Thanks to funding from Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust we will be delivering more workshops with CGL (Change Grow Live) from Coventry and Warwickshire with adults that are recovering from alcohol and drug addiction and with mental health issues. Deborah Rose will be delivering some song writing workshops online through Zoom from November 2020 and the group will create their own song that will be professionally recorded. Gavin Young will then follow on next year and will deliver creative writing to the group where they will create their own story or poem.
Thanks to funding from Leamington Town Council, Augustus House and Warwickshire PCC we will delivering some film-making and creative writing workshops with adults on probation at Augustus House, Leamington Spa from November 2020 to February 2021. The focus will be on improving mental well being and re-developing connectedness post lock down. Nicola Prestage and Holly Daffurn will be leading the workshops. The groups will be making their own short film and also writing their own stories and poems.
Thanks to funding from Arts Council England, Worcester City Council, Redditch Borough Council, Wyre Forest District Council, The Elmley Foundation, Severn Arts, Museums Worcestershire and Worcestershire County Council we are able to deliver reminiscence and drama sessions to people living with dementia and their carers in Worcester, Wyre Forest and Redditch for 7 months from January to July 2021. Phase one will be with 3 care homes and we hope phase 2 and 3 will be delivered in the community at local museums. We will also be working with 9 Primary schools at Keystage 2 to interview the older people and also create new short films based on the memories collected. These films will be shown at a live You Tube event. We also hope to work with drama students from Worcester University that will be mentored through the process. Vamos Theatre will also be offering ‘Listening With Your Eyes’ training for all involved.
Thanks to funding from Warwickshire County Council we will be delivering our Suitcase Stories project to three care homes in Rugby online through Zoom from November 2020 to March 2021 for 5 weeks each. Helen Fountain will be doing the reminiscence work and Orchestra of the Swan will be playing music and encouraging people to sing along. Handling objects will be provided by Warwickshire Reminiscence Action Project. Each week the session will have a different theme and Helen will show photos of the objects to stimulate discussions and memories. The musicians will also play music to those themes. See the leaflet here.Arts Uplift CIC presents-3
Online dementia choir for older people and people living with dementia and their carers on Mondays 2-2.45pm. It’s being delivered by the lovely Claire Fowler and you will sing familiar songs as well as learning new songs. Please click here to see the leaflet. To book contact Jenny Davis 07946 585978 firstname.lastname@example.org £5 a session for couples and £8 as session for groups.