My home? My castle? My container? Or my prison?

How do we imagine the future of where and how we live? Who will we live with? What can we afford? What will our lives look like and how will we manage?

This sensitive, humorous and moving film, with original songs and live soundscapes, explores: Behind our doorbells and front doors, how are we dreaming of the future?

Doorbells: Dreaming for the Future has been developed by Skimstone Arts and commissioned by Care & Repair England and the Elders Council of Newcastle, supported by Northumbria University.

Heléna Herklots, Chief Executive of Carers UK, said: “Our ageing population has created a new generation of older people who are devoting their retirement to caring for their parents, relatives and partners – a challenge previous generations have not faced.”

Our care system depends to a large extent on support from family. There are growing numbers of people who don’t have family they can call on to support them. The Institute of Public Policy Research says that in 2012 there were 1.2 million people aged over 65 without adult children and estimates that this will rise to approximately two million by 2030.

Audience feedback:
“Incredibly important story to talk about and fantastic inter-generational audience. Surprisingly entertaining for such a complicated and difficult subject.”

When: 6pm on Wednesday 15 May 2019
Where: Star and Shadow Cinema, Warwick Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE2 1BB
Tickets cost £3 and includes a light buffet.

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