Have you got your ticket for The Gathering 2022 yet?
We’re looking forward to welcoming Ed Watts, the Head of Civic Engagement and Education at the Whitworth, part of the University of Manchester. Ed will be talking about older men’s participation in the arts. This interest in the traditionally under-represented audience of older men within arts and cultural activities, follows his commissioning of the Handbook for Cultural Engagement with Older Men, published by the Whitworth in 2014. Ed travelled across the UK researching older men’s participation in cultural activity to produce the publication designed to provide a foundation for future programmes and methodologies when working with older men.
He’ll join an exciting line up of speakers, including keynote speaker Patricia Scanlan, who we hope will encourage and inspire the community of event organisers, artists, partners and supporters of our Bealtaine Festival.
Tickets are €10 and on sale now: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/bealtaine-gathering-2022-tickets-423515595547
The Gathering 2022 takes place in Project Arts Centre on Tuesday November 15th from 10am to 5pm.
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Ed Watts is the Head of Civic Engagement and Education at the Whitworth, part of the University of Manchester. He leads the award winning and dynamic Civic Engagement and Education team who work with audiences across health, social care, volunteering and education. The Whitworth aim to transform the way that art is experienced and used, by using art as a tool to open up conversation, generate empathy and actively address what matters most in people’s lives – here and now.