Charity information

Magic Me

Magic Me is the UK’s leading provider of intergenerational arts projects. We bring the generations together to build a stronger, friendlier community. All Magic Me projects encourage younger and older people, many living in difficult circumstances, to step outside of themselves and look at things from each other's point of view.

Through shared arts, drama and music projects and our Cocktails in Care Homes parties we combat social isolation, foster conversation and create inspiring artworks.

Founded 1989

  • Mission statement

    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. In 2013/14 we served over 330 individuals, involved 220+ volunteers and reached many more through exhibitions, performances and publications.

    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 9 evening parties in care homes, hosted by our volunteers. Our Go and See programme organises monthly cinema trips and cultural outings across London for our older members. All our activities are run in partnership with other arts and care organisations, large and small.

  • Aims

    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.
  • Overview

    Established: June 1989

    Registered Charity Number: 328331

    Board members: 8

    Full time staff: 5

    Part time staff: 2

    Volunteers: 250

    Phone number: 02032226064

    Address: 18 Victoria Park Square, London E2 9PF

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  • Cocktails in Care Homes

    Cocktails in Care Homes brings young volunteers into care homes to host and enjoy monthly ... More