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A Life More Ordinary Events


  • In February, Ian Beesley, Tony Husband and Ian McMillan will take part in another event run as part of the 'Right to Get Out and About' project organised by IDEAL project partner Innovations in Dementia.
  • On 8 January 2018 the second in our series of chapbooks 'From the Negative to the Positive' was launched at Gallery Oldham. The event was attended by the three artists and members of the Oldham-based 'Ragamuffins' group who co-produced the chapbook and an exhibition of the same name.













  • The first exhibition produced as part of the 'A Life More Ordinary' project, linked to IDEAL, was held at Gallery Oldham at the beginning of 2018. Ian Beesley, Tony Husband and Ian McMillan held a series of workshops in Oldham with the Ragamuffins, a group of people with dementia, their partners and volunteers. Together they have produced an exhibition of images and poems created during the workshops exploring living with dementia along the theme of ‘From the Negative to the Positive’. The exhibition is accompanied by a new chapbook which can be viewed for free online here.



  • The first in a series of chapbooks to be produced as part of the project was launched on 30th October 2017. Ian Beesley, Ian McMillan and Tony Husband will be returning to Exeter to catch up with the members of Age UK Exeter's Budding Friends group. The chapbook presents some of the images and poems produced during the workshops held in Exeter in 2016. Read more about the launch here.
  • A series of workshops have been taking place in Oldham throughout the year. The chapbook based on these workshops will be launched on 8 January 2018 and will accompany the exhibition 'From the Negative to the Positive'. The exhibition ran from 8 January to 2 February 2018 at Gallery Oldham.
  • Workshops were held by the artists in Canterbury and Maidstone in Kent on the 9th and 10th May 2017. Further dates are being planned.


  • The artists’ held a series of workshops with Age UK Exeter's Budding Friends group on 18th Jan, 22nd Feb & 14th March 2016.