Along with many other arts, culture and community organisations, we’re delighted to be taking part in the Kent Dementia Action Alliance’s Creative Care Expo in January.
As you know, we’ve been rolling out our Memory Box project to older people’s groups, and have extended this to those living with dementia too.
This event is an opportunity for older people, their carers and representing organisations to come along and find out what ourselves and other organisations are doing to provide creative opportunities for people, with the overall aim to improve quality of life, keep both body and mind fit, and to reduce social isolation.
There will be presentations about the amazing projects already undertaken, along with displays and taster sessions (best book a place – click here to do so on line, or call me on 07904 643770), and a chance to chat to organisers about the activity they offer. The whole event is FREE, so don’t miss out!
We will be running two taster sessions, with a variety of objects to inspire memories and story sharing. If you wish, you can bring along a special memento of your own and share its story with us.
The Creative Care Expo takes place on Thursday, January 26 from 10am-4pm at County Hall, Maidstone, hosted by the KDAA Cultural Arm. Hot and cold drinks will be provided, and there are plenty of restaurants locally for lunch, as well as County Hall’s own restaurant.
We look forward to seeing you🙂
Alison is an actor, writer and director who very kindly read for us at the Dickens Festival this year.
Politic Man is her latest play about a Dr Alfred Salter and his wife Ada, who work unstintingly in Bermondsey to close the gap between rich and poor. But in doing so, they lose their only child to one of the diseases he seeks to cure.
Alison has blogged about the processes to bring the play to life, which you can read about here. For more information on the play, please visit here.
All are welcome to come along and join in – dementia friendly businesses, carers groups or support groups and those wishing to find out more about how they can get involved over a mince pie or two!
Fun and activities for all ages inspired by Sir Terry Pratchett’s Discworld.
Community Hub and High Street, Saturday, October 8. 10am-4pm
We were too far down the line to organise a tribute to STP last year, but were keen to keep his name and work alive. ‘The Turtle Moves’ is the call of Discworld fans across the Roundworld!
In partnership with Medway Libraries we have two fantastic author talks for you.
Our popular Cafe Crawl takes place on Sunday, October 2 from 12-3pm. It’s a great excuse to indulge in hot milky drinks and cake, while our writers and performers entertain you with their wonderful stories.
We have three very different workshops for you this year: Try your hand at screenwriting, be brave and learn about self publishing, or figure out where your story will take place with our world building session.
Following on from taster sessions in September, Medway Libraries and the University of Kent offer beginners the opportunity to develop their writing skills.
Amidst the usual creative writing workshops, Cafe Crawl and author talks this year, the RLF has a wonderful day of craft activities planned for all ages.
As part of our 2016 festival, Written Worlds, Inspiring Places, we’re running a Discworld inspired Family Arts Trail called The Turtle Moves.