‘Here We Grow’ launch event in Henbury LibraryLocation: Henbury Library, 179 Crow Lane, Bristol, BS10 7DR
Time: 2pm to 4pm
‘Here We Grow’ launch event in Henbury Library – open for booking!
Jo Hounsome Photography
Make a booking to attend the ‘Here We Grow’ launch event in Henbury Library on 6th June from 2pm to 4pm. Here We Grow is a hybrid book of words, pictures and sounds, centred around the theme, Age Friendly Bristol. Here We Grow has been lovingly shaped and crafted together by older people from Bristol and No Bindings.
No Bindings is a social publishing project which was started in Bristol by Lily Green, a multimedia artist. Lily is a resident of the Pervasive Media Studio at the Watershed. She makes sound recordings and handmade books, which together form publication-podcasts.
BAB collaborated with No Bindings to explore the question, ‘What makes a city the kind of place where you can grow older and be an older person?’.
No Bindings called upon older artists and writers across the city to provide creative answers to this question. On top of this, Lily joined forces with Pat Gregory, a member of BAB’s steering group. Equipped with a dictaphone, the duo collected interviews and stories about what project leaders and older people had to say about how Age Friendly the city is.
The interviews they conducted were focused around nine projects, that reflect the nine factors that make a city Age Friendly, as laid out in BAB’s Age Friendly Charter.
Navigating the City
Age Friendly Factor: Transport
My House, My Home
Age Friendly Factor: Housing
Project: Chichester House
Inside Spaces, Outside Spaces
Age Friendly Factor: Buildings
Project: Bedminster Toilet Map
Age Friendly Factor: Civic Participation and Employment: Being Heard and Making Decisions
Project: The Babber's Show on Ujima 98fm
Age Friendly Factor: Civic Participation and Employment: Access to Work and Volunteering
Project: The Ardagh Shed Men and Repair Cafe
Age Friendly Factor: Respect and Social Inclusion
Project: Liverty Community Empowerment Team
Age Friendly Factor: Community Support and Health Services
Project: Bristol and Avon Chinese Women's Group
Age Friendly Factor: Social Participation
Project: Begbrook Retirement Club
Age Friendly Factor: Communication and Information
Project: Bristol Older People's Forum
When and where is this launch happening?
The launch event is free, but please do RSVP!
The launch event will be taking place in in Henbury Library on 6th June from 2pm to 4pm.
To make a booking please email email@example.com or call 0117 928 1539 detailing that you would like to attend the ‘Henbury Library Launch Event