Freedom Festival workshops celebrate the lives and loves of those who’ve shaped us

Artist Ellie Harrison.

Freedom Festival’s ‘Ages of Isolation’ project is working with CHCP Foundation to deliver two creative workshops for older people at the Jean Bishop Integrated Care Centre, as they invite people to come together to share, create, celebrate and remember those who have shaped our lives.

Delivered by award-winning artist Ellie Harrison, whose installation Journey with Absent Friends is part of this year’s Freedom Festival Programme, Ellie’s work uses playful strategies to engage and change the narrative around grief.

The Loving in Absence workshops will see participants engage in a creative process used to celebrate the Day of the Dead in Mexico where people build ‘Ofrendas’ to remember friends, family and people of significance. ‘Ofrendas’ are brightly coloured displays which celebrate the lives of loved ones lost.

Workshops will take place at the Jean Bishop Integrated Care Centre tomorrow and places are still available:

  • Thursday 29 August, 10am – 12pm
  • Thursday 29 August, 1pm – 3pm

If you’re interested in attending the workshops, register your interest at the Jean Bishop Integrated Care Centre reception or call 01482 450101.

The Ages of Isolation project seeks to explore intergenerational relationships and empowerment while giving voice to the city’s unique identity and pride. It is being supported by partners CHCP Foundation and Associated British Ports (ABP).

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