The Civic and Parish Church of Bournemouth

Arts 4 Dementia sessions announced

Arts 4 Dementia
(A4D), the national charity connecting people with early stage dementia to the arts, is launching a new programme in Dorset to provide support for people experiencing early symptoms of dementia and their companions.

A4D’s Reawakening programme offers weekly arts sessions for people with mild memory loss and dementia, as well as special dementia awareness training for arts providers (artists, musicians, dancers, actors, curators and more), enabling the long-term sustainability of dementia-friendly arts across in the county.

St Peter’s Church, Bournemouth, offers a celebration of music led by soprano Gemma Dixon with organist Timothy Rice. Participants will sing works by Sir Hubert Parry who was baptized in the church, and pieces celebrating its stained glass, as well as explore the texture of the organ. Music is the most effective art form in overriding symptoms of dementia.

  • Eight choir and organ rehearsals on Tuesday 11am to 1pm (14 Feb – 4 April) for people with mild memory loss and companions
  • An extra taster sharing event for the REAWAKENING Festival on 16 May, 11am to 1pm

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