Reading Time: 10 minutes

Suzanne and Rose’s Advantages of Age End of Year Round Up!!

Reading Time: 10 minutes How do you remember this heady AofA 12 months? Suzanne: I feel like someone floored the accelerator pedal. It has been a whirlwind of a year. The Arts Council grant, the flamboyant and fabulous bus tour, refreshing the website, starting the Facebook group, the hot tub talks. We did much more than I would have […]

Reading Time: 5 minutes

11 Ways to Find Passion in Work and Career

Reading Time: 5 minutes “Work is that which you dislike doing but perform for the sake of external rewards. At school, this takes the form of grades. In society, it means money, status, privilege.” Abraham Maslow (1909 – 1970) His “…interest in human potential, seeking peak experiences and improving mental health by seeking personal growth had a lasting influence […]

Reading Time: 3 minutes

AofA People: Alice Portnoy – Jeweller

Reading Time: 3 minutes Alice Portnoy started studying jewellery design in her 70s, after a 25-year career as a marketing manager for a large appliance company. Since then, she has had her work exhibited at the V&A and has shown at craft fairs across London. Most recently she was one of a small number of craft people chosen for […]