Leeds Beckett to host older people’s learning event

OLDER EDUCATION: Jenny Granville with CINAGE participant Jenny Zobel.
OLDER EDUCATION: Jenny Granville with CINAGE participant Jenny Zobel.
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Leeds Beckett University will be hosting a three-day international conference to celebrate creative approaches to older people’s learning.

The university has partnered with the Association for Education and Ageing (AEA) to bring together academics and arts practitioners from across Europe to share best practice around arts, community and creative approaches to older people’s learning.

The event will run from Thursday, November 9 to Saturday 11 at The Carriageworks in Millennium Square.

It is the eighth Education and Learning of Older Adults (ELOA) conference and the speakers will include Anne Gallacher, director of Scotland’s Luminate creative ageing festival, Dr Victoria Watts, chairman of the Dance Department at Cornish College of the Arts in the USA, Libby Costello, senior lecturer in Dance at the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD), and Dr Wendy Martin, public health and health promotion programme leader at Brunel University, London.

Leeds Beckett will present a film screening and the Talking ‘bout my Generation theatre production to celebrate the success of its CINAGE short courses for people aged 60 and over and there will also be a series of interactive workshops including drama, dance and discussions.

Guests will also have the option of taking a silver screen historical guided walk around Leeds, an Indian meal at Aagrah and a dinner at the Tetley.

Prices for all three days of the conference range from £90 to £195 with one day passes costing from £30 to £60.

Visit www.leedsbeckett.ac.uk/events/faculty-events/esrea-network for more information or to register.

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