The dlr Cultural Connections programme aims to create a local network of older people and volunteers interested in attending events in the Pavilion Theatre. Managed by Making Connections via their befriending scheme the programme targets socially isolated older people referred by social workers and public health nurses. The volunteers are generally younger adults. There are two events coming up one in October and one in November 2018.
In December 2017 volunteers accompanied the people they visit to two shows in Pavilion theatre. Phil Coulter and Emer Quinn wowed the audience with their performances and Making Connections group was lucky enough to meet both artists afterwards
One older lady said it was ‘a surreal experience, I could have stayed there forever’.