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REAWAKENING Festival 2017, Dorset (15 May - 3 June)


Dorset (15 May - 3 June)

Dorset’s first arts festival for dementia, Reawakening opens on 15 May, with wide-ranging opportunities to 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. Heritage organisations are making their properties increasingly dementia friendly and accessible. 

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 events 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. 

Festival Programme 

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Bournemouth & Poole
Dementia Friendly Venue: Immanuel Church, Southbourne,  BH6 3QJ. Art deco, 1930, architect Frederick Lawrence. 
Daily (09.00-17.30)  at Poole Pottery, The Quay, Poole BH15 1HJ: "Paint a Pot" or watch skilled artists in the ground floor studio, (Tel: 01202 668681, or email enquiries@poolepotteryretail.co.uk) 
Mon 15 May 11.00-12.00 Early Stage Book Group, Broadstone Library, Poole BH18 8DP. (Tel: Annette Brooke, 01202 696523).
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. (Tel: Ben Jennings, 01202 644717).
Tue 16 May     11.00-13.00
MUSIC     Early stage
A4D Choir and organ workshop  at St Peter's Church, Hinton Road, Bournemouth BH1 2EE. Free. (Email veronica@arts4dementia.org.uk or tel: 07713 636381.) 
Tue 16 May    14.00-16.00
DRAMA     
Early stage
A4D Drama at Arts University Bournemouth workshop, Acting Studios, Pavilion Theatre, Westover Road BH1 2BU. Free. (Email veronica@arts4dementia.org.uk or tel: 07713 636381).
Wed 17 May 10.15-11.15 HERITAGE & VIS. ARTS Early stage Guided tour of the paintings of Edwin Long RA (1829-91), Russell-Cotes Museum, East Cliff Promenade, Bournemouth BH1 3AA. (Tel: Elissa Noon 01202 451830 or email elissa.noon@bournemouth.gov.uk).
Wed 17 May 13.15-13.45 MUSIC Free organ recital, St Peter's Church, Hinton Road, Bournemouth BH1 2EE. 
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. (Tel: Ben Jennings, 01202 644717).
Thu 18 May  10.00-12.00
CRAFTS
       Early stage
"Mementos: Reminiscence & textiles" workshop.  Cynthia House, Cynthia Road, Parkstone Poole BH12 3JD. (Tel: Anna Shiels 01202 633971 or email a.shiels@poole.gov.uk).
Thu 18 May     10.00-12.00
CRAFTS  Early stage
"Flourish" Arts workshops for dementia, Artisan Studio, The Branksome Centre, Recreation Road, Branksome, Poole BH12 2EA. (Email Pauline Stanley, artisanstudio1@gmail.com, or tel: 07729 829209).
Thu 18 May 10.30-11.30 MUSIC     Early Stage "Sing Together". Community Choir. Bob Hann House, Shilito Road, Parkstone BH12 2BW. Tickets £3. (Tel: Jackie May, 07768 084132.
Thu 18 May 10.30-11.30 DANCE     Early Stage “Stretch, Balance, Shake”, fun dance class.Baiter Gardens, Poole, BH15 1WZ. £3 per class. (Tel: Anna Shiels, 01202 633971).
Thu 18 May 16.00-18.00 and  19.30-    20.30  MUSIC     Early Stage “Bitter Sweet Harmony”. Community choir. Alderney Manor Social Club, 287 Herbert Avenue, Alderney, Poole, BH12 4HT.  Tickets £5 (carer free). (Tel: Chrissie Foster, 07840 976584).
Fri  19 May   10.00-11.30
DANCE  
Early stage
A4D Creative dance with Pavilion Dance South West, Dance Studios, Pavilion Theatre, Westover Road, Bournemouth BH1 2BU. Free. (Email Veronica@arts4dementia.org.uk). 
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. (Tel: Claire Wade 01202 264310 or email c.wade@poole.gov.uk).
