Where the Arts Belong: In Conversation

16 May 2022

Regular hours

Mon, 16 May
18:00 – 19:00

Timezone: Europe/London

Free admission


Hosted by: Bluecoat

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Join us for a fascinating insight into working creatively with people on a dementia journey.


Free, booking required.

Leading visual artists, writers, storytellers, dancers, musicians and composers have worked creatively with people living with dementia on a wide range of artistic activities. While experienced at working with others, this was the first time each artist had worked in a dementia setting. They have been on this mutually supportive journey with Bluecoat’s Participation team, led by artist and facilitator Tabitha Moses who will jointly facilitate this discussion with Bluecoat's Head of Programme, Marie-Anne McQuay.

Hear from Francisco Carrasco, Gav Cross, Alan Dunn, Roger Hill, Brigitte Jurack, Mary Prestidge, Jonathan Raisin.

Starting in 2019 and continuing into 2022, the artists have navigated the emergence of Covid 19, while remaining dedicated to working with the residents, staff and families of North West Belong Villages. An additional sister strand We Belong Together was also developed to help tackle the isolation brought on by lockdowns for older people. 

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