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Dementia Friendly Performance of ‘This Incredible Life’ hosted by Ysgol Aberconwy

26 September 2018

Canoe Theatre and Theatrau Sir Gâr bring their latest Dementia Friendly performance to the stage at Ysgol Aberconwy on Monday 8th October at 2:15pm, to support people living with Dementia and their family and friends.

Students at Ysgol Aberconwy have been working with Rhian Cadwaladr as part of the Young Promoters Scheme, funded by the Arts Council for Wales. They have been responsible for the marketing and promotion of this performance to help build their confidence and self-esteem. Rhian stated, “It’s a fantastic opportunity for young people to take responsibility and engage with their local community, whilst learning about Dementia.”

According to the Alzheimer’s Society there are 800,000 people living with Dementia in the UK, which equates to 1 in 14 over 65 year olds. The performance of ‘This Incredible Life’ by Alan Harris is 90 minutes long and is based on life in the 60’s and 70’s. The Dementia Friendly performance allows you to enjoy a day out with your loved ones and encourages people who are living with or experiencing Dementia to come together in an informal environment.

A full day of activities has been organised for Monday 8th October where you’re invited to come along and take part in a variety of sociable and relaxed workshops. Starting at 10am there will be a Dementia Friends session with the Alzheimer’s Society, where you can learn more about Dementia and the small ways that you can help your loved ones who may be suffering with Dementia.

At 12:30, you can take part in a group sing along session, which brings people together with Dementia in a friendly way. Following this, a light lunch will be provided, whilst you enjoy a performance by students from Ysgol Aberconwy.

After a morning packed full of activities and workshops you can then sit back, relax and watch the Dementia Friendly theatre performance of ‘This Incredible Life’. There’ll be plenty of space between seats to allow people to come and go, as and when needed and they’ll be refreshments available throughout the performance too.

The morning sessions are free to attend and there’s no need to book. If you wish to watch the Dementia Friendly performance of ‘This Incredible Life’ tickets cost £7.50 per person are available on the day or you can book in advance by calling Ysgol Aberconwy on 01492 593243

For more information please contact Rhian Cadwaladr on 07818 424283.

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