Ages and Stages: The Place of Theatre in Representations and Recollections of Ageing

Lead Research Organisation: Keele University
Department Name: Research Institute for Social Sciences

Abstract

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Publications

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Title Happy Returns - DVD 
Description DVD of the 'Happy Returns' performance at The Old Library, Keele Hall, Keele University, March 18th 2013. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2013 
Impact Interactive forum theatre piece deliberately designed to involve and stimulate responses from audiences who saw it on tour. 
 
Title Happy Returns - performances and script 
Description Script derived from research materials/workshops with 'Ages and Stages Company' and interactive forum theatre performances toured to local schools, Universities and residential homes/retirement communities for older people. 
Type Of Art Performance (Music, Dance, Drama, etc) 
Year Produced 2013 
Impact Generated a great deal of discussion about ageing, ageism and intergenerational relations amongst audiences who saw the piece. 
 
Title Live Age Festival 
Description A two-day (Oct 1st and 2nd) Festival celebrating and showcasing the work and talents of local older people, arts organisations and practitioners across Stoke-on-Trent and North Staffordshire. Arose from the initial scoping meeting held as part of the Ages and Stages 'follow on' project and was co-ordinated by Mim Bernard (Ages & Stages PI), Jill Rezzano (Ages & Stages Co-I) and Jackie Reynolds (RA/maternity cover on follow-on project). Included an 'Ages & Stages Company' performance of 'Welcome to Silence' which was seen live by satellite link-up with partner project at the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada. 
Type Of Art Artistic/Creative Exhibition 
Year Produced 2014 
Impact Organisation involved 14 partner organisations and over 300 people took part over the two days. We anticipate there may be sufficient interest and demand for this to become an annual event in the area. 
 
Title Our Age, Our Stage - DVD 
Description DVD of performance of Our Age, Our Stage at the New Vic Theatre, 11th July 2012 
Type Of Art Performance (Music, Dance, Drama, etc) 
Year Produced 2012 
Impact Stimulated considerable discussion amongst the capacity audience at the theatre, captured on the DVD. Extract available on project website. 
URL http://www.keele.ac.uk/agesandstages/outputs/ourageourstage/
 
Title Our Age, Our Stage - script and performances 
Description Hour-long verbatim social documentary based on the transcribed interviews conducted for the 'Ages and Stages Project' charting the 50 year history of the Victoria/New Vic Theatre and people's involvements with it; and illuminating and debating issues around ageing. Toured to local schools, colleges, retirement homes and retirement villages before playing in front of a capacity audience on the theatre's main stage in July 2012. 
Type Of Art Performance (Music, Dance, Drama, etc) 
Year Produced 2012 
Impact Stimulated a great deal of debate and discussion during the audience and cast conversations at the end of each performance; generated further interest in the project; requests for information and requests to join the Ages and Stages group. 
 
Title The Ages and Stages Exhibition 
Description Exhibition charting and celebrating the 50 year history of the New Vic Theatre, arising from the Ages and Stages project. On show to the public at the theatre for a month (June-July 2012). 
Type Of Art Artistic/Creative Exhibition 
Year Produced 2012 
Impact Stimulated considerable discussion about the theatre's social documentary dramas and its role in the lives of older people living in the Potteries. 
 
Description AHRC Cultural Value Project - Critical Review
Amount £22,359 (GBP)
Funding ID AH/L005522/1 
Organisation Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2014 
End 05/2014
 
Description AHRC Cultural Value Project - Research Development Award
Amount £28,521 (GBP)
Funding ID AH/L006103/1 
Organisation Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2013 
End 05/2014
 
Description AHRC Follow on Funding
Amount £116,156 (GBP)
Funding ID AH/K000764/1 
Organisation Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 08/2012 
End 07/2013
 
Description Health and Creative Aging: Theatre as a Pathway to Healthy Aging 
Organisation University of Alberta
Country Canada 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Funded under the NDA/Canadian Institutes of Health Research joint initiative, this has involved exchange of information between the two projects; visits by members of each team to the other project/country; joint presentations and symposia at various conferences; and (in preparation) joint articles.
Collaborator Contribution Funded under the NDA/Canadian Institutes of Health Research joint initiative, this has involved exchange of information between the two projects; visits by members of each team to the other project/country; joint presentations and symposia at various conferences; and (in preparation) joint articles.
Impact 2012 - presentations at BSG conference, Keele University 2013 - presentations at BSG conference, Oxford University 2014 - presentations at European Cultural Gerontology conference, NUI Galway.
Start Year 2009
 
