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MICRA/Storybox Project Seminar: Ageing, Dementia, Creativity and Storytelling

Manchester Institute for Collaborative Research on Ageing (MICRA) at the University of Manchester

Tuesday, March 19, 2013 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM (GMT)

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MICRA/Storybox Project Seminar: Ageing, Dementia, Creativity and Storytelling

Seminar by Manchester Interdisciplinary Collaboration for Research on Ageing (MICRA) and The Storybox Project 

 

Tuesday 19 March 2013

2.00pm - 4.00pm, free networking lunch from 1pm

 

Speakers: 

 

Lowri Evans, Library Theatre Company / Storybox Project

Alice Thwaite, Development Director at Equal Arts

Sophie Elkin and team, Shore Green, Irwell Valley Housing, Manchester

Dr Bethan Harries (Sociology), University of Manchester

Sherry de Wynter, Valuing Older People Cultural Offer, Manchester City Council

 

This is a half day seminar investigating the way that arts and creative activity can be used to engage people with dementia and improve their health and well being. It includes a focus on specific case studies - Storybox (Storytelling) and th Valuing Older People Cultural Offer, as well as Equal Arts, from Gateshead.

 

 Manchester Interdisciplinary Collaboration for Research on Ageing (MICRA) is a research network promoting interdisciplinary and innovative research on all aspects of ageing across the University of Manchester and beyond.  MICRA members - currently around 800 members - receive an e-mailing detailing ageing research related events and activities.  To find out more about MICRA and sign up for free membership at www.manchester.ac.uk/micra

 

The Storybox Project is a ground breaking project designed for people with Alzheimer’s and Dementia run by Manchester Library Theatre. In 2012 they received funding from the Paul Hamlyn Foundation to develop and deliver creative storytelling workshops in a variety of settings for the next three years. http://www.librarytheatre.com/project/storybox 

 

Link to disabled access guide for Jean McFarlane Building

Vegetarian and Halal diets are automatically accommodated. If you have any other special dietary requirements or queries about the event please email micra@manchester.ac.uk

Have questions about MICRA/Storybox Project Seminar: Ageing, Dementia, Creativity and Storytelling ? Contact Manchester Institute for Collaborative Research on Ageing (MICRA) at the University of Manchester

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G306B, Jean McFarlane Building
University of Manchester
Oxford Road
M13 9PL Manchester
United Kingdom

Tuesday, March 19, 2013 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM (GMT)


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Manchester Institute for Collaborative Research on Ageing (MICRA) at the University of Manchester

Manchester Institute for Collaborative Research on Ageing (MICRA) at the University of Manchester promotes interdisciplinary and innovative research on all aspects of ageing. We bring together a network of over a thousand academics, practitioners, policy makers and older people to bridge research, policy and practice. Find out more and become a member at www.micra.manchester.ac.uk or contact micra@manchester.ac.uk.

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