Festival of Social Science 2018 'Living Well with Dementia: the IDEAL and A Life More Ordinary Projects'
On the 6th November this free event bought together two important strands of the IDEAL programme: understanding the factors that can help people with dementia to live well and the role of creative arts in providing new insights into how people with dementia can live well.
During the event, Prof Christina Victor presented the latest evidence on living well with dementia from the IDEAL study and this was followed by a talk from photographer Ian Beesley, an internationally-acclaimed artist involved in our creative arts-based `A Life More Ordinary’ project.
A Life More Ordinary events
Unfurling ALMO banners
During Dementia Action Week, Ian Beesley, Ian McMillan, Tony 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 took place at York Train station at 12 noon on Wednesday 23 May 2018.
Exhibitions in Exeter
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 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
'From the Negative to the Positive' chapbook launch and exhibition
8th January- the second in our series of chapbooks 'From the Negative to the Positive' was launched at Gallery Oldham. 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.