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Contemporary Elders – Walk and Talk with Syd Moore

Focal Point Gallery
10.00 am to 2.30 pm

As part of the programme celebrating Elsa James’ inaugural solo exhibition ‘Othered, in a region that has been historically othered’, acclaimed writer Syd Moore will be visiting Focal Point Gallery to talk about the research which she embeds in her novels about the witch trials and speaking about the othering that the accused experienced.

Following the talk Syd will lead a walk around Old Leigh, the setting of her first novel, The Drowning Pool, and speaking about some of the many curious and wyrd tales that thread through this historic stretch of the estuary.

Lunch is included in the £5 ticket price. 

Whether you are new to contemporary art or a regular gallery attendee, you are welcome. You can attend on your own, with a partner or with friends. All workshops will be focused on the social side, with no prior art experience or understanding needed. Just a willingness to get involved! This group is for anyone aged over 60.

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Focal Point Gallery is wheelchair accessible and there are additional materials available to enhance your visit, e.g. large print information sheets, family activity sheets and dedicated quiet times. The team will be happy to support your needs and more information can be found on our website at or phone us on 01702 534108 or email us at

Contemporary Elders was set up pre-covid to challenge and liberate the term ‘elder’ from the stigma of ‘elderly’ and encourages us to embrace wisdom as a path to growing whole, not old.

The Contemporary Elders programme is low cost and consists of workshops, guided tours, walks and social meetups to join like-minded elders together to break down barriers, encourage life-long learning and enjoyment of the arts in all its forms.

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