Arts 4 Dementia is a UK charity working to develop arts programmes for people affected by dementia, along with training for people who work with people affected by dementia.
Having provided a range of arts related webinars and online events throughout the pandemic, Arts 4 Dementia is now offering some in-person programmes.
For the next of these offerings, starting on Tuesday 3rd May, A4D has joined forces with Ashford Place Community Centre in North West London for the Box of Smiles poetry workshop programme. These sessions have been inspired by music producer Ronald Amanze, who lives with early-stage dementia. Facilitating the sessions will be published poet Pamela Thompson.
On the agenda for June is the Imagery, Form and Inspirations programme, which is run in collaboration with the Science Museum – also the venue for this series of 6 sessions.
These sessions, held at the recently opened Medicine: The Wellcome Galleries, will focus on different objects from the medicine galleries, and participants will have the opportunity to experiment with different mediums of sculpture. There will also be time at the end of each session to reflect and socialise over refreshments and a cuppa.
Both of the above programmes are free, but numbers are restricted so to be sure of a place it’s best to register as soon as possible – only people who expect to be able to attend all 6 sessions of the programme can be accommodated.
For those not in the London area, or who prefer their art adventures online, then there is also Art Wednesdays. In these online workshops, via zoom, you can let your creativity flow from the comfort of your own home. This programme is designed to be fun and relaxed – no experience required.
To learn more about Arts 4 Dementia, or check out upcoming training and events, visit A4D.
Photo credit: Jon Holloway