'A Creative Century' celebrates the many different ways we can express ourselves creativity at every age and stage of life.

We photographed and talked to ten people, one from each decade of our lives - meet our 60-something . . .

Name: Trishna Singh
Age: 65
Enjoys: Knitting, sewing, crocheting, painting, creative writing

“We were taught knitting, sewing and crocheting as a skill when we were younger – it was something we had to learn to make us viable as good housewives and mothers, so it became a chore for us.

But my husband passed away three years ago, and I’ve found crocheting very therapeutic. It’s something I can concentrate on and not think about anything else. So there’s a different use for it now, I’m doing it for myself just to get peace and it’s helped me a lot.

When you get to a certain age you can sometimes think ‘I can’t do this’, just because you’ve never done it. But I think actually you should just throw caution to the wind and say ‘what the hell’ – that’s what I feel like now. I’ve dabbled in art and written poetry – you have to go one day, so you might as well try something else before you go!””

Trishna works with Sikh women at Sikh Sanjog - to find out more, visit www.sikhsanjog.com

To meet the other nine people in our Creative Century project, click here.

Photo credit: Derek Anderson www.derekanderson.co.uk