I’m a regular contributor to Entelechy Art’s Ambient Jam team. For the last few years I’ve been working in a care home in south east London, collaborating with Entelechy artists Nick Doyne-Ditmas, Naomi Welford and Charlene Low.

IMG_8035.jpegSimon and Doreen, who work at the care home, write poetry and shake maracas with us on a regular basis. Other members of staff, family and friends haphazardly join us to dance, share stories and sing with the residents.

When we take Ambient Jam into the home, we bring every piece of ourselves to the party.

Working in a specialist nursing care home over a substantial period of time changes perspectives…

What is truly important?

Creating space to allow things to happen. Following a tiny thread.

A willingness to go along with the unexplored.


An unexpected rising of energy.


IMG_8057.jpegThe honour and privilege – and magnitude – of sharing a beautiful moment with someone in their final days.

Meaningful relationships; both long-term and transient encounters. The depth of a single moment.

The right to plan ahead and to feel delighted anticipation. Optimism.

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Joyous cohesion.

Remembering who we are and why we are here.


This content was originally written as guest blogger for the Entelechy Arts website.

Photos reproduced with permission.