Art + Loneliness

6 Jun 2016

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2pm - 4pm

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Corby V C S

Northamptonshire, United Kingdom

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A livestreamed discussion between David Cutler and Sharon Paulger on the subject of Art + Social Isolation. A free event for artists, researchers and members of the public with an interest in age, health, social isolation and visual art.


David Cutler and Sharon Paulger exchange ideas and discuss issues around art and loneliness in the context of age and its effect on health. Part of Fermynwoods' Free Exchange programme, this event has been organised in partnership with Made in Corby and made possible by support from Contemporary Visual Art Network, East Midlands and Northamptonshire Community Foundation.

David Cutler is the director of The Baring Foundation. Since 2010, The Baring Foundation has focused on participatory arts with people over 60 and usually those facing disadvantage or discrimination.

Sharon Paulger is director of Arts For Health Milton Keynes, an organisation which grew out of the voluntary Hospital Arts Committee that had the vision to develop an art collection at the hospital.

Opportunities for open discussion between the speakers and the public will also be available. This event is a way to explore a new collaborative programme: The Lonely Arts, an initiative to commission and arrange engaging contemporary art for older people in Northamptonshire whilst simultaneously producing challenging and exciting opportunities for artists of all disciplines.

Booking and Travel

Please book a place before your arrival as there is a limited number of spaces for public attendance.

For those arriving by public transport, the “X4” bus service leaves Corby train station every hour and takes 5 minutes to reach Coronation Park, besides Corby VCS.
For visitors arriving by car, both Willow Place Shopping Centre on Westcott Way and Oasis Retail Park on Alexandra Road have paid public parking within walking distance of Corby VCS.

The discussion will also be broadcast live at in a new improved format:

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