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 were able to deliver 65 storytelling with museum objects and drama sessions to people living with dementia and their carers across Worcestershire for 10 months from January to October 2021. We delivered these sessions in care homes and older people’s groups online or when allowed in person with White Socks Theatre and Museums Worcestershire staff. We also worked with 9 Primary schools across Worcestershire at Keystage 2 to interview the older people and also create 9 new short films and drama pieces based on the memories collected. These films were shown at 3 live You Tube events. The children also had Dementia Friends training from the Alzheimer Society. We also worked with 2 drama students from Worcester University that were mentored through the process. Vamos Theatre also offered ‘Listening With Your Eyes’ training for all involved on 12th October at The Commandery, Worcester.

The full evaluation report is HERE

Contact Jenny Davis 07946 585978 for more information

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

Birchensale Middle School with Housman Court care home

Sedgeberrow First School with The Gables and Fieldhouse care home

Cherry Orchard group 1 with Latimer Court and Dorothy Terry House care homes

Cherry Orchard group 2 with Greenhill care home

Dodderhill RGS with The Wharf and Greenhill care homes

Winterfold with Holmwood care home

Children’s feedback phase One- Upper Arley, St Anne’s and St Barnabas



For past Suitcase Stories projects see our Past Projects page.


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