‘Living with dementia is like knitting with knots. My knitting might not look like it used to, but that doesn’t mean it’s not beautiful.’ This theatre event explores the themes of hope, fear, family and creativity. We look at how emotions are experienced at different times and in different ways by people with dementia and those caring for them. The piece has been developed collaboratively by theatre makers, researchers, carers and people living with dementia. We draw on both personal testimony and current research. The performance will be followed by an audience discussion. People will have the opportunity to pose questions to the production team, provide feedback on the performance and share their own experiences.
This project is sponsored in part by the Wellcome Trust.
This event is part of the Being Human festival - the UK’s only national festival of the humanities. As our festival events are free, not everyone who asks for tickets comes to our events. To make sure we have a full house, we allocate more tickets than there are seats. We do our best to get the numbers right, but unfortunately we occasionally have to disappoint people. Admission is on a first-come-first-served basis, so please arrive in good time for the start of the event.
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