Hearts & Minds
 
Our mission is to provide a platform for older and younger people to creatively express themselves and build connections between the generations.
 
Hearts & Minds is a group of older people that make original musical theatre for children. The gang meet up every week to create music, lyrics and scripts or rehearse and perform their latest shows. The group regularly collaborate with world class professional artists, theatre makers and musicians in the creation and performance of their shows. The resulting productions tour schools, community settings and conferences throughout Greater Manchester and now, through the power of the internet, nationally and even internationally (whoop whoop!!)
 
It’s much more than creating musical theatre though, it provides a platform for children to connect with older people and help them feel a bit happier and healthier by putting their skills and experience to good use. In turn the group offers older people the opportunity to give children high quality cultural experiences.
 
Since COVID-19 the gang have turned their skills online and have started creating podcasts for children. Have a look at their Armchair Adventures page to find out more.
 
They meet every Thursday morning at Guide Bridge Theatre to make music and drama from scratch and discuss the things in life that really matter over a cuppa!