Sat 20 May 10.00-12.00 OUTDOOR "Sporting Memories", Alderney Manor Social Club, 287 Herbert Avenue, Alderney, Poole NH12 4HT. (Tel: Judith 01202 97073).
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. Free taster session. (Tel: Janna Edwards 07815 819825 or email janna@15daysinclay.co.uk).
Sat 20 May 19.30 SISATA present Shakespeare's "Othello" - bold, bright, brilliant, a feast for all your senses. Shelley Theatre, Beechwood Avenue, Bournemouth BH5 1LX. (Tel: 01202 413600).
Mon 22 May 11.00-12.00  Early stage Book Group, Broadstone Library, Poole BH18 8DP. (Tel: Annette Brooke, 01202 696523.)
Wed 24 May 13.15-13.45 MUSIC Free organ recital, St Peter's Church, Hinton Road, Bournemouth BH1 2EE.
Wed 24 May   14.00-15.30
MUSIC
"Singing for the Brain", St Mary's Longfleet Church Centre, Kingston Road, Poole BH15 2LP (Email admindorset@alzheimers.org.uk or tel 01202 764352).
Thu 25 May   10.00-12.00
CRAFTS    
Early stage
"Mementos: Reminiscence & Textiles" workshop. Cynthia House, Cynthia Road, Parkstone, Poole BH12 3JD. (Tel: Anna Shiels 01202 633971, or email a.shiels@poole.gov.uk).
Thu 25 May 10.30-11.30 MUSIC      Early stage "Sing Together" Community Choir. Bob Hann House, Shilito Road, Parkstone BH12 2BW. Tickets £3. (Tel: Jackie May, 07768 084132).
Thu 25 May 10.30-11.30   DANCE     Early stage “Stretch, Balance, Shake”, fun dance class. Baiter Gardens, Poole, BH15 1WZ. £3. (Tel: Anna Shiels, 01202 633971).
Fri 26 May      10.30-12.00
MUSIC
"Songs for the Mind", Immanuel Church, 120 Southbourne Road, Bournemouth BH6 3QJ. (Tel: Sally Nevitt, 01202 419506 or email facesouthbourne@aol.com).
Fri 26 May      13.30-15.00
MUSIC
"Singing for the Brain", West Cliff Baptist Church Hall, Poole Road, Westbourne BH4 9DN. (Email admindorset@alzheimers.org.uk, or 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. (Tel: Claire Wade 01202 264310 or email c.wade@poole.gov.uk).
Sat 27 May 10.30   OUTDOOR  Sensory Gardening, Rossmore Library  Twigs garden club, Herbert Avenue, BH12 4HR. 
Mon 29 May 11.00-12.00 Early stage Book Group, Broadstone Library,Poole BH18 8DP. (Tel: Annette Brooke, 01202 696523.)
Wed 31 May 13.15-13.45 MUSIC Free organ recital, St Peter's Church, Hinton Road, Bournemouth BH1 2EE.
Wed 31 May 13.30-14.30 OUTDOOR "Forget Me Not" Gardening Club, Turlin Moor Community Garden, Turlin Road, Poole BH16 5AQ. (Tel: Claire Wade, 01202 264310 or email phocommunities@poole.gov.uk).
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).
Thu 1 June 10.30-11.30 MUSIC    Early stage “Sing Together". Community Choir. Bob Hann House, Shilito Road, Parkstone BH12 2BW. Tickets £3. (Tel: Jackie May.  07768 084132).
Thu 1 June 10.30-11.30   DANCE     Early stage “Stretch, Balance, Shake”, fun dance class.Baiter Gardens, Poole, BH15 1WZ. £3 per class. (Tel: Anna Shiels, 01202 633971).
Fri 2 June       10.30-12.00
CRAFTS
Clay workshop, Immanuel Church, 120 Southbourne Road, Bournemouth BH6 3QJ. (Tel: Sally Nevitt, 01202 419506 or email facesouthbourne@aol.com).
Fri 2 June 13.00-13.30 MUSIC Recital: Amanda de Jong Cleyndert (cello) and Clifford Frisby (piano), St Peter's, Parkstone, Church Road, Poole BH14 0NN. Free, with refreshments.
Sat 3 June 11.00        MUSIC Recital: Michael Noble (organ). St Stephen's Church, St Stephen's Way, Bournemouth BH2 6JZ. Free. (Tel: 01202 304579).

