A Day in the Life Of…(at the Age Concern Day Centre, Odhams Walk)
The Strandlines team met with a group supported by the Age Concern Day Centre three times this December. Most meetings involved discussions of distant memories: how the local area had changed over the past fifty years, for instance. On Friday 3rd December, however, we decided to take a different tack. Strandlines is not only interested in long-ago happenings, but also recent events and the everyday lives of people living and working in the area. Together we discussed how we might represent a typical day – ‘a day in the life of’ – we also thought about creative ways in which yesterday’s events might be communicated. The group separated into pairs; one person from each pair told the other ‘what happened yesterday’; the listener was asked to represent the other’s day in any way they wished, with words and/or pictures.
Very different, and rather imaginative word pictures were produced: