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Time and Place

Time and Place is a poetry project with people with dementia.  It had originally planned to meet in Canterbury city centre each week to create poems with people with dementia, inspired by history and evocative locations. And then came Covid-19. Rather than give up, the group went virtual: the time became now and the place became home. For five weeks, they wrote and shared and revelled in the process of wrestling with words and ideas together.

You can watch a recording of their launch event in May 2021 – with poetry readings and a discussion about what this project meant to people with dementia.

You can watch the recording below.

Connecting through Collections

Five women from the DEEP Network have recently been working with The National Archives on an inter-generational project, Connecting through Collections. This involved a series of arts workshops hosted online during the Easter holidays. Participants were younger women recruited through the Young People’s programme, and older women through Philly Hare from Innovations in Dementia.

Connecting through Collections had the aim of creating an enjoyable and relaxed experience for all involved. We also sought to stimulate discussion across generations, to deepen our understanding of dementia and to assess the potential for future projects. By the end of the four sessions, it felt like saying goodbye to old friends.

You can watch a film about it below.