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

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

Tue 16 May 19.30-21.30 MUSIC Join Coda Community Singers. No music experience necessary. Coda Music Centre Chewton Farm Road
Christchurch BH23 5QL. (Tel: 01425 276161, or email contact@coda.org.uk)
Wed 17 May 19.30-21.30 MUSIC     Early stage Join Coda Ukelele Band. Coda Music Centre Chewton Farm Road, Christchurch BH23 5QL. (Tel: 01425 276161, or email contact@coda.org.uk)
Thu 18 May 12.30       MUSIC     HERITAGE Free organ recital (retiring collection), Christchurch Priory, Church Street, Christchurch, BH23 1BX.  (Tel: 01202 485804, option 6).
Thu 18 May 13.45-15.15 MUSIC "Melodies for Memories", Christchurch Day Centre, 250 Lymington Rd, Highcliffe, BH23 5ET. (Tel: Natalie Betts, 07747 533252, or email natalie.betts@ageukbournemouth.org.uk).
Sat 20 May [time tbc) CRAFTS   Early stage Kite-making, Red House Museum, Quay Road, Christchurch BH23 1BU. Tickets £2. (Tel: 01202 482860).
Tue 23 May 10.30-11.30  REMINISC "Memory Lane", Christchurch Library and Learning Centre. 29 High St, Christchurch BH23 1AW.
Tue 24 May 19.30-21.30 MUSIC Join Coda Community Singers. No music experience necessary. Coda Music Centre Chewton Farm Road
Christchurch BH23 5QL. (Tel: 01425 276161, or email contact@coda.org.uk)
Wed 24 May   14.00-15.30
MUSIC
"Singing for the Brain", St Joseph's Parish Centre, 67 Purewell, Christchurch BH23 13H (Tel: 01202 419506 or email admindorset@alzheimers.org.uk).
Wed 24 May 14.30-16.15  FILM "Another Mother’s Son", dir Christopher Menaul. Regent Centre, 51 High Street, Christchurch BH23 1AS. Tickets, concessions £5.50. (Tel: 01202 499148).
Wed 24 May 19.30-21.30 MUSIC    Early stage Join Coda Ukelele Band. Coda Music Centre Chewton Farm Road, Christchurch BH23 5QL. (Tel: 01425 276161, or email contact@coda.org.uk)
Thu 25 May  11.00-12.45 FILM "Another Mother’s Son", dir Christopher Menaul. Regent Centre, 51 High Street, Christchurch BH23 1AS. Tickets, concessions £5.50. (Tel: 01202 499148).
Thu 25 May 12.30       MUSIC     HERITAGE Free organ recital (retiring collection), Christchurch PrioryChurch Street, Christchurch, BH23 1BX.  (Tel: 01202 485804, option 6.)
Thu 25 May 14.30-16.15  FILM "Another Mother’s Son" (dir Christopher Menaul.) Regent Centre, 51 High Street, Christchurch BH23 1AS. Tickets, concessions £5.50. (Tel: 01202 499148).
Fri 26 May 10.30-11.30 REMINISC "Memory Lane", Christchurch Library, Druitt Buildings, High Street, Christchurch, BH23 1AW.
Tue 30 May 19.30-21.30 MUSIC Join Coda Community Singers. No music experience necessary. Coda Music Centre Chewton Farm Road
Christchurch BH23 5QL. (Tel: 01425 276161, or email contact@coda.org.uk)
Wed 31 May 19.30-21.30 MUSIC    Early Stage Join Coda Ukelele Band. Coda Music Centre Chewton Farm Road, Christchurch BH23 5QL. (Tel: 01425 276161, or email contact@coda.org.uk)
Thu 1 June 12.30       MUSIC HERITAGE Free organ recital (retiring collection), Christchurch Priory, Church Street, Christchurch, BH23 1BX.  (Tel: 01202 485804, option 6).
East Dorset
Dementia Friendly Venues:

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

St Michael and All Angels Church, Colehill (1892-95). Arts & Crafts building designed by W D Caroe.

