Arcola are pleased to announce a new 8 week workshop programme for people affected by early stage dementia and their companions/carers!
Partnering with Arts4Demenita, these FREE workshops will see participants will work with facilitator and director Ross Crosby (Arcola, National Theatre, Old Vic and Almedia Theatre) using theatre, reminiscence and storytelling techniques to explore mind and well-being.
The result will feed into a larger, outdoor participatory project in the summer, led by Arcola, and supported by Hackney Council.
The project will run Tuesday mornings, 10.30am-midday on June 6, 13, 20, 27 and July 4, 11, 18 and 25th.
To register interest or for further information, please contact Ella Dinsdale – 020 7239 4954 OR firstname.lastname@example.org – places are strictly limited and reserved for Hackney residents and service users.
Arts 4 Dementia is a established charity helping to develop and co-ordinate dynamic high-quality events at arts venues as cognitive rehabilitation for families affected by dementia – from diagnosis. Since their inception, they have supported over 250 workshops across the country. Their website is also the only national listing of dementia-friendly events in the UK – www.arts4dementia.org.uk/
Arcola Creative Engagement delivers one of London’s most extensive community engagement programmes, creating over 5000 opportunities every year for members of our community to take part in theatre. Arcola’s Youth Theatre and Community Performance Companies perform new shows annually, working with world class artists, and have previously been invited to perform at the V&A, Tate Modern and Glastonbury Music Festival, as well as internationally- arcola1.staging.wpengine.com
This project is supported with funding from London Borough of Hackney