Rethinking Dementia - Being Human Festival 2021
On Thursday 18th November from 7-8pm on Zoom we will host 'Rethinking Dementia' a free event as part of the Being Human Festival 2021. Click here to book your free ticket.
This event features four speakers with four different perspectives. Each of them will speak on the theme of 'Rethinking Dementia' before we open to audience Q&A. You can already join in the disucssion by sharing your thoughts on our event Padlet (which is like a virtual pinboard). Click here to visit the Rethinking Dementia padlet.
The Being Human Festival is the UK's only national festival celebrating humanities research. It is led by the School of Advanced Study University of London in partnership with the AHRC and the British Academy. There are lots of free events on as part of the festival which runs 11th to 20th November. Click here to visit the Being Human Festival website.
Below you can watch our Rethinking Dementia video, which will give you a taster of the event itself.
A Life More Ordinary events
The Unfurlings - Exhibition schedule 2019 - 2021
Banners for hope and change created by people living with dementia
Since the beginning of the project Ian Beesley has been working with dementia groups around the country. Together they have created a series of banners to raise public awareness and highlight some of the issues faced by people with dementia. The design of the banners is based on traditional trade union/campaign banners. The 'dementia banners' are now touring the country and will be exhibited at the following venues (to be updated once dates and venues have been confirmed):
- Penrith Arts Festival (29th August to 1st September 2019)
- Exeter Library (16th October 2019 to 21st March 2020)
- People's History Museum, Manchester (16th December 2019 to 19th January 2020)
- Lighthouse in Poole, Dorset (18th January to 16th March 2020)
- Harris Museum, Art Gallery & Library, Preston (15th February to 31st May 2020). This exhibition is now online and can be viewed in full here.
- Gallery Oldham (20th February to 25th April 2020)
- Surrey Quays Southwark London (11th May to 17th May)
- Sheffield Cathedral (12th July to 20th July)
- Salts Mill, Saltaire (11th September 2020 to 21st September every day; 22nd September to 31st October 2020 weekends only), as part of a retrospective of Ian Beesley's work
- Bradford Industrial Museum (22nd November 2020 to April 2021)
- Thackray Medical Museum Leeds (December 2020 to May 2021), including an exhibition on the historical representation of dementia
UK Dementia Congress 2019
A selection of banners will also be exhibited at this year's UK Dementia Congress in Doncaster from 5 to 7 November 2019 with a presentation by Ian Beesley. The UK Dementia Congress is an annual event mainly aimed at those working in dementia care.
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 2017- 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 2017- 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.