The charity Magic Me has worked for 20 years bringing together young people aged 8+ with adults aged 60+ to work on shared creative artistic projects. Artist Janet Brooke has worked with them on and off over the last 10 years and felt she'd probably reached retirement when she moved to Brighton. But with a phone call late last year they lured her back for one last time …..
The plan was to work with 3 primary schools and 3 groups of older people located on the route to the Olympic Site and eventually produce a piece of artwork to go on the ceiling of the buses on that route.
Then, with all the information collected they had the rather daunting task of producing a piece of finished artwork. Janet worked with almost 100 children producing cardboard prints of the buildings past and present along the route while Surya produced a soundtrack based on the stories we’d heard and the poems the children had written.