Canterbury Care Home Residents get Creative With Local Drama Students


Barbara Martin and Stan catonResidents at Connors House are working with local drama students, StAGEs Performance Collective for six weeks of artistic activities.


Residents of the Canterbury residential home have been joined by StAGEs Performance Collective, a group of local drama students who aim to inspire work on stage regardless of age, for a variety of creative activities over the next few weeks.


The first seaside themed activity saw the residents and students wearing knotted hankies and sunhats whilst watching old films of people enjoying the Great British Seaside.


During the next session, the residents were invited to a camp in the woods, created with images projected onto blank canvases. The students used a variety of scents, including acorns, leaves, pines and apples, to create an autumnal environment, which stirred up plenty of memories for the residents of childhoods spent exploring woods.


The residents thoroughly enjoyed both of the activities and they can’t wait to see what the students will create next.


Christine Devlin, home manager of Connors House commented: “The students’ creativity has really inspired our residents, they’ve loved seeing them each week and have eagerly anticipated what activity they will do next.


“The Abbeyfield Kent Society believes spending time with young people is imperative to our residents’ wellbeing, whether it’s school children singing Christmas carols or older drama students performing for them, they love it all.”


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