Belonging National Tour gets the go ahead!!

We are delighted to announce that thanks to generous support from Arts Council of Wales and The Baring Foundation, in 2016 Re-Live will produce and deliver a National Tour of Belonging. Inspiring, moving and full of hope, Belonging is a powerful new play that follows the lives of two families as they discover that love and laughter doesn’t have to stop because of dementia. This bilingual production is based on the real stories of people living with dementia, their families and carers. Belonging dispels the myths of dementia and shines a light on how together we can create a dementia-friendly Wales. 

Coming Home Work in Progress Performance

We had a fantastic response from our invited audience to the powerful work performed by veterans and families from our Coming Home project. We were delighted to have Andy Watson, Artistic Director of the award-winning Geese Theatre Company working with us on this project.


“These stories have moved me deeply and I will not forget them”

“Beautiful, important work”

“I feel privileged to have seen this work. Absolutely breathtaking.” 


Re-Live Goes International!

Co-Directors Karin and Alison were humbled and delighted to receive an award for International Leadership in Arts and Health at the Arts and Health Australia Conference this month. Their trip to Sydney was brief but full – they managed to present Re-Live’s work to an international audience, meet some fantastic practitioners from the field of Arts and Health and catch a few waves at Bondi Beach! Now that’s multi-tasking.

Royal Society for Public Health

Board member Sarah Belson accepted an award from the Royal Society for Public Health on behalf of Re-Live. This was the Arts and Health Practice Award 2015 in recognition of Re-Live’ previous work with military veterans and families, “Abandoned Brothers”. We are honoured to receive this prestigious award and wish to thank all the participants and practitioners who collaborated with us on that very special project.

 Sarah Belson receiving award on behalf of Re-Live

Sarah Belson receiving award on behalf of Re-Live

Coming Home

Coming Home

Thanks to a generous grant from the Armed Forces Community Covenant in partnership with Cardiff Council, we are developing our theatre based work with veterans and families. Coming Home is a year-long programme which will commence with a 10 week groupwork programme at Chapter this September.

People Living with Dementia

We are developing our creative work with people living with dementia through a 6 week project with our fantastic Memoria group. We are delighted to have Gilly Adams working with us on this project. A huge thanks to Melissa Beard, an inspiring O.T. who ran a half marathon to raise money for the Memoria group to continue. Melissa – this project would not be happening without your hard work! There will be an informal sharing of work on June 17th at Chapter. This performance will then be shared at wales first National Dementia conference on Sept 3rd. 

Life Story Theatre Programme

We spent a fantastic day with a like-minded group of practitioners developing ideas for a life story theatre programme for people in prison called Growing Old Inside. Andy Watson, Artistic Director of Geese Theatre, Ruth Chitty from The Forgiveness Project and theatre director, Bridget Keehan spent the day with us at Chapter sharing experiences of theatre and storytelling work in prison settings within a restorative framework.