Tivoli Theatre19 West Borough, Wimborne BH21 1LT

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

Mon 15 May 

14.15-15.45 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).
Mon 22 May   14.15-15.30
HERITAGE & VIS. ARTS
"Museum Memories". Using objects from the collections and activities in the museum, participants recall and share their memories of the past. 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 A4D "Saints, Angels, Gargoyles and Green Men", The Arts Society talk and tour with Geri Parlby, Wimborne Minster,High Street, Wimborne BH21 1HT. Donation £2 to Wimborne Minster. (Email veronica@arts4dementia.org.uk, or 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. 
Sat 3 June   10.30-16.00
CRAFTS   Early stage
Driftwood Harbours" with Michelle Clements-Davies, , Walford Mill Crafts, Wimborne Minster BH21 1NL. (Tel: Caroline Parrott, 01202 841400, or email  education@walfordmillcrafts.co.uk.)
Sat 3 June 29.30-20.00 DRAMA "An evening with Ball and Socket". Songs of gentle satire inspired by Flanders & Swann, West Moors Memorial Hall, Station Rd, West Moors, Ferndown BH22 0HS. Ticket £8 includes refreshments, carer free. (Tel: 01202 890098).



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. (Tel: Sarah Rampton, 01202 764352, or email admindorset@alzheimers.org.uk).
Thu 18 May     14.00-15.30
MUSIC
 "Singing for the Brain", The Catholic Church Hall, Westbury, Sherborne DT9 3RA. (Tel: 01202 764352, or email admindorset@alzheimers.org.uk).
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. (Tel: 01747 855306).
Wed 24 May   14.00-15.30
MUSIC
"Singing for the Brain", Town Hall, School Road, Gillingham SP8 4QR. (Tel: Sarah Rampton, 01202 764352, or email admindorset@alzheimers.org.uk).
Thu 25 May    14.00-15.30
MUSIC
"Singing for the Brain", United Reformed Church, Salisbury Street, Blandford DT11 7PY. (Tel: Sarah Rampton, 01202 764352, or email admindorset@alzheimers.org.uk).
Wed 31 May    14.00-15.30
MUSIC
"Singing for the Brain", Town Hall, School Road, Gillingham SP8 4QR. (Tel: Sarah Rampton, 01202 764352, or email admindorset@alzheimers.org.uk).
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. (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. (Tel: 01258 454456).

Purbeck
Dementia Friendly Venues:
Venues welcoming to dementia (no formal DF certificate):
Tank Museum, Bovington, BH20 6JG. Daily Talks and Tours. Annual pass £15. Carers Free.

