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Beyond Dementia: Events

From 25 July 2017 to January 2018, Free

Beyond Dementia is a Collection Centre exhibition that explores the lived experience of dementia, looking beyond the condition and highlighting the positives.

This exhibition has been extended to January 2018

Details of new additional events taking place between October 2017 and January 2018 will be posted here shorltly


Past events:

All events listed below are FREE

Exhibition Talk and Tour

Join exhibition curator, Holly Grange, and Arts and Health Partnership Manager, Wendy Gallagher, in a tour of the Beyond Dementia exhibition. Explore the work of the participants and artworks from our Musgrave Kinley Outsider Artist collection
Tuesday 1 August, 1pm

Location: Collection Centre, no need to book.

Mindfulness for Carers

Be kind to yourself. Take a break.
Caring for someone with dementia can be rewarding but it may also be a challenge. The needs of the person you care for may often come before your own and lead to limited time available to look after yourself. Using the Whitworth collection, we are offering a brief introduction to the practice of Mindfulness - a simple form of meditation that helps to focus awareness and attention on the present whilst offering respite. 

Tuesday 25 July, 1pm-2pm
Location: Barbara Brown exhibition. Book online here >

Tuesday 22 August, 1pm-2pm
Location: Collection Centre. Book online here >

Tuesday 19 September, 1pm-2pm
Location: Art Garden. Book online here >


Become a Dementia Friend

Learn what it's like to live with dementia and how you can help end the stigma around the condition

Thursday 27 July, 7.30pm-8.30pm
Location: Meeting Room 1. Book online here >

Sunday 13 August, 11am-12pm
Location: Meeting Room 1. Book online here >


Artist Workshops

Making art enables people living with dementia to be creative, express themselves and provides opportunities to form new identities whilst celebrating uniqueness. Join us in a series of workshops exploring the benefits of creativity to health and wellbeing.
Kate Eggleston-Wirtz: Decoupage/collage
Thursday 3 August, 2pm-4pm
Learning Studio, drop in
Join Kate in learning decoupage and collage techniques. See how the Fabulous Forgetful Friends created their assemblage pieces. 

Lucy Burscough: Badge-making
Tuesday 15 August, 2pm-4pm
Collection Centre, drop in
Join Lucy in making "Beyond Dementia" badges. 

Alan Birch: Print-making
Tuesday 29 August, 2pm-4pm
Learning Studio, drop in
The Fabulous Forgetful Friends took inspiration from nature to create many of their artworks and prints. Join Alan in creating your own.

Theresa Fox Byrne: Create a sketchbook
Tuesday 5 September, 1-4pm
Learning Studio, book online here >
Join Theresa Fox Byrne in creating a memory making sketchbook and see how her practice has helped with her caring role.


Film Screenings

Still Alice
Thursday 10 August, 1pm
Collection Centre, limited places available. Book online here >
A linguistics professor and her family find their relationship tested when she is diagnosed with early on-set Alzheimers.

Thursday 31 August, 1pm
Collection Centre, limited places available. Book online here >
A drama that tells the story of Irish novelist, Iris Murdoch. When Iris begins experiencing forgetfulness and dementia, her husband John becomes her carer.