A Summer Of Song, Stories & Stitch
A classic film musical, a patchwork session, storytelling and dance round off a busy season of events at The Dukes for people with dementia.
Hot on the heels of its successful Creative Adventures In Dementia festival earlier this month, the Lancaster theatre’s A Life More Ordinary programme continues throughout June and July.
Artist Rebecca Willmott leads a Patchwork Stories workshop on June 11 when everyone attending will design a fabric square inspired by their own stories, memories and familiar patterns which will be stitched together to create a collaborative patchwork.
A week later – on June 18 – there’s the latest popular film screening and this time it’s the turn of Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, the Oscar-winning musical starring Howard Keel and Jane Powell.
At this relaxed event, presented in association with Age UK Lancashire, people can move around and come and go as they please. Interval live entertainment is also provided.
Although these screenings are programmed for people with dementia, their families, friends and carers, anyone wishing to enjoy the film is welcome too.
The final event of the current A Life More Ordinary season is a Storytelling & Dance session on July 9 where regulars Steve Fairclough and Anna Daly team together to deliver movement-based stories linked to local themes with laughter and surprises guaranteed.
Both creative sessions run from 2.30-4pm and are free but places are limited so advance booking is recommended.
Tickets for Seven Brides for Seven Brothers are £4 with free admission for accompanying carers. The film begins at 2pm.
Pastoral care is not provided at A Life More Ordinary events so a friend, relative or carer must also attend.
For more information on all these events, contact The Dukes Box Office on 01524 598500. Further details about A Life More Ordinary are available at http://dukes-lancaster.org/creative-learning/inclusive-theatre/ where there’s short films about the scheme.