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Voices from the Edge: Murmurations - cARTrefu at Craft in the Bay Cardiff

  • Saturday 13th May 2017
  • Wednesday 19th July 2017
  • Craft in the Bay, Cardiff

Type of Event: Art Exhibition

Michal Iwanowski

This exhibition encompasses the works of five visual artists who have spent two years working with residents of care homes across Wales as part of Age Cymru's cARTrefu programme.

Each artist created a nurturing environment where residents felt relaxed and encouraged to share fond memories and forgotten stories.

Emma Prentice

Through responding to this unique interaction, the artists were able to connect with the older people, some of whom live with dementia. As a direct result of this connection the artists were inspired to develop their practice and create work which expressed the sensitivity and fragility of these shared experiences, capturing and amplifying the past glories of the people they met.

Claire Cawte

The spectrum of works in the exhibition is very broad, yet there is a common thread - to showcase the experiences of the older people - creating a wider audience and challenging society's assumption of older age.

Ticky Lowe

Exhibiting artists: Emma Prentice/Michal Iwanowski/Prue Thimbleby/Ticky Lowe/Claire Cawte

Artist Residency projects running alongside the exhibition and taking place in the exhibition area:

Photographic Collage with Michal Iwanowski on Monday 12th, Tuesday 13th and Wednesday 14th June, 11:00 - 13:00 each day.

Sculpture in clay & found objects with Emma Prentice on Sunday 11th June, 11:00 - 13:00 and 14:00 - 16:00

Stitch and feltwork with Claire Cawte on Tuesday 20th June, 11:00 - 13:00, Wednesday 21st June, 11:00 - 13:00, Thursday 22nd June, 11:00 - 13:00 and 14:00 - 16:00

Prue Thimbleby

Booking required for all workshops as places are limited to six people per session.

Suitable for all ages and abilities. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Become a Dementia Friend - free talk at 2pm in Craft in the Bay provided by the Alzheimer's Society. The Dementia Friends programme is the UK’s biggest ever initiative to change people’s perceptions of dementia. It aims to transform the way the nation thinks, acts and talks about the condition. Watch the Dementia Friends online video.

The exhibition and workshops run alongside Age Cymru's Gwanwyn Festival, celebrating creativity in older age.

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Type of Event: Multi Art Festival

(English) Our colleagues at Chapter are putting on an amazing programme of dementia friendly events on Wednesday 17 May.

Films include the premiere of Forget-Me-Not: The Documentary, with a FREE performance from the Forget-Me-Not Choir and Only Men Aloud.

Also showing: Their Finest, Calamity Jane, Mad to be Normal, Re-Live: The Memoria Project, and the silent films of Buster Keaton and Laurel and Hardy.

As part of Gwanwyn, Everyman Theatre will be doing a script in hand performance of Do Not Go Gentle, followed by a q+a and workshop.

There will also be art workshops and A Walk Through Dementia, a virtual reality experience that will put you in the shoes of someone living with dementia.

CHAPTER dementia fest flyer 5

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Collecting and Connecting: Supporting People to Live Well With Dementia

  • Tuesday 1st December 2015
  • National Museum Cardiff

Type of Event: Art Workshop

(English) One day course at National Museum Wales for anyone responsible for developing activities and resources for people with dementia, including museum staff and care setting activity providers.

The course will cover practical ideas for reminiscence and memory activities, tips on how to make your organisation more dementia friendly, and advice on how to support people and help them live well with dementia.

Follow the links in below in English and Cymraeg for more info.

Dementia Awareness Day National Museum Eng

Dementia Awareness Day National Museum Welsh

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Rhondda Radio Gwanwyn Week

  • Monday 25th May 2015
  • Thursday 28th May 2015
  • Various locations throughout Rhondda – details to be confirmed

Type of Event: Media Broadcast

(English) Rhondda Radio is taking a mobile studio out into the community.  We have several locations that we will be visiting as well as interviewing the local artistic groups & individuals about their involvement in the arts.

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