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Reawakening Festival 2017, Dorset

20 March 2017

Reawakening Festival 2017

Dorset’s first arts festival for dementia, Reawakening (15 May - 3 June 2017) will celebrate the county’s heritage, countryside and artistic life – from the Jurassic coast to Thomas Hardy, historic houses and estates, horticulture, ceramics, music, dance, poetry and drama, textiles, basketry and carving in wood and stone.

As imaginative and artistic instincts can remain vibrant for years after onset of dementia, engaging with the arts and enjoying country exercise help preserve identity and sense of purpose in the community for longer.

Arts workshops for people with memory loss and their companions are led by facilitators trained to override dementia symptoms and encourage participants to revive, develop and learn artistic skills joyfully together and are fascinating, fun and effective. (See Reawakening the Mind and Music Reawakening). 

Arts 4 Dementia is mapping dementia friendly arts and heritage venues and new arts events for dementia around Dorset as well as activities that can help prevent onset. 

To register your dementia friendly venue or event in the festival programme:
email veronica@arts4dementia.org.uk
or call Veronica on 07713 63638.


Festival Programme
[countywide programmes in the process of uploading]

 
Bournemouth & Poole
Dementia Friendly Venues:

Immanuel Church, Southbourne BH6 3QJ. Art deco, 1930, architect Frederick Lawrence. 

Mon 15 May 14.00-16.00
HERITAGE & VIS. ARTS Early stage
Mon 15 May     15.00-16.00
MUSIC
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra trio. Concert at the Lighthouse Gallery, 21 Kingland Road, Poole BH15 1UG. (Tickets £5. Contact Ben Jennings. Tel: 01202 644717)
Tue 16 May     11.00-13.00
MUSIC     Early stage
Choir and organ workshop  at St Peter's Church, Hinton Road, Bournemouth BH1 2EE. (Contact Veronica at A4D above). 
Tue 16 May    14.00-16.00
DRAMA     
Early stage
Drama at Arts University Bournemouth workshop, Acting Studios, Pavilion Theatre, Westover Road BH1 2BU.  (Contact Veronica at A4D above).
Wed 17 May 10.15-11.15 HERITAGE & VIS. ARTS Early stage Guided tour, Russell-Cotes Museum, East Cliff Promenade, Bournemouth BH1 3AA.
Wed 17 May  15.00-16.00
MUSIC
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra trio. Concert at the Lighthouse Gallery, 21 Kingland Road, Poole BH15 1UG. (Tickets £5. Contact Ben Jennings. Tel: 01202 644717)
Thu 18 May  10.00-12.00
CRAFTS
       Early stage
"Mementos: Reminiscence & textiles", Poole.  Cynthia House, Cynthia Road, Parkstone Poole BH12 3JD. (Contact Anna Shiels, a.shiels@poole.gov.uk. Tel: 01202 633971).
Thu 18 May     10.00-12.00
CRAFTS  Early stage
"Flourish - arts workshops for dementia, Poole" Artisan Studio, The Branksome Centre, Recreation Road, Branksome, Poole BH12 2EA. (Contact Pauline Stanley, artisanstudio1@gmail.com. Tel: 07729 829209).
Fri  19 May   10.00-11.30
DANCE  
Early stage
Creative dance with Pavilion Dance South West, Dance Studios, Pavilion Theatre, Westover Road, Bournemouth BH1 2BU.  (Contact Veronica at A4D above). 
Fri 19 May     14.00-16.00
VIS. ARTS  
Early stage
Creative arts workshops. Poole Housing Partnership, Belmont Court, Glen Road, Parkstone Poole BH14 0HF. (Contact Claire Wade, c.wade@poole.gov.uk. Tel: 01202 264310).
Sat 20 May     10.30-12.30
CRAFTS    Early stage
Clay workshop, 15 Days in Clay, Studio One, Holton Lee, East Holton, Holton Heath, Poole BH16 6JN. (Contact Janna Edwards, janna@15daysinclay.co.uk. Tel: 07815 819825).
Wed 24 May   14.00-15.30
MUSIC
"Singing for the Brain", St Mary's Longfleet Church Centre, Kingston Road, Poole BH15 2LP (Contact: admindorset@alzheimers.org.uk. Tel: 01202 764352)
Thu 25 May   10.00-12.00
CRAFTS    
Early stage
"Mementos: Reminiscence & Textiles". Cynthia House, Cynthia Road, Parkstone, Poole BH12 3JD. (Contact Anna Shiels, a.shiels@poole.gov.uk. Tel: 01202 633971)
Fri 26 May      10.30-12.00
MUSIC
"Songs for the Mind", Immanuel Church, 120 Southbourne Road, Bournemouth BH6 3QJ. (Contact Sally Nevitt, facesouthbourne@aol.com. Tel: 01202 419506).
Fri 26 May      13.30-15.00
MUSIC
"Singing for the Brain", West Cliff Baptist Church Hall, Poole Road, Westbourne BH4 9DN. (Contact, admindorset@alzheimers.org.uk. Tel: 01202 754352).
Fri 26 May      14.00-16.00 
VIS. ARTS
Early stage
Creative arts workshops, Poole Housing Partnership, Belmont Court, Glen Road, Parkstone, Poole BH14 0HF. (Contact Claire Wade, c.wade@poole.gov.uk. Tel: 01202 264310).
Sat 27 May 10.30   OUTDOOR  Sensory Gardening, Rossmore Library  Twigs garden club, Herbert Avenue, BH12 4HR.
Wed 31 May      14.00 start
FILM
"The Wizard of Oz", The Lighthouse, 21 Kingland Road, Poole BH15 1UG. (Ticket £5 includes tea and biscuit. Tel: 01202 280000).
Fri 2 June       10.30-12.00
CRAFTS
Clay workshop, Immanuel Church, 120 Southbourne Road, Bournemouth BH6 3QJ. (Contact Sally Nevitt, facesouthbourne@aol.com. Tel: 01202 419506).

