Old hands and young ideas...

Creative art and dance session at Hebden Vale Centre, with elderly users and Calder High School Sixth Formers.
Creative art and dance session at Hebden Vale Centre, with elderly users and Calder High School Sixth Formers.

YOUNG and old came together in Hebden Bridge to share creative art.

The event was the culmination of eight weeks of workshops organised by Verd De Gris – an arts company in Hebden Bridge that runs community-based projects. Sixth-form pupils at Calder High spent the day with folk at Hebden Vale Dale Centre to enjoy creative work including poetry, dance and art based on the theme of the Upper Valley in winter.

Creative art and dance session at Hebden Vale Centre, with elderly users and Calder High School Sixth Formers.

Creative art and dance session at Hebden Vale Centre, with elderly users and Calder High School Sixth Formers.

Jeff Turner, from Verd De Gris, said: “There are a range of people with different needs at the centre and we provide activities, workshops and creative sessions to cater for all.

“Some activities are great for bringing people together and can be wonderful for helping hands and minds get active again.

“We thought it would be good to work with some of the sixth-form students.

“It gives them an understanding of what their skills can do in the community.

“The response to the project has been amazing and proves you’re never too old to try something new.”

For more information visit www.verd-de-gris.co.uk