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Sat 2 May  |  2pm - 3.30pm  |  Screening and online workshop in real time

Age 16+ (with priority booking for people in Gateshead)

Making Intergenerational stories: Where have I been, where am I now, where am I going?

Teresa Brayshaw with co-host Hannah Butterfield

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CINAGE: Film & CINAGE: Live are two innovative and ongoing practice-based research projects which explore the telling of personal stories by older people through the creative practice of film writing and theatre making. The projects work by offering older participants the opportunity to take part in intergenerational exchanges and practical workshops which enable them to develop personal and autobiographical narratives of ageing as lived and felt experiences. The resulting material is  subsequently explored, refined and developed into the creation of original films and performances. The outcomes of this project to date have been screened and presented at a number of International Film and Theatre Festivals across Europe including Edinburgh, Leeds, Cluj, Dublin, Berlin and Budapest.


For the online GIFT Festival – we will be screening examples of some of the films made to date  on this project and offering an accompanying workshop designed to get people sharing experiences across the generational landscape. The workshop will involve moving, speaking, and writing and is open to people of all ages (with priority booking for people in Gateshead) who want to spend a short time exploring how telling our own stories can create community, can resonate, can inform and enrich a shared experience of ageing.

Ticket information and accessing events online

Due to Covid-19, this year's GIFT festival has been re-imagined online providing a digital space for us to come together and experience work and participate in virtual discussion events and workshop activities.

Tickets are limited and Pay What You Decide. You can make a donation to support this year’s festival here

Artist biographies

Teresa Brayshaw 

Teresa is a theatre director, a writer and a Feldenkrais practitioner who teaches at Leeds Beckett University and at a range of international theatre academies. She leads Cinage: Live and runs intergenerational workshops with participating groups across Europe often resulting in original theatre performances which profile the stories and lived experiences of the participants.

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