Falling on Your Feet (North Tyneside)

September 2021 - March 2022

Falling On Your Feet North Tyneside allowed local carers who enjoyed dancing to meet new people and stay active.

Part of Better Connect.

A dance programme for people over 55 in North Tyneside who have caring responsibilities for a loved one or close friend.

Helix Arts’ dance and health programme partnered with Tyne and Wear Archives and Museums to offer the chance to work with professional artists to create dance together, expressing stories through movement while developing strength and flexibility, and making new friends.

Participants were able to join artist Yuvel Soria weekly at Segedunum Roman Fort & Museum to co-create and co-choreograph a routine which represented themselves as carers.

Part of our Better Connect programme which had a range of opportunities to support those who have caring responsibilities, to take time out and get creative.

Interested in what other participants had to say?

Head to our main Falling on Your Feet Page to take a look.

Images from our FOYF taster sessions

Find out more

If you are interested in taking part in our next Falling On Your Feet cohort or would like to commission Falling on Your Feet, please get in touch.

Polly Turner

Creative Producer

polly.turner@helixarts.com 

Thanks to our Project Funders

Falling On Your Feet was funded by the Thriving Communities Fund, which totals £1.4 million, is being delivered by Arts Council England and has been made possible by the National Academy for Social Prescribing (contributing £1.15m from the Department of Health and Social Care) and Arts Council England (providing £250k from the National Lottery). Other strategic partners to the programme include NHS England and NHS Improvement, Historic England, Sport England, Natural England, the Office for Civil Society, the Money & Pensions Service and NHS Charities Together.

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