Nursing home residents pay tribute to Slade by recreating iconic album cover

Residents recreated an iconic album cover

Residents of Care UK’s Foxland Grange, on Wergs Road, Tettenhall, showed off their creative talents for World Photography Day 2022.

Wanting to combine their photography skills with their musical tastes, the residents decided to recreate Slade’s iconic “Old, New, Borrowed and Blue” album cover – using their own faces.

They used their best photography and acting skills to recreate poses from the band’s album cover, while listening to Slade’s music to help them stay in character.

The residents first studied the original artwork to make sure their poses were as accurate as possible.

Once captured, each of the photos was uploaded and cropped before being cleverly photographed on the original album artwork.

Slade – Old, New, Borrowed and Blue Album Cover
Residents recreated an iconic album cover

Slade formed in Wolverhampton in 1966 and rose to fame during the glam rock era of the early 1970s – a time many locals fondly remember.

Su Edmonds, general manager of the retirement home, said: “We have some very creative and talented photographers here at Foxland Grange who have been eagerly waiting to show off their talents for World Photography Day.

“Slade being from Wolverhampton, the locals wanted to pay homage to the band and our hometown by doing something a little different.

“Here at Foxland Grange, we believe in the power of activity-based care.

“Creative Activities offer residents a wonderful way to express their feelings and show off their artistic flair through an activity that everyone can participate in – and there’s no right or wrong way!

“We are extremely proud of the residents’ recreational activities which now take pride of place in the house’s playroom and are often admired by visitors. We are already thinking about ideas for next year.

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