Creative Matters: Caring for Dementia 2018
Creative Matters is a series of month-long programmes of performances, workshops, films, exhibitions and discussions at Norwich Theatre Royal which use those creative activities to explore an issue which affects people of all ages and backgrounds. Throughout May, the Creative Matters season focuses on the subject of caring for people with dementia.
Performance highlights include Cockamamy, a heart-breaking, savagely funny new play about companionship exploring the reality of living with dementia (Thursday 31 May at Stage Two, Theatre Royal).
Workshops include Cloth of Kindness, a low energy, creative sewing circle with an uplifting focus on thoughts and experiences of kindness, which is a shared activity suitable for those with mild/moderate dementia and their carers/loved ones (Friday 25 May at the Theatre Royal); Creative Skills for Carers, with activities for both those with dementia and their carers focusing on imaginative techniques for non-verbal communication in everyday activities (Monday 14 May, Stage Two).
They are also running a conference for businesses, Adapting Business for Dementia (Friday 18 May at Stage Two); free film screenings of The Lady in the Van (Tuesday 15 May) and Mr Holmes (Saturday 26 May), both at Stage Two; more workshops for adults and families, and a free photographic exhibition, Talking Life, which challenges people to reconsider their initial assumptions about dementia (Runs until Thursday 31 May at Stage Two).
For more information on events, or to book visit ntr.org.uk/CreativeMatters, pick up a brochure from the Theatre Royal or call Stage Two Reception on (01603) 598600.