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A Life More Ordinary Events

2018

  • Upcoming: During Dementia Action Week, Ian BeesleyIan McMillanTony Husband and three Yorkshire DEEP (Dementia Engagement & Empowerment Project) groups will be unfurling a banner they have created. It highlights the 'right to get out and about' for people with dementia. The official unfurling will take place at York Train station at 12 noon on Wednesday 23 May 2018.
  • 21st-24th May- A second exhibition contained work from both ‘The Allotment of Time’ and ‘From the Negative to the Positive’. The exhibition was held in the University of Exeter Forum (21st-23rd May; see image below) and the Exeter Guildhall Shopping Centre (24th May) for Dementia Action Week 2018, this gave many university students and staff, and wider members of the public the opportunity to view some of the art work produced.

DAW'18 exhibition photo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • 8th January- the second in our series of chapbooks 'From the Negative to the Positive' was launched at Gallery Oldham (see image below). Ian Beesley, Ian McMillan and Tony Husband 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 launch of the chappbook was attended by the three artists and members of the 'Ragamuffins' group. Their artworks were also displayed in Gallery Olham as part of the first 'A Life More Ordinary' exhibition at the beginning of 2018. 

ALMO OLDHAM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2017

  • 30th October- 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, whereby Ian Beesley (photographer), Ian McMillan (poet) and Tony Husband (cartoonist) held a series of workshops in Oldham with the 'Ragamuffins', a group of people with dementia, their partners and volunteers.
  • 9th/10th May- Ian Beesley (photographer), Ian McMillan (poet) and Tony Husband (cartoonist) held a series of workshops in Canterbury and Maidstone in Kent to produce further 'A Life More Ordinary' art work. Further dates are being planned.


2016

  • 18th January, 22nd February & 14th March- The 'A Life More Oridnary' workshops kicked-off with the artists visiting Age UK Exeter's Budding Friends group, both on the allottment and in the centre.