Artist Megan Dunford is working closely with Sarah Rampton the Director of In Jolly Good Company to bring rurally isolated older people a feeling of comfort and connection during a challenging time.
How to get involved
Megan and Sarah are working with a specific community on this project in the Wimborne St. Giles area. We will share updates and progress here.
In the meantime, you can read Megan's blog on her website.
Megan Dunford is a Dorset based Arts Practitioner. The work she makes has a particular focus on how people communicate with each other, she produces projects and creative events with SEAFAIR - a socially engaged artist network she helped to set up. These take place in non gallery based settings to foster dialogues about art between artists and the community. During her time as Participation Officer at Dorchester Arts and Bridport Arts Centre, she worked with Youth Theatres, curated Dementia Friendly Projects and tried to place people at the heart of these organisations. For this project she will be supporting people to create and send Audio Postcards to one another.
"Audio Postcards are a great way to say ‘I’m here for you’ without saying it. They are really fascinating and uplifting to listen to; and can offer a creative distraction to older vulnerable people who would normally be attending The Jolly Days.”
“In Jolly Good Company is extremely excited to be collaborating with Megan Dunford. We look forward to discovering the joy her 'Audio Postcards' will bring to our Jolly Guests and many other isolated people across Dorset.”