Tue 16 May 

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

14.00 HERITAGE  Early stage
Guided tour of the medieval church of St John the Baptist, Southbrook, Bere Regis BH20 7HQ. (Tel: 01929 471262).
Wed 24 May 10.30-11.00 OUTDOOR  Clifftop tour, Durlston Castle BH19 2JL. (Tel:01929 424443, or email, info@durlston.co.uk).
Thu 25 May 13.45-15.15
MUSIC
"Melodies for Memories", United Reformed Church, Church Street, Wareham BH20 4NE. (Tel: Natalie Betts, 07747 533252, or email natalie.betts@ageukbournemouth.org.uk).
Thu 25 May   15.00
HERITAGE   Early stage
Guided tour of the medieval church of St John the Baptist, Southbrook, Bere Regis BH20 7HQ. (Tel: 01929 471262).
Mon 29 May 10.00-16.00  HERITAGE May Fair at Corfe Castle, BH20 5EZ. Ticket £10. Carer free (Tel: 01929 481294).
Tue 30 May    14.00 HERITAGE  Early stage Guided tour of the medieval church of St John the Baptist, Southbrook, Bere Regis BH20 7HQ. (Tel: 01929 471262).
Thu 1 June 14.30-15.00 HERITAGE Castle tour, Durlston Castle BH19 2JL. (Tel: 01929 424443, or email: info@durlston.co.uk).
Thu 1 June    15.00 HERITAGE  Early stage Guided tour of the medieval church of St John the Baptist, Southbrook, Bere Regis BH20 7HQ. (Tel: 01929 471262).
Sat 3 June 10.30   OUTDOOR “Meet a Moth”, Durlston Castle BH19 2JL. Look through last night's trap. Tickets £3. (Tel: 01929 424443 or email info@durlston.co.uk).
West Dorset
Venues welcoming to dementia (no formal DF certificate):
Athelhampton House and Gardens, Puddletown, Dorchester DT2 7LG.
Sherborne Abbey, Sherborne DT9 3LQ
Mon 15 May 13.00-16.00 OUTDOOR
The Countrymen’s Club. Woodwork, woodcarving, pyrography, farmwork with animals, walking football, country music. Rylands Farm, Boys Hill, Holnest, Sherborne DT6 5PS. £10 per session, taster session free. (Tel: 01963 210703, or email Naomi@futureroots.net).
Mon 15 May 13.30   DRAMA
SISATA present Shakespeare’s Othello, Adapted and Directed by Charmaine K Parkin “Othello”, Marine Theatre, Church Street, Lyme Regis DT7 3QA. (Tel: 01297 442394, or email admin@marinetheatre.com).
Mon 15 May 14.00-15.00 OUTDOOR
Dementia Friendly Woodland Walk, Hardy’s Birthplace and Thorncombe Woods, Higher Bockhampton, Dorchester, DT2 8QH.Meet at Hardy’s Birthplace Visitor Centre. Tel: 01305 251228, or email hardysbirthplace@dorsetcc.gov.uk
Mon 15 May  14.00-16.00
HERITAGE & VIS. ARTS Early stage
Tue 16 May 10.00-16.30 MUSIC Marc Yeats, "Forget Me Not" a six channel choral installation with the Eype-based Choir By the Sea. Dorset County Hospital Chapel, Level 3, South Wing, Williams Avenue, Dorchester, DT1 2JY. (Tel: 01305 255144, or email alex.murdin@dchft.nhs.uk).
Wed 17 May             10.00-12.00
14.00-16.00 CRAFTS   Early stage
Dorset Centre for the Creative Arts, Dorchester. Studio tours and taster sessions in stone carving, wood carving, clay modelling, basketry, weaving, textiles, knitting, crocheting. No need to book. (Tel: 01305 764713, or email sarah_drew@dorsetcentreforthecreativearts.co.uk. )
Wed 17 May 11.00-12.30 OUTDOOR Lyme History Walk, discover the colourful characters of Lyme with Chris Lovejoy. Meet at Marine Theatre, Church Street, Lyme Regis DT7 3QA.£8, carer free.  (Tel: 01297 443140 or email christolovejoy@gmail.com)
Wed 17 May 12.00-12.30 MUSIC & HERITAGE Flute and harp with Virginia and Florence Astley. Music, stories and poetry bring Thomas Hardy’s House to life, Max Gate, Alington Avenue, Dorchester DT1 2AB. (Tel: 01305 262538, or email Max.gate@nationaltrust.org.uk
