Does Age Have a Bearing on Creativity? The Bealtaine Debate will explore whether age has a bearing on creativity, at what age artists and creative people reach their full creative potential, what reaching ‘peak creativity’ might mean and the impact of ageism on perceptions around this. This event is taking place in Mercer’s Institute for Successful Ageing (MISA) at St James’s Hospital on 11 May as part of Bealtaine Festival.

Does Age Have a Bearing on Creativity? is chaired by NCAD Director Sarah Glennie and run in partnership with MISA, and the National College of Art and Design.

Brian Maguire and Jochen Gerz, Visual Artists
Ian Robertson, Professor of Psychology at Trinity College Dublin
David Robinson, Consultant Physician in Geriatric Medicine at St James’s Hospital

The Bealtaine Debate will be of interest to artists, creatives and students, the public, sociologists, psychologists and those working in the arts and older people.

Venue: Mercer’s Institute for Successful Ageing (MISA), St James’s Hospital, Dublin 8
Date: Friday 11 May
Time: 2.30 – 4.30pm
Tickets: Admission is free but spaces are limited, so booking is recommended

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