Call out for participants for new arts project in North Kensington

Are you over 60 and interested in sharing your story about love?

LOVE after 60…

Do new romantic relationships have the same meaning at a later stage in life? What are the challenges of online dating for seniors?

How does it feel to love the same person for 50 years?

What happens when one loses the love of a lifetime?

How openly can we talk about sex after 60?

While the media, advertising and film industries overload us with images of young love, this project will celebrate the challenges and opportunities of romantic relationships at a later stage in life. Are you over 60 and interested in sharing your story about love?

Call out for participants for new arts project in North Kensington

Marie Klimis has been awarded a Westway Trust Artist Commission to develop a new project: A love letter to my greatest mistakes (working title), that celebrates love after 60. Marie wants to interview ten Londoners to share their stories of love. These short audio interviews will inspire a new artwork that will feature a series of visual and sound installations presented around the Westway area in spring 2020.

Practical details about the interviews

  • You need to be based in the North Kensington area.
  • Interviews will take place in September-October 2019 on a date and time that suits you.
  • You can choose the location, it just needs to be an extremely quiet space where you’d feel comfortable chatting.
  • The interview will be recorded and will last between 30 to 45 minutes. It will be very informal, with open questions.
  • You only need to share what you feel comfortable with.
  • Your name won’t publicly disclosed as part of the project.

More about the project

For this project, Marie is looking to interview ten Londoners who are interested in sharing their stories. Following the interviews, she will create miniature installations inspired by these stories: she will design a series of diorama boxes equipped with headphones so visitors can hear the voices of the interviewees.

The installations will be presented across the Westway estate in North Kensington in spring 2020.

 About Marie

Marie Klimis is a writer, storyteller and designer specialising in multidisciplinary projects. Her work focuses on combining storytelling with sound design and traditional crafts. She is passionate about making arts more accessible and bringing performances outside of theatre venues, creating work that is inclusive, challenging and fun for people of all ages and backgrounds.

Care home and community venues

Marie is also looking for two additional venues to show the installations (e.g. care homes, community venues). Please get in touch if you are an organisation and interested in this opportunity.

Get in touch

If you would like to take part or would like more information about the project, please email Marie with your contact details and she will get in touch with more information by phone or email. marieklimis@gmail.com.

For more information about Marie’s projects: www.marieklimis.com/theatre.

westway arts and culture logo