Dementia Awareness Week 2017

Dementia Awareness Day 2017

Chapter Arts CentreTinted Lens: A Festival of the Mind, Memory & Ageing
Wed 17 May, throughout the day

Chapter, Market Road, Cardiff

Celebrate Dementia Awareness Week by joining us at our relaxed Dementia Friendly screenings, engaging theatre and drop-in craft workshops, a Virtual Reality experience, guest speakers, stalls and much more. Everyone is welcome and you’ll be helping to challenge the social exclusion of people living with dementia, while also having a great time.

For more information please call the Box Office on 029 2030 4400 or email the project coordinator at [email protected]

Dementia Friends Information Sessions

9.30am, 12.00pm + 3.00pm

During these friendly and interactive sessions, you will increase your understanding of dementia and think about the small things you can do to make a difference to people affected by dementia in your community.


Hand i Pocket Funshop

10.00am-4.00pm Drop in workshop

Hand i Pockets are playful sensory textile pockets, created to amuse, comfort and engage people with advanced dementia. Come and create your own, either for a specific friend or family member, or to be donated to somebody with dementia.


Their Finest (12A)

10.30am Dementia Friendly Screening

In Wartime Britain, with the streets emptied of men, Catrin Cole lands herself a job writing propaganda films that need “a woman’s touch”. Her natural flair quickly gets her noticed and with the country’s morale at stake, Catrin and a colourful crew work furiously to make a film that will warm the hearts of the nation.

£4.50 (carers free)

Do Not Go Gentle

10.30am-1.30pm Performance + Workshop

Everyman Theatre Company will perform script-in-hand extracts from Patricia Cornelius’ award winning play Do Not Go Gentle, which takes an unusual look at older people dealing with life’s challenges. This will be followed by a discussion and a workshop.


Re-Live: The Memoria Project


Stories of strength and courage performed by people living with dementia and family members, followed by a Q&A session with the group. Join us to find out more about the creative group work Re-Live Theatre are doing with people with dementia and their family members.


Art Workshops

11.00am + 2.00pm

Arts-based enquiry into well-being through sensory materials

Work with artist and academic Dr Catherine Lamont-Robinson to discover how engagement with materials can make a positive impact on people with dementia.


Virtual Reality Experience: A Walk Through Dementia

1.30pm-7.00pm Drop in

Researchers from Cardiff University use a unique app, developed by Alzheimer’s Research UK, designed to put you in the shoes of someone living with dementia. You’ll look at everyday life through a new lens.


Calamity Jane Sing-A-Long (U)

2.00pm Dementia Friendly Screening

This light-hearted take on the real Wild West heroine is a rootin’, tootin’ shootin’ musical western. Join us for a Calamity Jane themed Photobooth provided by Guest Who, a warm up singing session with Goldies Cymru and refreshments after the screening. Fancy dress optional but encouraged!

£4.50 (carers free)

Early Silent Comedy Shorts + Live Musical Accompaniment

4.00pm Dementia Friendly Screening

Featuring Laurel & Hardy in Big Business, and Buster Keaton as battling to build a house in the classic One Week. Pianist Paul Shallcross performs his live musical accompaniment to a selection of some of the most entertaining early short films.

£4.50 (carers free)

Forget-me-not Chorus

5.30pm Performance with Only Men Aloud

6.00pm Dementia Friendly Screening

Join us for the premiere of this uplifting short film about the work of the Forget-me-not Chorus, who offer weekly singing sessions to help combat the loneliness and isolation of living with dementia. Preceded by a performance by Forget-me-not Chorus and Only Men Aloud.


Mad to be Normal (15)

7.30pm Film Screening
Followed by a Tinted Lens Discussion with Director Robert Mullan

There was no more charismatic or controversial a figure during the swinging ‘60s than Scottish psychiatrist R D Laing. In 1965, he established Kingsley Hall in London as a medication-free community for those seriously affected by schizophrenia. 

Regular cinema prices apply.