Spring Into A Life More Ordinary

March 08, 2017 - 9:00am

Spring Into A Life More Ordinary

There’s a busy spring ahead for The Dukes pioneering series of events for people with dementia, their family and friends.

A Life More Ordinary is now in its second year at the Lancaster theatre. It aims to improve the lives of people with dementia by providing fun activities and film screenings in an adapted environment not only at The Dukes but also across the country.

Let’s Dance sessions continue on March 13 led by Anna Daly. From 2.30-4pm, there’s a chance to meet and dance together inspired by memories, social dances and favourite music.

For those who enjoy sharing tales, there’s a storytelling session on April 24

From 2.30-4pm. No writing experience is necessary for Story Circle led by writer Steve Fairclough. Photographs are used to inspire the imagination and memories to bring characters and stories to life.

Another of The Dukes popular A Life More Ordinary film screenings takes place on April 10 with Oklahoma, and the lecture series continues on April 27 at 7pm with Still Me: The continuing self of someone with dementia by Lancaster University Emeritus Professor, Roger Clough.

The lecture and discussion will pursue the topic of self and a continuing, though changing, identity as reflected in the book and film, Still Alice.

Story Circle and Let’s Dance sessions are free as are the lectures but places are limited so please book in advance. Tickets for Oklahoma are £4; carers go free.

Pastoral care is not provided at A Life More Ordinary events so a friend, family member or carer must also attend.

For more information, visit http://dukes-lancaster.org/creative-learning/inclusive-theatre/ where there’s a short film about the scheme or ring The Dukes Box Office on 01524 598500.