HEARTS & MINDS
Hearts & Minds is a group of over 55s who create original music theatre shows and workshops for children. We our currently working on our third production, ‘The Crinkly Crew’, the tale of a gang of extraordinary older people who use their skills and experience to guide a teenager out of a crisis.
We meet every Thursday morning at our base, Guide Bridge Theatre in Audenshaw to make music and drama from scratch and discuss the things in life that really matter over a cuppa!
Our mission is to provide a platform for older and younger people to creatively express themselves and build connections between the generations.
If you’re interested in taking part or finding out more about Hearts & Minds, please get in touch using the form on the contact us page.
“The way families are now, generations are separate, and I can’t think of a better way to teach empathy, understanding and community responsibility.”
Headteacher, Godley Primary School
“Intergenerational projects such as this defy stereo-types and get people, young and old, to see things from other perspectives.”
Headteacher, Flowery Fields Primary School
“What a fabulous performance, I was moved to tears. I just loved it and in awe of everything you do.”
Judith Troisieme, Manchester Camerata
“It’s helped me to think about what more we could do for younger people.”
“Hearts & Minds uses creativity to bring people together.”
Angela Wild, Tameside Public Health
“Anything I’m asked to do I would probably have a go at now!”
“The music helps my memory tremendously and the drama helps my co-ordination and that has been a big lift for me.”
“You get to know people because you’re expressing your opinions all the time.”
Jean & Barry, Participants
“Everybody’s ideas are important. As a group we listen, we question, everyone contributes something and feels part of the group.”
“It’s given me a lot of confidence and also made me more calm and less worried about life in general.”
“Hearts & Minds provides an opportunity for people who would not normally access the arts to use creativity as a way of expressing themselves and making connections with others.”
Joyce Booth, the Stroke Association