Wednesday 17 & Friday 19 April
12:00 – 16:00 both days
North East College / Adelphi Lane
LATA 65 – Young at Art Seniors Workshop
Inspired by Lara’s LATA65 project, Nuart have been running a seniors program for several years now, the project has been hugely popular. Like Lara, we noticed the audience for Street Art was much broader than was being publicised, we noticed a lot of pensioners were joining street art tours and attending openings and wondered if Lara’s project and philosophy would transcend borders, and of course it did. We’ve since had participants aged between 80 and 100 years join the workshops and in 2018 toured the regions old peoples homes.
At the core of Nuart is a desire to see our city walls hosting ground breaking street art but also to see our communities engaged as active participants and creators, not just passive observers. Through her own work in Lisbon, Lara discovered there was a much more diverse and wide ranging group of citizens appreciating street art and decided to offer them the same opportunities normally reserved for younger participants. The result is the ‘LATA 65′ project and series of workshops – Young at Art.