Arts and Ageing Programme

Manchester Camerata and the British Council are working in partnership to develop arts and ageing programmes in North East Asia. Through a series of workshops, events and training, we aim to amplify the social impact of the arts, with a particular focus on music and dementia.

In July 2019, Manchester Camerata and Taiwan National Symphony Orchestra delivered a programme of training and co-delivery in Taipei. Read more about the project here

In 2016-17, Manchester Camerata musicians delivered a training programme on three occasions with Japan Century Symphony Orchestra. The orchestra is now delivering a large participatory music programme in Japan, with projects for older people in housing schemes and community spaces. Watch the video

Read Emotional Responses to Music – an Arts Professional article about our partnership with Japan Century Symphony Orchestra.

Weston Jerwood International Placements

Throughout 2018, Camerata in the Community team member Jacqui Barnes took part in a Weston Jerwood Creative Bursaries Scheme. Part of this scheme involved an international placement for six weeks with a partner arts organisation. In Jacqui’s case, this was the Montenegrin National Theatre. She travelled to Montenegro in September 2018 to work alongside the theatre and the British Council Montenegro. Read more about her placement experience here

Manchester Camerata and montenegrin music centre KIC Budo Tomovic have now developed a partnership to begin participatory music-making in Montenegro. Naomi Atherton, Principal Horn, and Jacqui Barnes will visit Montenegro in August 2019 to deliver improvisation and composition workshops as part of the music centre’s summer camp for chamber music. Read more here