“Only Connect!” A community symposium about the benefits of creative intergenerational practice and research

Falmouth University, July 2019
Funded by FEAST, Arts Council, Falmouth University & Daughters of the Daily Special
In July 2019 Ellie worked with poet Sally Crabtree and Anna Mankee-Williams of Falmouth University to host “Only Connect!” This international conference invited over 200 individuals and organisations to come together to discuss the benefits of intergenerational practice and research, locally, nationally and internationally. 

Speakers included: Peter Daniels and Sores Duman of Humanitas Deventer (a world-leading care home in the Netherlands), Takehito Tokuda from Japan’s Dementia Friendship Club (founder of Run Tomo Japan), Michael Spellman of The Extracare Trust who hosted Old People’s Home for Four Year Old’s Channel 4 in 2018 and many more. 

A steering group has formed since the conference, meeting quartlery. If you would like to find out more please contact Ellie via details on ‘About Ellie’ page (see Homepage).