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. We will deliver these sessions in care homes and older people’s groups online or when allowed in person. We will also be working with 9 Primary schools across Worcestershire at Keystage 2 to interview the older people and also create new short films and drama pieces based on the memories collected. These will run up to October 2021. 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.

If you are a care home or Primary school in Worcestershire then please contact Jenny Davis 07946 585978 jenny@artsuplift.co.uk to book. See leaflet for care homes here

Click the link to see the films produced
Upper Arley Primary School with Burcot Grange care home

St Anne’s Primary School with The Gables care home and Burcot Grange care home

St Barnabas School with Housman Court and Droitwich Meeting centre

For past Suitcase Stories projects see our Past Projects page.