We've spoken with a selection of older people who have participated in creative and cultural activities in later life, to learn more about the positive impact it has made to their lives.
Take a look at their stories here.
We'd like to say a huge thank you to those who took the time to share their creative stories with us.
If you'd like your story to be shared here too, please get in touch on firstname.lastname@example.org
Anne - Creative Carer
Creative carer Anne share some valuable insights into how creativity can support carers' wellbeing and offer an outlet for self expression and an identity beyond that of solely being a carer.
Len - Dancer
Len is a keen dancer. Hear about the difference his Community Link Worker Rachel has made to enable him to love later life.
Joya - Cultural Champion
Joya is a passionate advocate of the arts and her Bengali cultural heritage. Find out why she loves writing and how she champions her culture.
Andrew - Poet
Andrew writes poetry and enjoys performing it live. Find out why poetry is his passion and what a difference it has made to his life.
David - Artist
David has had a life-long interest in art and paints a range of subjects. Find out more about what painting means to him and see his most creative achievement.
Briar – Sewing and Weaving
Briar has been creating since childhood and always has something on the go. Find out more about what creativity means to her and see some of her amazing creations.
Nigel – Gramophone Maker
Nigel has been making gramophones since the 1960s. Find out more about his passion for records and record players, as well as his current project.
Pete - Drawing and Card Making
Pete is an amateur artist, who specialises in drawing and card making. Find out more about where he finds inspiration and see some of his beautiful work.