Friday, 20 April 2018

Tinted Lens: Festival of the Mind

Tinted Lens: Festival of the Mind 

This is our second festival! 

In May 2017, over 600 people living with dementia and their families joined us to celebrate Dementia Awareness Week. That was a real turning point for us and we realised the difference we make with our research can only come if we recognise the importance of advocating and promoting wider change in society. 

What started off as an idea to run a day of screenings to celebrate dementia awareness week in May 2017 turned into a day of 4 film screenings, a performance by of the Forget me not choir and a premier of the documentary following their work, 2 workshops by the theatre companies Everyman and Re-Live and drop-in craft workshops, a Virtual Reality experience, craft and arts workshops, stalls from a wide range of charities and organisations and a programme of research presentations and talks. 

This year we’re inviting you to join us to celebrate Dementia Awareness Week with Dementia Friendly film screenings, arts and craft workshops, information and charity stalls, choirs, singing and more.

Visit the website here.

11.30am-5.30pm Wednesday the 16thof May, 2018

Chicken Run 
Dir: Peter Lord, Nick Park Voices: Mel Gibson, Jane Horrocks 

When a cockerel apparently flies into a chicken farm, the chickens see him as an opportunity to escape their evil owners. 

Proud Valley 

Goldies to lead the singing in the cinema 

Dir: Pen Tennyson. With: Paul Robeson, Edward Chapman 

David arrives in Wales seeking work and finds an ally in the form of miner and choir master Dick Parry.  

World music choir and drum circle 

Join the Oasis World Choir and Band, a collaboration between local residents, refugees and a music group, based in Oasis Cardiff. Take part in a gentle drum circle to share songs from around the world.

Arts and craft workshops 

This workshop is specifically for people living with dementia, whether diagnosed or a carer. Catherine Lamont-Robinson, will run two workshops for those new to artistic expression. Explore how textiles and images can be used creatively to describe experiences of living with and caring for people with dementia and communicate personal experiences to wider audiences! No previous art experience required, just an open mind. Catherine welcomes people living with dementia and carers and families to join her. The work produced by previous participants can be found on the Stories of Dementia online gallery.

Free, but please register at Chapter to attend.

Academic talks from researchers in dementia

Join us for short interactive talks on dementia and find out more about innovative research taking place at Cardiff University.
Free, but please register to attend [insert link to book]

Hand i Pocket Funshop

Hand i Pockets are playful sensory textile pockets, created to amuse, comfort and engage people with advanced dementia. Come and create your own, either for a specific friend or family member, or to be donated to somebody with dementia.

This project is run by the CARIAD Research Centre and is a collaboration between Prof. Cathy Treadaway at Cardiff Metropolitan University and Dr Gail Kenning at University of Technology, Sydney.
Free. Drop in.

Virtual Reality Experience: A Walk Through Dementia

Researchers from Cardiff University use a unique app, developed by Alzheimer’s Research UK, designed to put you in the shoes of someone living with dementia. Presented in virtual reality, you’ll look at everyday life through a new lens. You may be familiar with some of the symptoms you’ll experience, others may surprise you. Drop in to see the team in First Space. 
Free. Drop in. 

We will be joined by Alzheimer’s Society, Cardiff University and various stalls on the day, so come to find out more about dementia, to seek advice and to network with others. 

Further activities to be announced… 

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