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'A Life More Ordinary' Events


  • The first in a series of chapbooks to be produced as part of the project was launched on 30th October 2017. Ian Beesley, Ian McMillan and Tony Husband will be returning to Exeter to catch up with the members of Age UK Exeter’s Budding Friends group. The chapbook presents some of the images and poems produced during the workshops held in Exeter in 2016. Read more about the launch here.

A pdf of the chapbook can be downloaded from here (PDF, 2MB)

  • A series of workshops have been taking place in Oldham throughout the year. The chapbook based on these workshops will be launched on 8 January 2018 and will accompany the exhibition ‘From the Negative to the Positive’. The exhibition will run from 8 January to 2 February 2018 at Gallery Oldham. More details to follow.
  • In August, Ian Beesley and Tony Husband took part in event run as part of the ‘Right to Get Out and About’ project organised by IDEAL project partner Innovations in Dementia. It involves three Dementia Engagement & Empowerment Project (DEEP) groups: DEEP Vibes Scarborough, York Minds and Voices and Face it Together (FIT) in Bradford.
  • Workshops were held by the artists in Canterbury and Maidstone in Kent on the 9th and 10th May 2017. Further dates are being planned.


  • The artists’ held a series of workshops with Age UK Exeter’s Budding Friends group on 18th Jan, 22nd Feb & 14th March 2016.