Margaret Emerton, a longstanding member of our 50+ group, recently told us about her experience with our Try It! – Play the Part workshops.

Margaret Emerton is an advocate for older people in Coventry and Warwickshire. She has been writing blogs about her journey with the Belgrade for several years, and now writes about our Try It! – Play the Part workshops.

We received funding from Coventry UK City of Culture 2021 to continue the Try It! – Play the Part workshops, which have been meeting once a week and are suitable for those aged 50+. They are led by Belgrade Theatre workshop practitioners, with two student Occupational Therapists supporting the workshops.

Participants are taught drama techniques that they then share with family and friends in a final session. The workshops were shaped around the health priorities of those taking part and no prior experience was required to join the course.

Read all about Margaret’s experience below.