Magic Me is the UK’s leading provider of intergenerational arts projects. We bring together younger and older people for mutual benefit, learning and enjoyment. We value younger and older people as community assets, not problems or a drain on resources, and offer them skills and opportunities to be active, creative citizens. In an ageing society, our quality arts activities provide inspiration and means through which people of all ages can imagine,re-invent & experience new ways of growing older
Magic Me’s mission is to bring the generations together to build a stronger, friendlier community.
We do this by bringing together people of different ages as equals, with a shared creative purpose. For many, this is a new experience. Our activities provide a secure place in which to explore similarities and differences, and young and older people often find they have much in common. Creative activity is the focus for meeting and the process through which participants explore and share their ideas and feelings.
We bring together younger and older people in our local community of Tower Hamlets and other London boroughs, for mutual learning, enjoyment and benefit. Our pool of 20 freelance artists design, lead and evaluate high quality projects using the performing, visual, media and literary arts. Last year we worked with 486 older participants, 61 younger participants and had 385 volunteers, who collectively volunteered a total of 3983 hours.
Each week we run a busy programme of intergenerational arts workshops in schools, older people’s centres and cultural venues, many leading to public performances and exhibitions. Each month our highly successful, award-winning Cocktails in Care Homes project runs 13 evening parties in care homes, hosted by our volunteers. All our activities are run in partnership with other arts and care organisations, large and small.
Magic Me aims to:
- To promote, maintain, improve and advance the education of children & adults towards a better understanding of ageing and the needs of elderly people, and methods by which those needs may best be met.
- Magic Me’s mission is to bring the generations together to build a stronger, friendlier community through shared creative experiences.
Established: June 1989
Registered Charity Number: 328331
Board members: 10
Full time staff: 6
Part time staff: 1
Phone number: 02032226064
Address: 18 Victoria Park Square, London E2 9PFView charity accounts on the Charity Commission website