The Recycled Teenagers

Celebrating the opening of the Breaker's Yard at Sutton House

Our Recycled Teenagers are a group of over 55s, who have been an important part of Sutton House for 20 years. They help to create our exhibitions, as well as taking part in weekly activities such as dancing, singing, creative writing, arts and crafts.

Our Recycled Teenagers are a group of over 55s, who have been an important part of Sutton House for 20 years. They help to create our exhibitions, as well as taking part in weekly activities such as dancing, singing, creative writing, arts and crafts.

Formed after an intergenerational project between a local school and Hackney Caribbean Elders, the initial project worked to help people from different social, cultural and economic backgrounds enjoy and become a part of Sutton House. The short term project was so successful, that the group became a permanent fixture, and is now open to anyone over 55 years old.

We meet for three terms a year, each for six or seven weeks, with a varied programme of activities and events, including: African drumming, singing, dancing, life-drawing, creative writing, embroidering, collaging, zine making and print making.

Become part of the Recycled Teenagers

If you wish to find out about joining the Recycled Teenagers, you can contact our Community Learning Manager Sean by calling 020 8986 2264 or at sean.curran@nationaltrust.org.uk.

Or just turn up to one of our workshops, the dates for 2018 are as follows:

Term 1 – 9th February to 23rd March, every Friday 13.30 – 15.30

Term 2 – 1st June to 20th July, every Friday 13.30 – 15.30

Term 3 – 5th October to 30th November, every Friday apart from 26th October, 13.30 – 15.30

Video

Margaret's story

As part of the Recycled Teenagers, Margaret has found somewhere she belongs. The group meet regularly at Sutton House in London to dance, socialise and stay connected. Though they might not be related, they are a family. Margaret reveals how her new friends are keeping her young.