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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

All events listed below are FREE

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 7 November, 1pm-2pm
Tuesday 12 December, 1pm-2pm

Location: Collection Centre
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Become a Dementia Friend

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

Sunday 29 October, 2-3pm
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Friday 10 November, 2-3pm
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Saturday 9 December, 2-3 pm

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Location: Meeting Room 1


Film Screening

Friday 17 November, 2-3pm
Location: Study Centre
No need to book for this event.


Sketchbook making for Carers

Join Theresa Fox Byrne in creating a memory making sketchbook and see how her practice has helped with her caring role. 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.

Tuesday 21 November, 1-4pm
Tuesday 12 December, 1-4pm

Location: Learning Studio. 
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Dementia Awareness and Arts Training

For further information, please contact Wendy Gallagher on 07920 595772.
Wednesday 22 November, 8.30am-4.30pm

Location: South Gallery

A conversation with experts working in the field of Dementia and the launch of the handbook for Cultural Engagement with People Living with Dementia.
Wednesday 22 November, 2.30-4.30pm

Location: The Grand Hall
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Coffee, Cake & Culture

Making culture accessible and fun for people living with Dementia and their families. All ages welcome.

Saturday 9 December, 2-4pm

Location: Learning studio
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