The wonderful Christina takes a closer look at the reasons why the Cultural Arm of the Kent DAA created and delivered the Creative Care Expo.
Creative Care and Dementia
The Cultural Arm of the Kent Dementia Action Alliance hosted a very successful Creative Care Expo in Maidstone in early February, which showcased the fantastic projects happening across the county to engage older people, and those with dementia or Alzheimer’s, through creative arts.
A quick walk around the exhibition centre found stalls displaying sculptures, painted tiles, decorated boxes, and a person singing on a guitar. Rochester Literature Festival led two taster Reminiscence sessions in the spirit of the Memory Box project, which were very well-received and enjoyed by everyone who attended.
We’re fresh from our first activity of the year, the successful Creative Care Expo in Maidstone, where practical experience confirmed once again that arts and culture play a significant part in wellbeing.
Christina takes a close look at the Adam Curtis film Hypernormalisation, and his assertion that the art world may be partly responsible for Brexit and Trump.
One of the positive things that came out of Brexit and Trump’s victory is that people are now more interested in politics. Everyone is talking about Brexit and Trump.
Our lovely new volunteer, Christina Lee, makes the case for one of our most important public services.
On Monday, The Guardian published an article on the imminent closure of 340 public libraries in the next five years if funding cuts are implemented.
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.
Alison is an actor, writer and director who very kindly read for us at the Dickens Festival this year.
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!