Thank you to everyone who came to see Memoria in Chapter theatre or watched the performance online. Your help in spreading the word has enabled thousands of people in over 12 countries to watch the show! We have received an extraordinary response to the performance. Thank you for getting in touch to share your thoughts and feelings. We value each and every one of your responses.
We are really excited about “Belonging” which gets its premiere this week!! Thanks to the Arts Council of Wales support, Karin has been able to spend the last 6 months researching and writing this new piece. She has spoken with many people with direct experience of dementia and greatly appreciates their time, honesty and courage in sharing their stories.
We have had an interesting experience of having Playback Theatre practitoners Rea Dennis, (University of South Wales) and Magda Miranda on a short placement with us. They offered us an exciting glimpse into Playback Theatre – both its methodology and practical applications.
Karin and Alison are busy with training. We are delighted to be training lots more care staff in Lancashire through our ongoing partnership with Lancashire Workforce Development Partnership. Our courses, Experiencing Dementia and Introduction to Life Story Work are going really well. One young male care assistant said to us “I never thought I’d be able to understand how people with dementia feel, but after today I really feel I can”. This is the kind of feedback that inspires us and keeps us going!