A Way with Words

Age Exchange is delighted to receive prestigious literary grant from the Clore Duffield Foundation

Clore Duffield, a grant-making charity chaired by Dame Vivien Duffield DBE explains how A Way with Words came about, and how Age Exchange will actualize the project, connecting young people with essential stories of evacuation and the Holocaust:“13 organisations across the UK have been announced as recipients of £100,137 in grants from the 7th round of the Clore Poetry and Literature Awards. The projects span schools, colleges, community, arts and cultural arts organisations within urban and rural areas throughout the whole of the UK.”

“A Way with Words [is]an intergenerational project for children and young people by this admired company in Blackheath. It will tackle serious literature and involve full-length novels. There will be 12 weekly sessions on novels related to the themes of evacuation and the Holocaust, with older people contributing their memories and young people exploring the experiences. There will be a poet-in-residence in the library during the half-terms in Autumn and Winter, a performance of the children’s work at the Age Exchange Theatre, and at local residential care homes. The poetry generated by the project will be made into a book.”

The Clore Duffield Foundation is a supporter of the Cultural Learning Alliance, a collective voice working to ensure that all children and young people have access to culture. Sign up to the Alliance: www.culturallearningalliance.org.uk