The Golden Years Caravan – Wigan

The Golden Years Caravan is a celebration of the curiosity, creativity and culture of Greater Manchester’s ‘golden generation’. Grab a brew inside The Golden Years Caravan, and experience a series of ambitious artworks which confront common perceptions of ageing and share stories of what it’s really like to grow older in Greater Manchester.
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16th July 2019
11:30 – 17:00

Wigan Flashes Nature reserve, Carr Lane, Wigan, WN3 5NY

The Golden Years Caravan

Retirement: the golden time in life. A chance to travel the world, legitimately use the phrase, ‘not in my day’, whilst rolling around in your massive retirement fund with a grey-blue rinse.

As an ageing population spending almost a third of our lives in our ‘golden years’, how do we disrupt and push back against the stereotypes of cruises and compression stockings?

Grab a brew inside The Golden Years Caravan, a roving cinema and art gallery featuring a series of ambitious artworks which confront common perceptions of ageing and retirement.

The Golden Years Caravan is a celebration of the curiosity, creativity and culture of Greater Manchester’s ‘golden generation’ and shares stories of what it’s really like to grow older in Greater Manchester in 2019.

Conceived and curated by Art with Heart, The Golden Years Caravan will feature Our Time Is Now; a short film by Thirty Pound Gentleman and neighbours from Manchester Cares, Old Stock, New Stock; a photographic exhibition by Joe Oli Smith and women from the Apna Ghar day centre, part of Ambition for Ageing in Rochdale and artworks by Theatre Designer Irene Jade and craft groups in Salford.

 

Activities

Gallery:

Take a tour of our pop up gallery featuring Old Stock, New Stock; a photographic exhibition which combats the stereotypical imagery of older people and retirement in stock photography. The exhibition is a collobaroation between Art with Heart, photographer Joe Smith, facilitator Jenny Harris and women from the Apna Ghar day centre, part of Ambition for Ageing in Rochdale.

Mini Cinema:

Take a seat inside our art deco themed caravan and watch This Is Our Time, a short film made by Thirty Pound Gentleman and neighbours from Manchester Cares.

Activity Alcove:

Grab a brew inside Activity Alcove where you can join in a host of fun activities. Take a pick from the ‘Lucky Dip’, create your own ‘Bucket List Bingo’ or send a ‘Postcard From Retirement’.

Conversation Corner:

When was the last time you nattered to a neighbour or struck up a conversation with a stranger on the bus? As we plug in and switch off, the art of conversation is in danger of dying out. Take a seat and pick up a conversation pack, guaranteed to kick start a conversation with somebody new or help you to delve a little deeper with your nearest and dearest.