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Dying Matters Festival. Creating Conversations in Croydon through Drama
Fri 12 May 2017, 14:30 – 16:45 BST
Dying Well takes planning. A great line up of speakers and creative artists who will help attendees ....... think, plan and communicate their end of life wishes.
A Festival of events not to be missed, suitable for all age groups of adults who wish to give this difficult subject some creative thinking in order to make plans that are unique to them.
12th May 14.30 - 16.45 (3rd session)
Venue: Braithwaite Hall, Katherine Street, Croydon CR0 1NX
Mayor of Croydon, Councillor Wayne Trakas-Lawlor will be in attendance and will present a cheque from Croydon Crematorium to St Christopher's Hospice.
"Creating Narratives through Drama"
"Don't Leave Me Now" a play by Brian Daniels presented by five professional actors as a 'script in hand' play reading. Followed by a short Q & A discussion
"Don't leave me now"
'Don't leave me now' explores the impact of early onset dementia on two contrasting families. It communicates the ups and downs of life on the dementia pathway over a number of years It effectively balances despair with humour by portraying the everyday lives of five people making a journey into the unknown as the disease progresses. Husband and wife Chris and June and their daughter Lauren, same sex couple Judy and Penny.
All of them struggle to comprehend and cope with the nature and extent of the drama unfolding before them. each responds differently to the challenges that lie before them. Gradually anger, confusion and denial, give way to coping, acceptance, resolution and friendship.