STAA's 'Connecting with Carers' Project.

STAA is thrilled with the success of it's year-long project working with carers groups across Sandwell. This project allowed us to share our skills and experience in the arts with carers groups to deliver new learning in creative and imaginative activities. There was lots of enjoyment and laughter along the way. To read more click here.

Arts and reminiscence with elders with dementia living in residential care.

STAA worked with elders with dementia in conjunction with Wolverhampton Art Gallery to investigate whether practical arts activities and reminiscence using ‘object handling’ could improve the lives of people living in social care settings. We delivered seven half-day sessions including photography, handling childhood toys and games, making cakes & morning tea & a visit to a local museum.
The project enabled people to exercise memories, motor skills, conversation, reasoning & decision making. Staff observed a positive level of engagement and general atmosphere of excitement in the activity areas. To read more click here

Al Bowlly’s Croon Manifesto: How Collaboration between organisations can get impressive results.


Performances of the musical ‘Al Bowlly’s Croon Manifesto’ by Untied Artists took place at West Bromwich Town Hall. Residents from care homes watched the show which told the story of the legendary dance band performer Al Bowlly. Each performance was followed by a tea dance.
In the five preceeding months more than 500 people were involved as participants including older vulnerable adults in residential care and people with learning difficulties. The show became the centre point around which participatory workshops were organised. The public performances provided an opportunity for everyone involved to come together to enjoy a celebratory event. To read more click here