Tuesday 4th June 2013, 19:00 for 19:30 start, Attlee Room, House of Lords

On the evening of 4th June, guests were presented with drawings from the respected artist, Charles Mackesy, which highlighted the everyday challenges our ageing populations face navigating the built environment with regard to transport, housing and the wider community.

The dinner was convened to respond to these challenges. We invited a cross sector of guests (including academics, civil servants, health, transport, charitable and industrial partners) to come together to discuss how we can create better, more friendly communities in the future.

With the assistance of an illustrator, who specialises in architectural drawings, we asked our guests to ‘draw for their supper’, or for those not artistically inclined, to contribute suggestions to help create a new vision of how age friendly communities should be conceived and designed.

The drawings and illustrations with an accompanied narrative will be collated into a book which will be published in the summer to highlight the problems and the ‘solutions’ we all need to work towards.

Places at the dinner were allocated on a first come first serve basis. The event was organised on behalf of the International Longevity Centre – UK (ILC-UK) and the Crucible Centre at University College London (UCL), and was kindly made possible with funding from UCL and Pfizer.