Christchurch
Dementia Friendly Venues:
Venues welcoming to dementia (no formal DF certificate):

Bournemouth Aviation Museum, Merritown Lane, Hurn, Christchurch BH23 6BA.

Thu 18 May 13.45-15.15 MUSIC "Melodies for Memories", Christchurch Day Centre, 250 Lymington Rd, Highcliffe, BH23 5ET.
Sat 20 May [time tbc) CRAFTS   Early stage Kite-making, Red House Museum, Quay Road, Christchurch BH23 1BU (Tel: 01202 482860).
Sun 21 May 11.00-16.00 OUTDOOR  Early stage Scarecrow competition and Exbury Gardens workshop, Highcliffe Castle, Rothesay Drive, Highcliffe BH23 4LE.
Tue 23 May 10.30-11.30  REMINISC "Memory Lane", Christchurch Library and Learning Centre. 29 High St, Christchurch BH23 1AW.
Wed 24 May   14.00-15.30
MUSIC
"Singing for the Brain", St Joseph's Parish Centre, 67 Purewell, Christchurch BH23 13H (Contact admindorset@alzheimers.org.uk. Tel: 01202 764352).
East Dorset
Dementia Friendly Venues:

Priest’s House Museum & Garden, Wimborne Minster, BH21 1HR.

Wimborne MinsterHigh Street, Wimborne, Dorset, BH21 1HT.

Mon 15 May 

14.15-15.34 REMINISC.
"Busy Hands and Minds", Verwood Library,1 Manor Road, Verwood, BH31 6DS
Tue 16 May    14.00-15.30
OUTDOOR 
"Step Outside" Kingston Lacy Kitchen Gardens, Allotment Gardening. Abbott Street, Pamphill BH21 4EF. (Contact admindorset@alzheimers.org.uk. Tel: 01202 764352).
Sat 20 May

10.30-16.30
CRAFTS   Early stage

Stained Glass with Jackie Hunt, Walford Mill Crafts, Wimborne Minster BH21 1NL.  (Contact: Caroline Parrott, education@walfordmillcrafts.co.uk. Tel: 01202 841400)

Sun 21 May   10.30-16.30
CRAFTS   Early stage

Stained Glass with Jackie Hunt, Walford Mill Crafts, Wimborne Minster BH21 1NL. (Contact: Caroline Parrott, education@walfordmillcrafts.co.uk. Tel: 01202 841400)

Mon 22 May   14.15-15.30
HERITAGE & VIS. ARTS
"Museum Memories", Priest's House, 23-27 High Street, Wimborne BH21 1HR . (Waiting List: 01202 822533)
Thu 25 May    14.00-15.00
REMINISC.
"Do you remember?", Wimborne Library, Eastbrook Row, Wimborne Minster BH21 1ED    
Thu 1 June 14.00-16.00 HERITAGE & VIS. ARTS "Saints, Angels, Gargoyles and Green Men", The Arts Society talk and tour with Geri Parlby, Wimborne Minster,High Street, Wimborne, Dorset, BH21 1HT. (Contact veronica@arts4dementia.org.uk. Tel: 07713 636381).
Fri 2 June    14.00-16.00
REMINISC.
"Time to remember", Corfe Mullen Library, 54 Wareham Rd, Corfe Mullen, Wimborne BH21 3LE 
Sun 3 June    10.30-16.00
CRAFTS   Early stage

"Driftwood Harbours" with Michelle Clements-Davies, Walford Mill Crafts, Wimborne Minster BH21 1NL. (Contact: Caroline Parrott, education@walfordmillcrafts.co.uk. Tel: 01202 841400)



North Dorset
Dementia Friendly Venues:
Gillingham Museum, Chantry Fields, Gillingham SP8 4UA

The Exchange, Sturminster Newton, Old Market Hill,Sturminster Newton, DT10 1FH

Sherborne Castle, New Road, Sherborne DT9 5NR - Carer Free.

