LAPWING Project – Live Art Practice Wellbeing Inspired Network Group


The LAPWING ‘arts for dementia and community mental health wellbeing’ partnership project ran from 2016-17.

It was inspired, managed and evaluated by Fay Blair on behalf of the partnership led by Age UK Canterbury and was supported by Kent Creative Arts CIC.

The Project Aims

The core aims were:


The LAPWING Programme

The diverse project components included:

The LAPWING training programme

An intergenerational project involving 30 students from Simon Langton Girls’ Grammar School in Canterbury as part or of their enrichment programme.


“It has been a privilege to lead and support this innovative partnership through Age UK Canterbury. We have been inspired and our members in later life uplifted, by the talent and commitment of the creatives and artists and partners involved in LAPWING”.

Project Legacy

‘Postcards from Precious Places’

led by Nicky Thompson 

‘A Few Words About Me’  led by Jasper Bouverie, Funder Films


Arts Council England, Canterbury City Council, Canterbury and Coastal NHS- CCG, The Big Lottery and Kent County Council.

With ‘in kind’ support from: Big Fish Arts – Megadale Estates and Barton Court Care – for ‘LAPWING Sheppey’.



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