• Hidden visit BBC Contains Strong Language

    Hidden - the new theatre piece written by award-winning poet, playwright and performer, Louise Wallwein (MBE), created through a programme of public engagement and creative enquiry into the lived experience of young onset dementia - returned after a successful tour in June to BBC Contains Strong Language. Hidden addresses the challenges that both people living with young onset and their loved ones are faced with in a powerful and uncompromising piece. The entire company put on another incredible show, and blew the audience away. One audience member said "everyone should watch it, yes it's ... Read More

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  • So Many Beauties Festival

    On 26th September, BBC World Music Day, we took part in the UK's first dementia friendly music festival! We had the pleasure of working with a bunch of wonderful organisations: So Many Beauties, Music in Hospitals, Bridgewater Hall and RNCM Voice The festival celebrated the creativity of people living with dementia, and recognised the power that music has to connect. We held two music making workshops and our group from Wigan, Singing in the Same Boat, performed their new piece 'Mexico'. The day was filled with cheer, love and so much music and we're so proud to have been part of it... Read More

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  • Anti-Loneliness Song-Writing Project

    In collaboration with the Greater Manchester Mental Health Trust, we have been delivering monthly song-writing workshops with three groups of older adults in the North, South and Centre of Manchester. In each session, Camerata composer Kate Pearson and horn player Dave Tollington have been introducing the participants to using percussion instruments as a form of expression during improvisations and leading discussions about various topics including family, struggles to overcome, and the places we grew up. The participants have been able to make new friends, open up about their th... Read More

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