funded by The Henry Smith Charity

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