Description Live Age Festival 2015 
Organisation Age UK
Department Age UK North Staffordshire
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution The first 'Ages & Stages' project; the follow-on project; and the linked project with Canada were the genesis of the first Live Age Festival held in 2014. The ideas for a Festival were scoped out as part of the follow-on project: the first Festival was held in Oct 2014 and the second in Oct 2015. Miriam Bernard, Jill Rezzano and Jackie Reynolds continued in 2015 as co-organisers of the Festival, coordinating the Planning Group and expanding the numbers of partners involved as well as the extent and reach of the Festival (over 3 days and in the Staffordshire Moorlands as well as the City).
Collaborator Contribution Partners are involved on the Planning Group; in delivering Festival activities; and in providing substantial in-kind support (including free venues).
Impact This collaboration/partnership has led to the Live Age Festival becoming an annual event which will run again in 2016. It is reaching more people and organisations each time.
Start Year 2014
 
Description Live Age Festival 2015 
Organisation Arts Council England
Department New Vic Theatre
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution The first 'Ages & Stages' project; the follow-on project; and the linked project with Canada were the genesis of the first Live Age Festival held in 2014. The ideas for a Festival were scoped out as part of the follow-on project: the first Festival was held in Oct 2014 and the second in Oct 2015. Miriam Bernard, Jill Rezzano and Jackie Reynolds continued in 2015 as co-organisers of the Festival, coordinating the Planning Group and expanding the numbers of partners involved as well as the extent and reach of the Festival (over 3 days and in the Staffordshire Moorlands as well as the City).
Collaborator Contribution Partners are involved on the Planning Group; in delivering Festival activities; and in providing substantial in-kind support (including free venues).
Impact This collaboration/partnership has led to the Live Age Festival becoming an annual event which will run again in 2016. It is reaching more people and organisations each time.
Start Year 2014
 
Description Live Age Festival 2015 
Organisation B-Arts
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution The first 'Ages & Stages' project; the follow-on project; and the linked project with Canada were the genesis of the first Live Age Festival held in 2014. The ideas for a Festival were scoped out as part of the follow-on project: the first Festival was held in Oct 2014 and the second in Oct 2015. Miriam Bernard, Jill Rezzano and Jackie Reynolds continued in 2015 as co-organisers of the Festival, coordinating the Planning Group and expanding the numbers of partners involved as well as the extent and reach of the Festival (over 3 days and in the Staffordshire Moorlands as well as the City).
Collaborator Contribution Partners are involved on the Planning Group; in delivering Festival activities; and in providing substantial in-kind support (including free venues).
Impact This collaboration/partnership has led to the Live Age Festival becoming an annual event which will run again in 2016. It is reaching more people and organisations each time.
Start Year 2014
 
Description Live Age Festival 2015 
Organisation Beth Johnson Foundation
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution The first 'Ages & Stages' project; the follow-on project; and the linked project with Canada were the genesis of the first Live Age Festival held in 2014. The ideas for a Festival were scoped out as part of the follow-on project: the first Festival was held in Oct 2014 and the second in Oct 2015. Miriam Bernard, Jill Rezzano and Jackie Reynolds continued in 2015 as co-organisers of the Festival, coordinating the Planning Group and expanding the numbers of partners involved as well as the extent and reach of the Festival (over 3 days and in the Staffordshire Moorlands as well as the City).
Collaborator Contribution Partners are involved on the Planning Group; in delivering Festival activities; and in providing substantial in-kind support (including free venues).
Impact This collaboration/partnership has led to the Live Age Festival becoming an annual event which will run again in 2016. It is reaching more people and organisations each time.
Start Year 2014
 
