Past Projects

Magic Me partnered with St Mary Magdalene’s Academy in Islington and local older people in 2010 for a pilot photography and drama project, A Different View. Since then we have run an annual project with the Academy and this year the students are working towards a performance as part of Weekend at Wilton’s.

For A Different View, students and local older people thought about notions of community and expressed their ideas through images and a manifesto they unveiled at the launch of their photography work. Magic Me artists Pete Lawson and Liane Harris led the workshops.

In 2011, What’s your Story? participants learned about photography and playback theatre and used these techniques to share and record their

stories. The mixed group presented an interactive exhibition to celebrate the end of the project and

invited the audience to explore the question ‘What’s your story?’ The group worked with artists Liane Harris and Ali Campbell.

Participants

Students from St Mary Magdalene Academy

Older People from Sotheby Mews and Drover’s Day Centre

“The most important thing about this project was the relationship we forged between young and older people. The mutual respect and compassion. We coincided on many things: feelings, frustrations, achievements. These young people are incredibly enthusiastic and a credit to the artists! They managed the relationship between young and old magnificently!” Older participant