Wed 17 May 13.00-13.40 MUSIC &  HERITAGE Chris Liddle, organ recital, Sherborne Abbey, Sherborne DT9 3LQ. (Tel: 01935 812452).
Wed 17 May 13.00-16.00 OUTDOOR The Countrymen’s ClubWoodwork, woodcarving, pyrography, farmwork with animals, walking football, country music. Rylands Farm, Boys Hill, Holnest, Sherborne DT6 5PS. £10 per session, taster session free. (Tel: 01963 210703, or email Naomi@futureroots.net).
Wed 17 May 14.00-15.00 OUTDOOR Dementia Friendly Walk, Hardy's Birthplace, Thorncombe Wood, Dorchester DT2 8QH. Tickets £3. (Tel: 01305 251228, or email hardysbirthplace@dorsetcc.gov.uk). 
Thu 18 May   10.00-12.00 14.00-16.00
CRAFTS  Early stage
Dorset Centre for the Creative Arts, Dorchester: Studio tours and taster sessions in stone carving, wood carving, clay modelling, basketry, weaving, textiles, knitting, crocheting. No need to book. (Tel: 01305 764713, or email sarah_drew@dorsetcentreforthecreativearts.co.uk. )
Thu 18 May  1400-1600
HERITAGE & VIS. ARTS  Early stage 
A4D Dorset County Museum, Dorchester DT1 1XA: "Costume" talk and art workshop, with head of textiles Lucy Johnson and artist Gillian Lacey. Free.  (Email: Veronica@arts4dementia.org.uk, or tel: 07713 636381)
Fri 19 May 13.00-16.00 OUTDOOR The Countrymen’s Club. Woodwork, woodcarving, pyrography, farmwork with animals, walking football, country music. Rylands Farm, Boys Hill, Holnest, Sherborne DT6 5PS. £10 per session, taster session free. (Tel: 01963 210703, or email Naomi@futureroots.net).
Wed 19 May 16.00         CRAFTS Artist Jenni Dutton presents "The Dementia Darnings", her textile portrait exhibition of her mother, Bridport Arts Centre, South Street, Bridport DT6 3NR. (Tel: 01308 424204 ext.5). 
Sat 20 May 11.00-12.30 OUTDOOR Lyme History Walk, discover the colourful characters of Lyme with Chris Lovejoy. Meet at Marine Theatre, Church Street, Lyme Regis DT7 3QA.£8, carer free.  (Tel: 01297 443140 or email christolovejoy@gmail.com)
Sun 21 May     16.00
MUSIC
Dorchestra (free concert), Sunninghill Community Hall, Culliford Road North, Dorchester DT1 1EB. (Email Catherineoakley@btinternet.com, or tel: 01305 751633, 07747 842992). 
Sun 21 May 19.00     MUSIC Sherborne Community Orchestra. Free concert, Digby Hall, Hound Street, Sherborne DT9 3AB.
Mon 22 May 13.00-16.00 OUTDOOR The Countrymen’s ClubWoodwork, woodcarving, pyrography, farmwork with animals, walking football, country music. Rylands Farm, Boys Hill, Holnest, Sherborne DT6 5PS. £10 per session, taster session free. (Tel: 01963 210703, or email Naomi@futureroots.net).
Tue 23 May 10.00-11.45 MUSIC "Melodies for Memories", Abbeyfield House, Fleet Street, Yarn Barton, Beaminster DT8 3EQ. (Tel: Hilary Foggo, 01305 269444, or email h.foggo@ageukdorchester.org.uk).
Wed 24 May 11.00-12.30 OUTDOOR Lyme History Walk, discover the colourful characters of Lyme with Chris Lovejoy. Meet at Marine Theatre, Church Street, Lyme Regis DT7 3QA.£8, carer free.  (Tel: 01297 443140 or email christolovejoy@gmail.com)
Wed 24 May 13.00-13.40 MUSIC Free organ recital, Sherborne Abbey, Sherborne DT9 3LQ. (Tel: 01935 812452).
Wed 24 May 13.00-16.00 OUTDOOR The Countrymen’s Club. Woodwork, woodcarving, pyrography, farmwork with animals, walking football, country music. Rylands Farm, Boys Hill, Holnest, Sherborne DT6 5PS. £10 per session, taster session free. (Tel: 01963 210703, or email Naomi@futureroots.net).
Thu 25 May     10.30-12.00
MUSIC
"Singing for the Brain", Dorchester Community Church, Acland Road, Dorchester DT1 1EF.(Tel: 01202 764352, or email: admindorset@alzheimers.org.uk. ).