Description Live Age Festival 2015 
Organisation EngAGE Stoke-on-Trent
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution The first 'Ages & Stages' project; the follow-on project; and the linked project with Canada were the genesis of the first Live Age Festival held in 2014. The ideas for a Festival were scoped out as part of the follow-on project: the first Festival was held in Oct 2014 and the second in Oct 2015. Miriam Bernard, Jill Rezzano and Jackie Reynolds continued in 2015 as co-organisers of the Festival, coordinating the Planning Group and expanding the numbers of partners involved as well as the extent and reach of the Festival (over 3 days and in the Staffordshire Moorlands as well as the City).
Collaborator Contribution Partners are involved on the Planning Group; in delivering Festival activities; and in providing substantial in-kind support (including free venues).
Impact This collaboration/partnership has led to the Live Age Festival becoming an annual event which will run again in 2016. It is reaching more people and organisations each time.
Start Year 2014
 
Description Live Age Festival 2015 
Organisation FRONTLINEdance
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution The first 'Ages & Stages' project; the follow-on project; and the linked project with Canada were the genesis of the first Live Age Festival held in 2014. The ideas for a Festival were scoped out as part of the follow-on project: the first Festival was held in Oct 2014 and the second in Oct 2015. Miriam Bernard, Jill Rezzano and Jackie Reynolds continued in 2015 as co-organisers of the Festival, coordinating the Planning Group and expanding the numbers of partners involved as well as the extent and reach of the Festival (over 3 days and in the Staffordshire Moorlands as well as the City).
Collaborator Contribution Partners are involved on the Planning Group; in delivering Festival activities; and in providing substantial in-kind support (including free venues).
Impact This collaboration/partnership has led to the Live Age Festival becoming an annual event which will run again in 2016. It is reaching more people and organisations each time.
Start Year 2014
 
Description Live Age Festival 2015 
Organisation Hullabaloo Arts Collective
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution The first 'Ages & Stages' project; the follow-on project; and the linked project with Canada were the genesis of the first Live Age Festival held in 2014. The ideas for a Festival were scoped out as part of the follow-on project: the first Festival was held in Oct 2014 and the second in Oct 2015. Miriam Bernard, Jill Rezzano and Jackie Reynolds continued in 2015 as co-organisers of the Festival, coordinating the Planning Group and expanding the numbers of partners involved as well as the extent and reach of the Festival (over 3 days and in the Staffordshire Moorlands as well as the City).
Collaborator Contribution Partners are involved on the Planning Group; in delivering Festival activities; and in providing substantial in-kind support (including free venues).
Impact This collaboration/partnership has led to the Live Age Festival becoming an annual event which will run again in 2016. It is reaching more people and organisations each time.
Start Year 2014
 
Description Live Age Festival 2015 
Organisation Keele University
Department Arts Keele
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The first 'Ages & Stages' project; the follow-on project; and the linked project with Canada were the genesis of the first Live Age Festival held in 2014. The ideas for a Festival were scoped out as part of the follow-on project: the first Festival was held in Oct 2014 and the second in Oct 2015. Miriam Bernard, Jill Rezzano and Jackie Reynolds continued in 2015 as co-organisers of the Festival, coordinating the Planning Group and expanding the numbers of partners involved as well as the extent and reach of the Festival (over 3 days and in the Staffordshire Moorlands as well as the City).
Collaborator Contribution Partners are involved on the Planning Group; in delivering Festival activities; and in providing substantial in-kind support (including free venues).
Impact This collaboration/partnership has led to the Live Age Festival becoming an annual event which will run again in 2016. It is reaching more people and organisations each time.
Start Year 2014
 
Description Live Age Festival 2015 
Organisation Letting in the Light
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution The first 'Ages & Stages' project; the follow-on project; and the linked project with Canada were the genesis of the first Live Age Festival held in 2014. The ideas for a Festival were scoped out as part of the follow-on project: the first Festival was held in Oct 2014 and the second in Oct 2015. Miriam Bernard, Jill Rezzano and Jackie Reynolds continued in 2015 as co-organisers of the Festival, coordinating the Planning Group and expanding the numbers of partners involved as well as the extent and reach of the Festival (over 3 days and in the Staffordshire Moorlands as well as the City).
Collaborator Contribution Partners are involved on the Planning Group; in delivering Festival activities; and in providing substantial in-kind support (including free venues).
Impact This collaboration/partnership has led to the Live Age Festival becoming an annual event which will run again in 2016. It is reaching more people and organisations each time.
Start Year 2014
 
