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Celebrating the lives of those we have loved and lost 

As part of our Ages of Isolation project, we're working with our friends at CHCP Foundation to deliver two creative workshops for older people at the Jean Bishop Integrated Care Centre, as we invite people to come together to share, create, celebrate and remember those who have shaped our lives.

Delivered by award-winning artist Ellie Harrison, whose installation Journey with Absent Friends is part of this year's Freedom Festival Programme, Ellie's work uses playful strategies to engage and change the narrative around grief.  

The Loving in Absence workshops will see participants engage in a creative process used to celebrate the Day of the Dead in Mexico where people build ‘Ofrendas’ to remember friends, family and people of significance. 'Ofrendas' are brightly coloured displays which celebrate the lives of loved ones lost.

Workshops will take place at the Jean Bishop Integrated Care Centre on the following dates: 

  • Thursday 29th August, 10am – 12pm
  • Thursday 29th August, 1pm – 3pm  

If you're interested in attending the workshops, register your interest at the Jean Bishop Integrated Care Centre reception or call 01482 450101. 

The Ages of Isolation project seeks to explore intergenerational relationships and empowerment while giving voice to the city’s unique identity and pride. It is being supported by partners CHCP Foundation and Associated British Ports (ABP).