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REAWAKENING Festival 2017

Reawakening Festival 2017

Dorset’s first arts festival for dementia, Reawakening (15-29 May 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, carving in wood and stone and rambling.

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). 

Over the coming weeks, Arts 4 Dementia will map all dementia friendly arts and heritage venue and new arts events for dementia around Dorset as well as activities that can help prevent onset. 

Early Stage Dementia Training Day for Arts & Heritage Organisations, 
Digby Memorial Church Hall, Sherborne, 29 March, 10am -  5pm

Festival Programme

15 May
NADFAS talk and guided tour of St Peter's Church, Dorchester at Dorchester Town Hall, 2 - 4pm
16 May Music at St Peter's Church, Bournemouth, 11am - 1pm
16 May Drama at Arts University Bournemouth, 2 - 4pm
17 May
Music therapy for younger people with dementia at Coda Music Centre
18 May Dorset County Museum, 2 - 4pm
19 May Dance with Pavilion Dance South West, 10 - 11.30am

To register your dementia friendly venue or an event
in the festival programme,
or telephone: 07713 63638

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Arts 4 Dementia
Phoenix Yard
65 King's Cross Road

Telephone: 020 7239 4954

Registered Company No: 7511427
Registered Charity No: 1140842

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