Description Live Age Festival 2015 
Organisation Mitchell Arts Centre
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution The first 'Ages & Stages' project; the follow-on project; and the linked project with Canada were the genesis of the first Live Age Festival held in 2014. The ideas for a Festival were scoped out as part of the follow-on project: the first Festival was held in Oct 2014 and the second in Oct 2015. Miriam Bernard, Jill Rezzano and Jackie Reynolds continued in 2015 as co-organisers of the Festival, coordinating the Planning Group and expanding the numbers of partners involved as well as the extent and reach of the Festival (over 3 days and in the Staffordshire Moorlands as well as the City).
Collaborator Contribution Partners are involved on the Planning Group; in delivering Festival activities; and in providing substantial in-kind support (including free venues).
Impact This collaboration/partnership has led to the Live Age Festival becoming an annual event which will run again in 2016. It is reaching more people and organisations each time.
Start Year 2014
 
Description Live Age Festival 2015 
Organisation Peace Through Folk Choir
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution The first 'Ages & Stages' project; the follow-on project; and the linked project with Canada were the genesis of the first Live Age Festival held in 2014. The ideas for a Festival were scoped out as part of the follow-on project: the first Festival was held in Oct 2014 and the second in Oct 2015. Miriam Bernard, Jill Rezzano and Jackie Reynolds continued in 2015 as co-organisers of the Festival, coordinating the Planning Group and expanding the numbers of partners involved as well as the extent and reach of the Festival (over 3 days and in the Staffordshire Moorlands as well as the City).
Collaborator Contribution Partners are involved on the Planning Group; in delivering Festival activities; and in providing substantial in-kind support (including free venues).
Impact This collaboration/partnership has led to the Live Age Festival becoming an annual event which will run again in 2016. It is reaching more people and organisations each time.
Start Year 2014
 
Description Live Age Festival 2015 
Organisation Potteries Museum and Art Gallery
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Learned Society 
PI Contribution The first 'Ages & Stages' project; the follow-on project; and the linked project with Canada were the genesis of the first Live Age Festival held in 2014. The ideas for a Festival were scoped out as part of the follow-on project: the first Festival was held in Oct 2014 and the second in Oct 2015. Miriam Bernard, Jill Rezzano and Jackie Reynolds continued in 2015 as co-organisers of the Festival, coordinating the Planning Group and expanding the numbers of partners involved as well as the extent and reach of the Festival (over 3 days and in the Staffordshire Moorlands as well as the City).
Collaborator Contribution Partners are involved on the Planning Group; in delivering Festival activities; and in providing substantial in-kind support (including free venues).
Impact This collaboration/partnership has led to the Live Age Festival becoming an annual event which will run again in 2016. It is reaching more people and organisations each time.
Start Year 2014
 
Description Live Age Festival 2015 
Organisation Restoke
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution The first 'Ages & Stages' project; the follow-on project; and the linked project with Canada were the genesis of the first Live Age Festival held in 2014. The ideas for a Festival were scoped out as part of the follow-on project: the first Festival was held in Oct 2014 and the second in Oct 2015. Miriam Bernard, Jill Rezzano and Jackie Reynolds continued in 2015 as co-organisers of the Festival, coordinating the Planning Group and expanding the numbers of partners involved as well as the extent and reach of the Festival (over 3 days and in the Staffordshire Moorlands as well as the City).
Collaborator Contribution Partners are involved on the Planning Group; in delivering Festival activities; and in providing substantial in-kind support (including free venues).
Impact This collaboration/partnership has led to the Live Age Festival becoming an annual event which will run again in 2016. It is reaching more people and organisations each time.
Start Year 2014
 
Description Live Age Festival 2015 
Organisation Royal National Theatre
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution The first 'Ages & Stages' project; the follow-on project; and the linked project with Canada were the genesis of the first Live Age Festival held in 2014. The ideas for a Festival were scoped out as part of the follow-on project: the first Festival was held in Oct 2014 and the second in Oct 2015. Miriam Bernard, Jill Rezzano and Jackie Reynolds continued in 2015 as co-organisers of the Festival, coordinating the Planning Group and expanding the numbers of partners involved as well as the extent and reach of the Festival (over 3 days and in the Staffordshire Moorlands as well as the City).
Collaborator Contribution Partners are involved on the Planning Group; in delivering Festival activities; and in providing substantial in-kind support (including free venues).
Impact This collaboration/partnership has led to the Live Age Festival becoming an annual event which will run again in 2016. It is reaching more people and organisations each time.
Start Year 2014
 