Wed 17 May    14.00-15.30
MUSIC
"Singing for the Brain", Town Hall, School Road, Gillingham SP8 4QR. (Contact: Sarah Rampton, admindorset@alzheimers.org.uk. Tel: 01202 764352).
Thu 18 May     14.00-15.30
MUSIC
 "Singing for the Brain", The Catholic Church Hall, Westbury, Sherborne DT9 3RA. (Contact: admindorset@alzheimers.org.uk. Tel: 01202 764352).
Fri 19 May 20.00-
MUSIC
Tony Waller and the Prohibition Jazz BandShaftesbury Arts Centre, 13 Bell St, Shaftesbury SP7 8AR. Tickets £14.50, carer free. (Contact: Tel: 01747 855306.)
Wed 24 May   14.00-15.30
MUSIC
"Singing for the Brain", Town Hall, School Road, Gillingham SP8 4QR. (Contact: Sarah Rampton, admindorset@alzheimers.org.uk. Tel: 01202 764352).
Thu 25 May    14.00-15.30
MUSIC
"Singing for the Brain", United Reformed Church, Salisbury Street, Blandford DT11 7PY. (Contact: Sarah Rampton, admindorset@alzheimers.org.uk. Tel: 01202 764352).
Wed 31 May    14.00-15.30
MUSIC
"Singing for the Brain", Town Hall, School Road, Gillingham SP8 4QR. (Contact: Sarah Rampton, admindorset@alzheimers.org.uk. Tel: 01202 764352).
Fri 2 June       19.30-21.30
DANCE
JSLN Dance Company: Variations of Pointe II triple bill, Shaftesbury Arts Centre, 13 Bell St, Shaftesbury SP7 8AR. Tickets £15, carer free. (Contact: Tel: 01747 855306).
Sat 3 June  14.00-16.00
HERITAGE & VIS. ARTS  Early stage
 “Ladies of Dorset”, Blandford Fashion Museum, Lime Tree House, The Plocks, 
Blandford Forum, DT11 7AA. (Contact: 01258 454456)

Purbeck
Dementia Friendly Venues:
Tank Museum, Bovington, BH20 6JG. Daily Talks and Tours. Annual pass £15. Carers Free.
Durlston Country Park & National Nature Reserve, Swanage BH19 2JL.

Tue 16 May 

14.00 HERITAGE & VIS. ARTS  Early stage
Guided tour of the medieval church of St John the Baptist, Southbrook, Bere Regis BH20 7HQ. (01929 471262).
Thu 18 May    15.00
HERITAGE & VIS. ARTS   Early stage
Guided tour of the medieval church of St John the Baptist, Southbrook, Bere Regis BH20 7HQ. (01929 471262).
Sat 20 May 10.30    OUTDOOR  “Meet a Moth”, Durlston Castle BH19 2JL. Look through last night's trap. (Tickets £3. Contact info@durlston.co.uk. Tel: 01929 424443)
Tue 23 May

