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Tettenhall care home residents recreate famous album cover of local band

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Residents at a care home in Tettenhall decided to get creative by recreating an iconic album cover by a music band local to the home.

Residents at Care UK’s Foxland Grange, on Wergs Road, have been showcasing their creative talents for World Photography Day 2022.

 

Wanting to combine their photography skills with their musical tastes, the residents decided to recreate Wolverhampton formed band, Slade, and their iconic ‘Old, New, Borrowed and Blue’ album cover – using their own faces!

The residents used their very best photography and acting skills to recreate the poses from the band’s album cover – all while listening to the band’s music to help them remain in character.

The residents first studied the original artwork to ensure their poses were as accurate as possible. Once captured, each of the photos were uploaded and cropped before being cleverly photoshopped onto the album’s original artwork.

Slade formed in Wolverhampton in 1966 and rose to fame during the glam rock era in the early 1970s, a time that many residents remember fondly. 

Commenting on the activity, resident Beryl, said: “It was fantastic to celebrate a band that we know so well from our local area. I found it quite amusing and fun to see me on such a popular album cover – I even asked the Foxland Grange team to call me ‘Noddy’ for the day.

Su Edmonds, General Manager at Foxland Grange, said: “We have some very creative and talented photographers here at Foxland Grange who have been looking forward to showcasing their talents for World Photography Day.

“With Slade being from Wolverhampton, the residents wanted to pay homage to the band and our home city by doing something a little different.

“Here at Foxland Grange, we believe in the power of activity-based care. Creative activities offer a wonderful way for residents to express their feelings and showcase their artistic flare through an activity where anyone can take part – and there is no right or wrong way!

“We are incredibly proud of the resident’s recreation which now takes pride of place in the home’s hobby room and is often admired by visitors. We are already thinking of ideas for next year!”

Designed to enable residents to live active and fulfilled lives, while also promoting independence, Foxland Grange, incorporates space for hobby and leisure activities. The building has been configured into a series of neighbourhoods to help facilitate the creation of close-knit communities and encourage social interaction among the residents.

For more information on Foxland Grange, please call Director of Community Relations, Jazz Lalli, on 01902 275507 or email jazz.lalli@careuk.com.

For more general information, please go to careuk.com/foxland-grange.

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73 Wergs Road, Tettenhall, Wolverhampton, West Midlands, WV6 9BN

Foxland Grange

CQC Rating: Good
  • Residential care
  • Dementia care
  • Nursing care
  • Nursing dementia care
  • Respite care
  • End of life care
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