© Photography and Films by Camilla Adams
Chat Back is an intergenerational project devised by Wyldwood Arts working in partnership to deliver creative projects with older adults and young people. We work with education partners and artists in residential and care home settings across the South West.
The engagement model is unique to each community and allows for integration, education and nurturing through guided reminiscence and storytelling. It builds relationships between generations, breaking down stigmas and unifying communities. Older people's voices and stories are heard and young people's creativity is encouraged. A safe and secure space is created for sharing, gaining confidence and trust across the generations.
The results are performances and sharings that incorporate drama, music and movement based on the stories that have been shared - recreating precious memories whilst making new ones.
Chat Back projects run across Bristol, in North Somerset, Herefordshire and Gloucestershire.