Celebrating International Older People’s Day
Wednesday October 1st 11.30am
Wood Green Shopping Centre outside Primark
Exhibition runs 29th September – October 1st
The Spitz and Small Green Shoots
Expedition to The Exhibition – Elders and Live Music
Photographs by Calvin Solomon and Hannah Lovell
Opening Event 11.30am with Live Music
Jay Phelps – Trumpet, Jonathan Gee – Piano and some contributions from the Elders.
Collaborating with Elders is like Jazz – constant improvisation, listening, watching and responding to the moment.
Expedition to the Exhibition brings the two together. The exchange is lively learning, inspiring to the spirit – there is joy, there is laughter, there are tears.
The Spitz Charity (formerly The Spitz of Spitalfields) brings together some of London’s finest Jazz Musicians to work in three Adult Day Centres in Haringey.
“The Spitz musicians have class and an understated glamour”
The Expedition – for some elders the journey to get to the Day Centre may mean sitting in a mini bus for more than an hour each way. Contributing towards and helping us to organise The Exhibition was a journey.
“I’m glad I’m not on an empty paper.”
“I love music anyway. I used to be on the stage – a dancer. I haven’t given up.”
“I can’t believe it’s nearly Christmas. I want to go through with the Expedition first.”
“It’s a pleasure to have you here. I truly mean that.”
“You’ve made my day, no – you’ve made my month, no – you’ve made my year.”
With thanks to all the staff and elders at The Grange, The Haven and The Haynes.
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