dlr Cultural Connections – Winter 2017

12.19.2017

Volunteers recently 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’.

Most of these older people find Christmas to be an extremely tough time of the year. Due to loneliness and isolation they generally wish for the holidays to pass quite quickly. One man told us how he was thrilled to be a part of the evening on the main weekend before Christmas as it made the time pass quickly in such easy company and that he didn’t have to feel alone on that hard weekend.

dlr Cultural Connections is managed by Making Connections, funded by the DLR CoCo/ HSE Arts & Health Partnership with the support of Pavilion Theatre.

Bernard Flynn