Reading Rooms linking generations

Older members from the Top Ten Women’s Drama Group will meet children and their carers from Kinship Care at the Verbal Arts Centre in Derry this week for a special Reading Rooms event to celebrate EU Day of Solidarity between Generations 2016.


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Sinead Devine, Verbal’s Reading Rooms project manager, said they were delighted to be granted funding from Linking Generations to celebrate EU Day of Solidarity between Generations 2016 on Tuesday, April 26th.

She explained: “The funding will allow for older members from the Top Ten Women’s Drama Group to meet young children and their carers from Kinship Care and come together to explore a story and poem and share a love of reading.

“The ladies from the drama group will use their drama skills with Verbal staff to open up the stories and to aid interaction within the story and characters for the children. We are really looking forward to Tuesday’s event, with the Mayor, Cllr. Elisha McCallion, and Maeve McLaughlin, MLA, Chair Health Committee, in attendance."

The aim of Linking Generations is “for all generations to work together to build communities for all ages in Northern Ireland” whereby they offer training and the opportunity to link groups of older people with children and youth to become involved in intergenerational projects.   

The EU Day of Solidarity between Generations was set up to attract attention at a political level in Europe, nationally, regionally and locally on how to rethink the concept of solidarity and cooperation between the generations.

The campaign was launched in 2008 and has since then been supported by a large coalition of European Organisations including the promotion of the European Year 2012 for Active Ageing and Solidarity between Generations and active ageing in a wide range of sectors. 

For futher information about EU Day of Solidarity between Generations 2016 visit http://www.age-platform.eu/

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Further information is available from the Verbal Arts Centre, Stable Lane and Mall Wall, Bishop Street Within, Derry~Londonderry, Tel: 02871 266946.













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