Friday was a very exciting afternoon for Age UK Islington activities as we ventured south to Tate Modern to take part in preparatory workshops for artist Suzanne Lacy’s project ‘Silver Action’.

From discussing the most significant item in our handbags to pin-pointing key moments in our history on a huge timeline to making links and reinterpreting images around women’s history we had an insightful and fascinating afternoon.

We were then shown the Tanks themselves – huge ex-oil tanks turned performance space where we will become part of Suzanne Lacy’s performance next Sunday 3rd February from 1.30 – 2pm – come along to hear our stories in action!

See what Suzanne says about her work here.

The work has also been reported on in the Guardian – read all about it here.

Meeting artist Suzanne Lacy (second from left) and talking about the significant things we carry around.

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Adding our memories, political history and personal key moments to the timeline, sharing ideas and interpretation of the postcards and engaging in some fantastic conversation!

Pic - Chinese Assoc and photoHands and photos

From the highest view from the Tate… right down to the darkest depths of the Tanks!

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