We are planning Auditorium Sessions specifically for people living in the community with dementia to choose the performances they would like to see and then to come and see them in a supported environment. The performances will be short, maximum 20 minutes.
There may be one or two short performances per session and the rest of the session will be for participants to talk about anything they have brought along (pictures, items with a story behind them) or a story they would like to share. The sessions will be recorded to share among the participants of the Dementia Friendly Communities project.
This is a trial of three sessions to see how it works and how we can develop, modify or tour it.
THE SESSIONS ARE: afternoons 2pm-3.30pm. An Lanntair Auditorium.
Tuesday 20th October – Jane Hepburn, Violinist. Ian Stephen reading the poetry of Frank Thompson. Theme – Autumn. Session supported by Paula Brown.
Monday 16th November – TBC (likely to be a Gaelic choir). Theme – Our Gaelic Language. Session supported by Maggie Smith.
Monday 14th December – Christmas screening of film ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’. Theme – Christmas. Session supported by Paula Brown.
Please book with Paula firstname.lastname@example.org the sessions are free and carers are welcome and encouraged to stay and enjoy the performances.