Thu 25 May  14.00-16.00
OUTDOOR 
Bridport Community Orchard Allotment gardening, Priory Lane, Bridport DT6 3RW. (Tel: 01202 764352, or email admindorset@alzheimers.org.uk).
Thu 25 May 14.30-16.15 FILM "Singing in the Rain" (1953, starring Debbie Reynolds), Bridport Arts Centre, South Street, Bridport, DT6 3NR. Tickets £6, £5, £4, £3. (Tel: 01308 427183, or email: info@bridport-arts.com).
Fri 26 May 10.30-11.30 REMINISC. "Come and recall bygone days", Dorchester Library and Learning Centre, Dorchester DT1 1EE.
Fri 26 May 13.00-16.00 OUTDOOR The Countrymen’s ClubWoodwork, woodcarving, pyrography, farmwork with animals, walking football, country music. Rylands Farm, Boys Hill, Holnest, Sherborne DT6 5PS. £10 per session, taster session free. (Tel: 01963 210703, or email Naomi@futureroots.net).
Fri 26 May 14.00-15.00
REMINISC.
"Down Memory Lane", Sherborne Library, Hound Street, Sherborne DT3 9AA.
Sat 27 May 11.00-12.30 OUTDOOR Lyme History Walk, discover the colourful characters of Lyme with Chris Lovejoy. Meet at Marine TheatreChurch Street, Lyme Regis DT7 3QA.£8, carer free.  (Tel: 01297 443140 or email christolovejoy@gmail.com)
Sun 28 May 18.00-19.00  HERITAGE & MUSIC Songs of Praise and flower festival, St Nicholas Church, Moreton DT2 8RH. 13 Windows engraved by artist Sir Laurence Whistler. T. E. Lawrence of Arabia tomb. (Tel: 019229 462468, or email glebeho@btinternet.com).
Mon 29 May 13.00-16.00 OUTDOOR The Countrymen’s Club. Woodwork, woodcarving, pyrography, farmwork with animals, walking football, country music. Rylands Farm, Boys Hill, Holnest, Sherborne DT6 5PS. £10 per session, taster session free. (Tel: 01963 210703, or email Naomi@futureroots.net).
Wed 31 May    11.00-14.00
DRAMA
The "I AM" workshop - Preserving Identity through drama and story sharing, facilitated by The MakeShift Ensemble. Bridport Arts Centre, South Street, Bridport DT6 3NR. (Tel: 01308 424204 ext.5). 
Wed 31 May 11.00-12.30 OUTDOOR Lyme History Walk, discover the colourful characters of Lyme with Chris Lovejoy. Meet at Marine TheatreChurch Street, Lyme Regis DT7 3QA.£8, carer free.  (Tel: 01297 443140 or email christolovejoy@gmail.com)
Wed 31 May 13.00-13.40 MUSIC Free organ recital, Sherborne Abbey, Sherborne DT9 3LQ. (Tel: 01935 812452).
Wed 31 May 13.00-16.00 OUTDOOR The Countrymen’s ClubWoodwork, woodcarving, pyrography, farmwork with animals, walking football, country music. Rylands Farm, Boys Hill, Holnest, Sherborne DT6 5PS. £10 per session, taster session free. (Tel: 01963 210703, or email Naomi@futureroots.net).
Sat 3 June 11.00-12.30 OUTDOOR Lyme History Walk, discover the colourful characters of Lyme with Chris Lovejoy. Meet at Marine TheatreChurch Street, Lyme Regis DT7 3QA.£8, carer free.  (Tel: 01297 443140 or email christolovejoy@gmail.com)
Weymouth & Portland
Thu 18 May 10.30-12.00 MUSIC "Melodies for Memories", Willowbed Hall, Chickerell Weymouth DT3 4AJ. (Tel: Hilary Foggo, 01305 269444, or email h.foggo@ageukdorchester.org.uk).
Thu 18 May 11.00-12.00 OUTDOOR Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, wellbeing walk, Radipole Lake Nature Reserve, Weymouth DT4 7TZ. (Tel: 01305 778313, or email Weymouth.reserves@rspb.org.uk).
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. (Tel: 01202 764352, or email admindorset@alzheimers.org.uk).
Thu 1 June 10.30-12.00 MUSIC "Melodies for Memories", Willowbed Hall, Chickerell, Weymouth DT3 4AJ. (Tel: Hilary Foggo, 01305 269444, or email h.foggo@ageukdorchester.org.uk).
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