The village of Greenhive Green are forming a committee. Each week they’ll gather in the village square, drink tea and take part in activities. All is quiet in Greenhive Green, until an unexpected discovery and a boarded-up flower shop cause a bit of a stir.

In spring 2016, Punchdrunk Enrichment partnered with intergenerational arts company Magic Me and Anchor Trust to create a new project for Greenhive Care Home’s residents and staff, including those with dementia. The project was part of a wider initiative by Magic Me to bring innovative creative practices to residents in care homes.

Punchdrunk Enrichment transformed a room in the care home into a beautiful village green, complete with a florist’s shop, phone box, foliage and the smell of fresh cut grass. Residents gathered weekly in the fictional world for committee meetings that were part-soap opera, part-game and part-workshop.

Thanks to singer-songwriter Beatie Wolfe for performing to the committee and helping them choose their village anthem.

Magic Me’s Artist Residencies are supported by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation and Wakefield & Tetley Trust.

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  • Partly shown table with teacups on it and empty chairs. A wall with ‘Friends of Greenhive Green’ text on it has boards covered in photos and notes.
    Galleryimage2 Punchdrunk’s Greenhive Green. Photo by Stephen Dobbie
  • A large table with cups and clipboards laid our and a decorative centrepiece. Empty chairs around it and shop signs in the background.
    Galleryimage1 Punchdrunk’s Greenhive Green. Photo by Stephen Dobbie
  • Board on a wall
    PDE_GHG_020216-241 Punchdrunk’s Greenhive Green. Photo by Stephen Dobbie
  • Streets sign covered in green vines
    PDE_GHG_020216-188 Punchdrunk’s Greenhive Green. Photo by Stephen Dobbie
  • Close up of a memorial plaque on a wall
    PDE_GHG_020216-167 Punchdrunk’s Greenhive Green. Photo by Stephen Dobbie
  • The top of a telephone box is visible, a street sign on the wall adjacent to it
    PDE_GHG_020216-92 Punchdrunk’s Greenhive Green. Photo by Stephen Dobbie
  • Close up to mini street lamps
    PDE_GHG_020216-1 Punchdrunk’s Greenhive Green. Photo by Stephen Dobbie
  • Close up of a road sign pointing right
    PDE_GHG_020216-103 Punchdrunk’s Greenhive Green. Photo by Stephen Dobbie
  • Group of people sat and looking at something in the distance
    Greenhive Green Punchdrunk’s Greenhive Green. Photograph by Stephen Dobbie.
  • Greenhive Green sign visible above a door
    PDE_GHG_020216-65 Punchdrunk’s Greenhive Green. Photo by Stephen Dobbie

Creative Team

  • Director

    Matthew Blake

  • Designer

    Julie Landau

  • Sound & Graphic Design

    Stephen Dobbie

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