Generation Arts is a many-stranded project for older people run by Howden Park Centre in Livingston.
Older people are encouraged to come along to participate in a variety of arts classes. Muriel and Sylvia went along to visit the dance group after one of their sessions to talk about hoarding – the subject matter of STUFF. We had flagged the subject up in advance so the group was ready and keen to talk, discuss and debate what hoarding meant to them, and the conversation was very lively. Out of that much was derived that we were able to bring to rehearsals, but also one member of the group, Agnes, who couldn’t attend, sent us some writing about her own hoarding experience and that proved very valuable to us.