Description Live Age Festival 2015 
Organisation Staffordshire Film Archive
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution The first 'Ages & Stages' project; the follow-on project; and the linked project with Canada were the genesis of the first Live Age Festival held in 2014. The ideas for a Festival were scoped out as part of the follow-on project: the first Festival was held in Oct 2014 and the second in Oct 2015. Miriam Bernard, Jill Rezzano and Jackie Reynolds continued in 2015 as co-organisers of the Festival, coordinating the Planning Group and expanding the numbers of partners involved as well as the extent and reach of the Festival (over 3 days and in the Staffordshire Moorlands as well as the City).
Collaborator Contribution Partners are involved on the Planning Group; in delivering Festival activities; and in providing substantial in-kind support (including free venues).
Impact This collaboration/partnership has led to the Live Age Festival becoming an annual event which will run again in 2016. It is reaching more people and organisations each time.
Start Year 2014
 
Description Live Age Festival 2015 
Organisation Staffordshire University
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The first 'Ages & Stages' project; the follow-on project; and the linked project with Canada were the genesis of the first Live Age Festival held in 2014. The ideas for a Festival were scoped out as part of the follow-on project: the first Festival was held in Oct 2014 and the second in Oct 2015. Miriam Bernard, Jill Rezzano and Jackie Reynolds continued in 2015 as co-organisers of the Festival, coordinating the Planning Group and expanding the numbers of partners involved as well as the extent and reach of the Festival (over 3 days and in the Staffordshire Moorlands as well as the City).
Collaborator Contribution Partners are involved on the Planning Group; in delivering Festival activities; and in providing substantial in-kind support (including free venues).
Impact This collaboration/partnership has led to the Live Age Festival becoming an annual event which will run again in 2016. It is reaching more people and organisations each time.
Start Year 2014
 
Description Live Age Festival 2015 
Organisation Stoke-on-Trent City Council
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution The first 'Ages & Stages' project; the follow-on project; and the linked project with Canada were the genesis of the first Live Age Festival held in 2014. The ideas for a Festival were scoped out as part of the follow-on project: the first Festival was held in Oct 2014 and the second in Oct 2015. Miriam Bernard, Jill Rezzano and Jackie Reynolds continued in 2015 as co-organisers of the Festival, coordinating the Planning Group and expanding the numbers of partners involved as well as the extent and reach of the Festival (over 3 days and in the Staffordshire Moorlands as well as the City).
Collaborator Contribution Partners are involved on the Planning Group; in delivering Festival activities; and in providing substantial in-kind support (including free venues).
Impact This collaboration/partnership has led to the Live Age Festival becoming an annual event which will run again in 2016. It is reaching more people and organisations each time.
Start Year 2014
 
Description 'Ageing, Drama and Creativity': a unique training opportunity 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Article about upcoming pilot training course in European Certificate of Intergenerational Learning newsletter.

Received enquiries about attendance on course.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description 'Beyond the Book': Ages and stages: the place of theatre in representations and recollections of ageing 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Invited presentation made at LSE Literary Festival 2013: 'Beyond the Book: new forms of academic communication', February 28th, 2013.

Enabled project findings to reach wider and new/non academic and academic audiences.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://www.lse.ac.uk/newsAndMedia/videoAndAudio/channels/publicLecturesAndEvents/player.aspx?id=1780
 
Description 'Meeting in the unfamiliar middle: research practice, process and performance' 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation paper presentation
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Symposium (with Canadian partner project) on: 'Meeting in the unfamiliar middle: research practice, process and performance'. Presented two papers: Bernard & Rezzano, 'Ages and Stages: from formal research to public performances'; and Amigoni & Bernard, 'Beyond scholarly outputs: the benefits and risks of public engagement', 8th International Conference on Cultural Gerontology, NUI Galway, April 10-12th, 2014.