14.00 HERITAGE & VIS. ARTS  Early stage
Guided tour of the medieval church of St John the Baptist, Southbrook, Bere Regis BH20 7HQ. (01929 471262).
Wed 24 May 10.30-11.00 OUTDOOR  Clifftop tour, Durlston Castle BH19 2JL.
Thu 25 May 13.45-15.15
MUSIC
"Melodies for Memories", United Reformed Church, Church Street, Wareham BH20 4NE.
Thu 25 May   15.00
HERITAGE & VIS. ARTS  Early stage
Guided tour of the medieval church of St John the Baptist, Southbrook, Bere Regis BH20 7HQ. (01929 471262).
Tue 30 May    14.00 HERITAGE & VIS. ARTS  Early stage Guided tour of the medieval church of St John the Baptist, Southbrook, Bere Regis BH20 7HQ. (01929 471262).
Thu 1 June 14.30-15.00 HERITAGE & VIS.ARTS Castle tour, Durlston Castle BH19 2JL. (Contact: info@durlston.co.uk. Tel: 01929 424443).
Thu 1 June    15.00 HERITAGE & VIS. ARTS  Early stage Guided tour of the medieval church of St John the Baptist, Southbrook, Bere Regis BH20 7HQ. (01929 471262).
Sat 3 June 10.30   OUTDOOR “Meet a Moth”, Durlston Castle BH19 2JL. Look through last night's trap. (Tickets £3. Contact info@durlston.co.uk. Tel: 01929 424443)
West Dorset
Dementia Friendly Venues:
Mon 15 May  14.00-16.00
HERITAGE & VIS. ARTS Early stage
Mon 15 May 14.00-15.00 OUTDOOR Dementia Friendly Walk, Hardy's Birthplace, Thorncombe Wood, Dorchester DT2 8QH. (Tickets £3. Contact: hardysbirthplace@dorsetcc.gov.uk. Tel: 01305 251228
Wed 17 May             timing t/c
CRAFTS   Early stage
Dorset Centre for the Creative Arts, Dorchester. A series of taster sessions in stone carving, wood carving, clay modelling, basketry, weaving, textiles, knitting, crocheting.  (Contact: sarah_drew@dorsetcentreforthecreativearts.co.uk. Tel: 01305 764713.)
Wed 17 May 14.00-15.00 OUTDOOR Dementia Friendly Walk, Hardy's Birthplace, Thorncombe Wood, Dorchester DT2 8QH. (Tickets £3. Contact: hardysbirthplace@dorsetcc.gov.uk. Tel: 01305 251228
Thu 18 May   timing t/c
CRAFTS  Early stage
Dorset Centre for the Creative Arts, Dorchester: Taster sessions in stone carving, wood carving, clay modelling, basketry, weaving, textiles, knitting, crocheting. 
Thu 18 May  1400-1600
HERITAGE & VIS. ARTS  Early stage 
Dorset County Museum, Dorchester DT1 1XA: "Costume" talk and art workshop, with head of textiles Lucy Johnson and artist Gillian Lacey. Contact: Veronica@arts4dementia.org.uk. Tel: 07713 636381)
Sun 21 May     16.00
MUSIC
Dorchestra (free concert), Sunninghill Community Hall, Culliford Road North, Dorchester DT1 1EB. (Contact Catherineoakley@btinternet.com. Tel: 01305 751633, 07747 842992).
Sun 21 May 19.00     MUSIC Sherborne Community Orchestra. Free concert, Digby Hall, Hound Street, Sherborne DT9 3AB.
Tue 23 May 10.00-11.45 MUSIC "Melodies for Memories", Abbeyfield House, Fleet Street, Yarn Barton, Beaminster DT8 3EQ. (Contact Hilary Foggo. Tel: 01305 269444).
Thu 25 May     10.30-12.00
MUSIC
"Singing for the Brain", Dorchester Community Church, Acland Road, Dorchester DT1 1EF.(Contact: admindorset@alzheimers.org.uk. Tel: 01202 764352).
Thu 25 May  14.00-16.00
OUTDOOR 
Bridport Community Orchard Allotment gardening, Priory Lane, Bridport DT6 3RW. (Contact: admindorset@alzheimers.org.uk. Tel: 01202 764352).
Fri 26 May 10.30-11.30 REMINISC. "Come and recall bygone days", Dorchester Library and Learning Centre, Dorchester DT1 1EE: Reminiscence
Fri 26 May 14.00-15.00
REMINISC.
"Down Memory Lane", Sherborne Library, Hound Street, Sherborne DT3 9AA.
Tue 31 May    11.00-14.00
DRAMA
"I AM" - Preserving Identity through Drama and Story Sharing. Bridport Arts Centre, South Street, Bridport DT6 3NR: (Contact: Jacquelinemakeshirt@hotmail.com).
Weymouth & Portland
Dementia Friendly Venues:
Thu 18 May 10.30-12.00 MUSIC "Melodies for Memories", Willowbed Hall, Chickerell Weymouth DT3 4AJ. (Contact: Hilary Foggo. Tel: 01305 269444).
Fri 19 May 10.30-11.30 REMINISC. "A Trip to Memory Lane", Weymouth Library, Great George St, Weymouth DT4 8NN.
Tue 23 May 14.00-15.30 MUSIC "Singing for the Brain", Salvation Army Hall, Westham Road, Weymouth DT4 8NS. (Contact: admindorset@alzheimers.org.uk. Tel: 01202 764352).
Thu 1 June 10.30-12.00 MUSIC "Melodies for Memories", Willowbed Hall, Chickerell, Weymouth DT3 4AJ. (Contact Hilary Foggo. Tel: 01305 269444).
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