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The Age of Love audio-play 

In September 2020, we launch the Age of Love audio play. Set as a podcast in a podcast, the play tells the story of an older couple who try various things to overcome a sexual difficulty. 

The main characters, Frank and Joy, featured in our original Age of Love project, and were created by Pete McKee.

The play is a light-hearted take on a sensitive topic. Designed to inform, educate, and entertain. But don't blush: the podcast includes mature content and sensitive themes. 

You can access the Podcast here.

The UK's first Age of Love Cafe  is about to launch

We are very excited to announce that the UK's first Age of Love Cafe will take place on Saturday 15th June 2019 in Millennium Gallery Sheffield. 

Relationships are a central part of life, and one of the most important is the one we have with our intimate other. However intimacy and ageing are rarely talked about. 

 

The Age of Love exhibition, with artwork by Pete McKee, is a story about love and intimacy. Join us as we display all 12 of these intimate, funny and engaging artworks over the course of the weekend.

Alongside The Age of Love exhibition, we will be hosting The Age of Love Cafés  developed by Dr Sharron Hinchliff, an academic based at The University of Sheffield. The cafes are an opportunity to chat about issues related to intimacy and relationships in older adulthood.

Pete said, “If I am totally honest I wasn’t aware this is something that is an issue, however I was shocked to hear some of the stories Sharron had found while doing her research. I would hate to think that anyone would feel discriminated against for a health problem and that this might affect people’s relationships, so I was delighted to be asked to take part in this project. Hopefully the work we have created will get people talking more and maybe with a sense of humour about it too.”

To find out more about the event and to book yourself into a cafe please visit: 

http://www.museums-sheffield.org.uk/museums/millennium-gallery/exhibitions/coming-soon/the-age-of-love-exhibition-%E2%80%93-artwork-by-pete-mckee

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