Organised a Symposium of 4 papers (two 'Ages & Stages'; two from our Canadian partner project) for the 8th International Conference on Cultural Gerontology, NUI Galway, April 10-12th, 2014. Stimulated discussion of the two projects and the role of theatre/drama in ageing and intergenerational relations.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.icsg.ie/sites/www.icsg.ie/files/programme_book_31.03.14_1.pdf
 
Description 'The circle of life' - article 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Article (see page 9) in Generations Review newsletter about PhD project linked to 'Ages and Stages'.

Enquiries made of PhD student about her thesis - and the wider project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
URL http://www.britishgerontology.org/Private/1920/Live/pdf/Generations%20Review%20Jan%202012%20Vol%2022...
 
Description 'The circle of life' - presentation 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact 'Work in Progress' presentation to Humanities and Social Science postgraduate day

Stimulated interest in the PhD project
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Ageing under the Spotlight in the UK 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Article (page 6) for the Sheridan Elder Research Centre for Creative Aging (SERCCA) quarterly e-newsletter.

Stimulated enquiries about the project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
URL http://www.keele.ac.uk/media/keeleuniversity/group/agesandstages/downloads/SERCCA%20e-newsletter%20D...
 
Description Ageing under the spotlight : identity and later life within the theatre 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Paper given at the Keele University Ageing Symposium, 1st February 2012, titled 'Ageing under the spotlight: identity and later life within the theatre'

Section not completed
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Ages and Stages 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Invited workshop on the project at the 'West Midlands Later Life Forum' ('Things To Do, People To See, Places To Go'), Carr's Lane Church Centre, Birmingham, April 2nd, 2014.

Invited workshop on the project at the 'West Midlands Later Life Forum', Birmingham, April 2nd, 2014. Stimulated discussion about ageing and role of theatre/drama in intergenerational relations.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.bvsc.org/event/west-midlands-later-life-forum-annual-assembly
 
Description Ages and Stages Exhibition 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Shown at the New Vic Theatre from 25th June - 21st July 2012, it was free and open to the public.





Stimulated the public's imagination and recollections of the documentaries produced at the theatre.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
URL http://www.keele.ac.uk/research/researchnews/2012/mimbernard06-07-12.php
 
Description Ages and Stages Posters 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Set of posters produced for 'A New Dynamic of Ageing': the NDA Programme/Age UK 'Research Event of the Decade' (marking the end of the NDA Programme - 2005-13), Business Design Centre, London, October 21st, 2013. Set of posters displayed at 'A New Dynamic of Ageing': the NDA Programme/Age UK 'Research Event of the Decade' (marking the end of the NDA Programme - 2005-13), Business Design Centre, London, October 21st, 2013.

Set of posters displayed at 'A New Dynamic of Ageing': the NDA Programme/Age UK 'Research Event of the Decade' (marking the end of the NDA Programme - 2005-13), Business Design Centre, London, October 21st, 2013.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Ages and Stages: Exploring a theatre archive to generate creativity across generations 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited presentation to collaborative conference on 'Enhancing Impact, Inspiring Excellence', between The National Archives, the University of Birmingham, and Research Libraries UK. Invited presentation illustrating the way in which the Ages and Stages project has developed a partnership between the Cheeseman archive, the theatre, and the universities (both Keele and Staffordshire); and how the archive has helped to generate both scholarly outputs and a wider-range of public engagement outputs.

Invited presentation illustrating the way in which the Ages and Stages project has developed a partnership between the Cheeseman archive, the theatre, and the universities (both Keele and Staffordshire); and how the archive has helped to generate both sch
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Ages and Stages: bringing the generations together 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation by Miriam Bernard (invited guest speaker) at the annual 'Bringing Generations Together' conference. 13th March 2013, Edinburgh.

Section not completed
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Ages and Stages: translating research into performance 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation workshop facilitator
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited workshop at "Arts and Older People: effective partnerships and collaborations", Baring Foundation Conference, Manchester Town Hall, 5th November 2013.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://www.engagement.manchester.ac.uk/blog/?p=955
 
Description Ages and stages : the place of theatre in representations and recollections of ageing 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact This article provides an overview of the project design and methods, and outlines preliminary analysis of qualitative interviews with older people.

