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REAWAKENING Festival 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
Mon 15 May 14.00-16.00
HERITAGE & VIS. ARTS
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  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
"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
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).
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:

Bournemouth Aviation Museum, Merritown Lane, Hurn, Christchurch BH23 6BA wwww.aviation-museum.co.uk.


Events:

Wed 25 May   14.00-15.30
MUSIC
Singing for the Brain, st Joseph's Parish Centre, 67 Purewell, Christchurch BH23 1£H (Contact admindorset@alzheimers.org.uk. Tel: 01202 764352).
East Dorset

Dementia Friendly Venues:
Priest’s House Museum & Garden, Wimborne Minster, BH21 1HR.
Events:

Mon 15 May 

14.15-15.34
Verwood Library, "Busy Hands and Minds". Reminiscence
Tue 16 May    14.00-15.30
OUTDOOR ARTS
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

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

Sun 21 May   10.30-16.30
CRAFTS

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

Mon 22 May   14.15-15.30
HERITAGE & VIS. ARTS
Priest's House, 23-27 High Street, Wimborne BH21 1 HR "Museum Memories". (Waiting List: 01202 822533)
Thu 25 May    14.00-15.00
REMINISC.
Wimborne Library: "Do you remember?"  Reminiscence
Sat 2 June    14.00-16.00
REMINISC.
Corfe Mullen Library: "Time to remember" Reminiscence
Sun 3 June    10.30-16.00
CRAFTS

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

Christchurch

Wed 24 May    14.00-15.30
MUSIC
"Singing for the Brain", St Joseph's Parish Centre, 67 Purewell, Christchurch BH23 1EH. (Contact: admindorset@alzheimers.org.uk. Tel: 01202 764352).
Thu 25 May 

10.30 am
REMINISC.
Christchurch Library and Learning Centre "Memory Lane". Reminiscence


North Dorset

Dementia Friendly Venues:

Gillingham Museum, Chantry Fields, Gillingham SP8 4UA
The Exchange, Sturminster Newton, Old Market Hill,Sturminster Newton, DT10 1FH

Activities:
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
Shaftesbury Arts Centre, 13 Bell St, Shaftesbury SP7 8AR. Tony Waller and the Prohibition Jazz BandTickets £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
Shaftesbury Arts Centre: JSLN Dance Company: Variations of Pointe II triple bill,  8AR.Tickets £15, carer free. (Contact: Tel: 01747 855306).
Sat 3 June  14.00-16.00
 
HERITAGE & VIS. ARTS
 “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.
West Dorset
Mon 15 May  14.00-16.00
Early stage
NADFAS "The Arts Society" talk followed by guided tour of St Peter's Church, Dorchester. Talk at Dorchester Town Hall, Corn Exchange, High East Street, DT1 1HF. (Contact veronica@arts4dementia.org.uk. Tel: 07713 636381).
Wed 17 May             timing t/c
CRAFTS
Dorset Centre for the Creative Arts, Dorchester. A series of taster sessions in stone carving, wood carving, clay modelling, basketry, weaving, textiles, knitting, crocheting. For early stage dementia. (Contact: sarah_drew@dorsetcentreforthecreativearts.co.uk. Tel: 01305 764713.)
Thu 18 May   timing t/c
CRAFTS
Dorset Centre for the Creative Arts, Dorchester: Taster sessions in stone carving, wood carving, clay modelling, basketry, weaving, textiles, knitting, crocheting. For early stage dementia. 
Thu 18 May  1400-1600
HERITAGE & VIS. ARTS
Dorset County Museum, Dorchester DT1 1XA: "Costume" talk and art workshop, with head of textiles Lucy Johnson and artist Gillian Lacey
Sat 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).
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).
10.30-11.30
REMINISC.
Dorchester Library and Learning Centre: Reminiscence.
Thu 25 May  14.00-16.00
OUTDOOR ARTS
Bridport Community Orchard Allotment gardening, Priory Lane, Bridport DT6 3RW. (Contact: admindorset@alzheimers.org.uk. Tel: 01202 764352).
Fri 26 May 14.00-15.00
REMINISC.
Sherborne Library: "Down Memory Lane"
Tue 31 May    11.00-14.00
DRAMA
Bridport Arts Centre, South Street, Bridport DT6 3NR: "I AM" - Preserving Identity through Drama and Story Sharing, (Contact: Jacquelinemakeshirt@hotmail.com).
Weymouth & Portland
Fri 19 May 
10.30-11.30
REMINISC.
Weymouth Library. Reminiscence
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).
 
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