So Many Beauties: Dementia-Friendly Music Festival

Date: Thursday 26th September 2019

Manchester’s first dementia-friendly music festival, celebrating the creativity of people living with dementia. Music has the power to connect: with loved ones, the joy of the present moment and with memories. It can help people to feel happier and less anxious.

The So Many Beauties project offers creative music-making opportunities for people living with dementia. On BBC Music Day 2019 The Bridgewater Hall will host Manchester’s first dementia-friendly music festival. The festival will provide a safe space for people of all ages to explore different musical activities. No previous musical experience is required
to enjoy the day!

There will be gentle performances of familiar songs and tunes, as well as performances of music composed by people living with dementia. There will also be the chance to join in with discussions, to play instruments and to create new pieces of music on the day!

A range of dementia support organisations will also be present to provide information and advice for people wanting to find out more about living with dementia.

Booking information

Free, ticked event

• Morning ticket 9.45am – 1.00pm
• Afternoon ticket 12.45pm – 5.00pm
• Full day ticket

Optional booking available for Music Making Sessions at 10am or 1pm – limited availability.

To book tickets:
Bridgewater Hall Box Office: 0161 907 9000
Online here