Stimulated enquiries about the project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
URL http://www.britishgerontology.org/DB/gr-editions-2/generations-review/ages-and-stages-the-place-of-t...
 
Description Ages and stages : the place of theatre in representations and recollections of ageing (2009-2012) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Presentation by Miriam Bernard and Lucy Munro at Leverhulme Trust visit to Keele University

Presentation informed Leverhulme personnel about the project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Ages and stages : the place of theatre in representations and recollections of ageing - podcast 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Podcast of invited presentation made at the LSE Literary Festival 2013: 'Beyond the Book: new forms of academic communication', Feb 28th 2013.

Stimulated enquiries about project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://www2.lse.ac.uk/newsAndMedia/videoAndAudio/channels/publicLecturesAndEvents/player.aspx?id=178...
 
Description Intergenerational Theatre 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Lecture by Dr Lucy Munro at the University of East London for a module on 'Generations, Age and Meaning' for the BA in Sociology

Stimulated students to think further about ageing and the role of drama/theatre in furthering intergenerational understanding.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Making an Impact 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Keele University Engaged Research Network Event
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Older People's Theatre 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Bernard, M., Rezzano, J. & the Ages and Stages Theatre Company, invited participants at the UK's first 'Older People's Theatre Symposium', West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds, September 15th-17th. A photograph of our work was included in the exhibition; the two films of the 2014 and 2015 Live Age Festivals were screened; and the Company performed an excerpt from 'Our Lives as Art': originally devised for the 2015 Live Age Festival; and developed/performed again on November 23rd at Keele as part of the 'Back to the Drawing Board' exhibition/events celebrating the creative lives of Pat Albeck and the late Peter Rice.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Study tour to Japan on 'Arts and Older People' 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Prof Bernard was invited to participate in the first ever study tour to Japan on 'Arts and Older People', jointly organised and funded by the British Council Japan, the Baring Foundation and the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, UK. She was the only researcher/academic amongst the group of 18. She spoke about the Ages and Stages projects and the Live Age Festival.
The purpose of the visit was to inspire and inform Japanese colleagues in the run-up to them hosting the 2020 Olympics alongside which they plan to have a Cultural Olympics featuring creativity in later life.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Symposium: Ages and Stages: Representations and Recollections of Ageing 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation paper presentation
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Symposium at the 2013 British Society of Gerontology Annual Conference, Oxford, Sept 11-13th, 2013. We presented four linked papers: A Source's Story; An Actor's Story; A Volunteer's Story; and A Training Participant's Story. These drew on materials across the projects from 2009 and brought our 'story' up-to-date to the award of the new 'Cultural Value Projects'.

Stimulated discussion of the project and of the role of drama/theatre in understandings of ageing and intergenerational relationships.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://www.ageing.ox.ac.uk/bsg
 
Description The 'Ages and Stages' Project 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation, (exhibit and showing of DVD of 'Our Age, Our Stage') at 'A New Dynamic of Ageing': the NDA Programme/Age UK 'Research Event of the Decade' (marking the end of the NDA Programme - 2005-13), Business Design Centre, London, October 21st, 2013. The NDA Programme/Age UK 'Research Event of the Decade' (marking the end of the NDA Programme - 2005-13).

The NDA Programme/Age UK 'Research Event of the Decade' (marking the end of the NDA Programme - 2005-13).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description The 'Ages and Stages' Project 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation paper presentation
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Presentation, (exhibit and showing of DVD of 'Our Age, Our Stage') at 'A New Dynamic of Ageing': the NDA Programme/Age UK 'Research Event of the Decade' (marking the end of the NDA Programme - 2005-13), Business Design Centre, London, October 21st, 2013.

The NDA Programme/Age UK 'Research Event of the Decade' (marking the end of the NDA Programme - 2005-13). Stimulated requests for further information about our project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://www.newdynamics.group.shef.ac.uk/showcase.html
 
Description Where have I been all my life? 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Miriam Bernard was an invited participant at a 'Talkback' session following performance of Alecky Blythe's verbatim documentary 'Where Have I Been All My Life?', New Vic Theatre. (Other panel members: Rob Flello MP (Stoke South) and Iona Jones, New Vic Board member).

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Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012