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  1. It’s Never Too Late to Start Dancing: Interview with Sadler’s Wells Company of Elders

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    Interview completed by Natasha Anderson, Community and Engagement Manager; and Lucy Clarke-Bishop, Projects Producer; of Sadler’s Wells’ Learning and Engagement team   What inspired the creation of Company of Elders? Company of Elders has been running since 1989 and was set up to demonstrate and highlight the power of lifelong creativity. We also wanted to show that it is never too late to start dancing. What are the ages of the members? The current members age from their early 60s to 90 years old. How many had dance or performance experience before joining? None of the company members have been professional dancers previously, but some have danced socially and built an interest over time. Some company members are completely new to participating in dance performance and are enjoying discovering new skills. Could a complete...
  2. 7 Tips for Setting up a Book Club

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon Setting up a book club is a great way of having regular get togethers with a group of friends. I started a book club about a year ago. Currently there are five of us who come together every four to six weeks . The evenings are informal, we take it turn to host, and take in turn to choose the next read. So what have we learnt and what tips can I offer as a result? Decide how serious you want your book club to be. Do you want to engage in an in-depth analysis of each book (there are lots of sites were you can download author’s notes and discussion topics for book clubs) or do you want the...
  3. Quiz: Would you have been persecuted for witchcraft 400 years ago?

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    Quiz by Tobsha Lerner Bestselling novelist and former journalist Tobsha Learner,  has researched the role magic and astrology  has played through history for her fantastic new book The Magick of Master Lilly (Little Brown), exploring the fascinating life of Master William Lilly – one of the most famous astrologers in British history. Tobsha has put together a fun quiz to explore whether you would have been defined as a witch in times gone by. For centuries women have been persecuted for being witches. This peaked in the mid 17th century during the civil war when an ambitious young shipping clerk Matthew Hopkins saw a way of furthering his career by proclaiming himself the Witchfinder general. He prosecuted and executed at least three hundred women...
  4. How Wine is Made

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    Delicious tasting wine has the ability to transport you to where it was originally made, but how does that fruity beverage make its way to your glass? The process behind making wine is actually quite a simple one – taking the humble grape and transforming it into an array of delicious flavours in only a few steps – known as vinification. To demonstrate, we’ve created an infographic that’s pouring with knowledge when it comes to how wine is made. Take a look into the wonderful world behind the nation’s favourite drink and discover every step – from grape to glass! There’s so much to learn about wine making – for example, did you know grapes are purposely picked at night? Find out why below… ...
  5. Pursuing creative projects after 50

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    The idea that we are only creative when we are young is an unfortunately common misconception. As with many processes, it varies from person to person: while some tend to peak earlier, others enjoy a spurt of creativity in later years. One thing that’s for sure is our productivity tends to wane as the years go by, but do not let this deter you. Not only does time usually free up in later years, but creativity can go at whatever pace you choose. Take Julia Child, for example: the popular chef found fame with her TV show The French Chef when she was in her 50s. Or how about Grandma Moses, an American painter whose first real break came about when she...
  6. What is the Law of Attraction?

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    Article by Alexandra Sutcliife Made famous by the 2006 movie The Secret, the Law of Attraction works on the principle that our vibrations, created by our thoughts, are constantly attracting ‘things’ in life, good or bad. Quantum physics states that matter is simply condensed energy, and everything in the world is made of energy, which vibrates at different levels.   Matter contains consciousness, so whatever we think, say or do creates vibrations, which then manipulate the energy in and around us.   Our energy is constantly attracting matching energy, and the starting point for this is our thoughts.  Put simply, thoughts become things. The Law of Attraction is working 24/7, whether we like it or not.  Everything we have in our lives now, both good and bad, we have created...
  7. Time to let go of technophobia

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      The topic of women over 50 and their use of modern technology has already been touched upon a few times in this blog. Today, I want to revisit the subject and throw the issue of technophobia into the mix – a phenomenon that differs from your usual trepidations about digitization. Although it is most commonly associated with older generations, it is by no means limited to them. When you look at the statistics, the number of people from our fab generation who claim to have never used a computer is still a little baffling to me. Overall, the number of non-internet users has declined across all age groups over the years, yet 10% of people in the UK between the ages of 55-64...
  8. Generation Why Not – plenty of socialising, a tipple every day and minimal exercise – why the over 60s are living life faster than 30-year olds

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      Nearly 40% of people over the age of 60 admit to socialising regularly to help keep healthy and active Over 76% feel younger than they actually are A shocking 62% admit to not exercising regularly Forget OAPs, today’s over 60s are truly a ‘Why Not’ generation as they party the night away, enjoy a few cheeky tipples and spend plenty of downtime relaxing. And while this might sound like the average weekend for a 30-year-old, new research* by Camping in the Forest has revealed this is actually the average lifestyle for over 60’s as they enjoy letting loose in later life. The results of the survey by Camping in the Forest revealed 76% of over 60’s in the UK have a much younger outlook on life than...
  9. Finding my renewed passion for upcycling and arts and crafts

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon I am planning to ‘upcycle’ an old pine wardrobe and chest of drawers, so when an invitation popped into my inbox  from French Chic Paint to go to an  introductory upcycling workshop/media day I thought I would go along – and get a few tips. I hadn’t expected one afternoon to have such an effect on me. I am so pleased that I went, not just for the tips, but I rekindled my passion for arts and crafts as a result of the afternoon. Many years ago I used to go ceramic classes – until the local studio closed down, and with running a previous business that involved lots of travel, maintaining relationships, and life in general, somehow I never got...
  10. Adventures in Twonderland: My 5 Reasons to be on Twitter

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    Article by Cherry Radford Believe me, I was never going to do Twitter. Like everyone else who isn’t on it, I’d spit out the word Twitter with disdain for the bird-brained, puffed-up twidiots promoting themselves and tweeting their damn croissants. But that was before I fell down a rabbit-hole and found myself in Twonderland. I was pushed, of course. Just before my first novel Men Dancing came out, my publisher at the time hauled me in for an emergency Twitorial. A young bunny of a creature made me a profile photo by using the book cover, with its sassy salsa woman; was that a good idea? On the other hand, I’d been given the Twitter name @CherryRad, which sounded like something you’d use to polish an old table. She...
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