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Dementia-Friendly Screening: The Wizard of Oz

A dementia-friendly screening of the technicolor musical classic, The Wizard of Oz, is taking place on Friday 21 June at 11.00am at Harbour Lights Picturehouse in Ocean Village, Southampton.

These screenings are open to all, but are especially catered for those living with dementia and their friends, family and carers. These screenings are made dementia-friendly by taking away the ads and trailers before the film, keeping the lighting on low, reducing the volume to a more comfortable level and adding a 20 minute interval roughly halfway through the film. You are also welcome to arrive 30 minutes before the film (which starts when stated) for free tea, coffee and biscuits and a chance to socialise in the bar area.

Tickets are just £4.30 – accompanying carers are admitted for free – and can be bought online https://www.picturehouses.com/cinema/harbour-lights or at the box office.

Dementia-Friendly Screening: Pretty Woman

A dementia-friendly screening of the revered 1990 rom-com Pretty Woman, starring Julia Roberts and Richard Gere, is taking place on Tuesday 30 April at 11.00am at Harbour Lights Picturehouse in Ocean Village, Southampton.

These screenings are open to all, but are especially catered for those living with dementia and their friends, family and carers. These screenings are made dementia-friendly by taking away the ads and trailers before the film, keeping the lighting on low, reducing the volume to a more comfortable level and adding a 20 minute interval roughly halfway through the film. You are also welcome to arrive 30 minutes before the film (which starts when stated) for free tea, coffee and biscuits and a chance to socialise in the bar area.

Tickets are just £4.30 – accompanying carers are admitted for free – and can be bought online https://www.picturehouses.com/cinema/harbour-lights or at the box office.

Forget Me Not Film: West Side Story (1961)

A musical in which a modern-day Romeo and Juliet are involved in New York street gangs. On the harsh streets of the upper west side, two gangs battle for control of the turf. The situation becomes complicated when a gang member falls in love with a rival’s sister.

Starring: Natalie Wood, George Chakiris, Jerome Robbins
Running Time: 2 hours 33 minutes

The cost is £6, please book your seats by contacting The Spring via the contact details below.

Oliver Dementia Friendly Performance

This spectacular new production of Lionel Bart’s iconic musical has been fully reconceived especially for CFT by director and choreographer Matthew Bourne and Cameron Mackintosh and promises to be one of the most unforgettable shows ever at the Festival Theatre.

The orphaned Oliver escapes the harsh Victorian workhouse and takes refuge in London’s murky underworld with the wily gang leader Fagin and his team of resourceful pickpockets led by the Artful Dodger. He finds a friend in the kind-hearted Nancy and when he’s wrongly arrested for stealing, Oliver meets an unexpected saviour; but is happiness truly within his grasp?

With a sensational score, including Food Glorious Food, Consider Yourself, You’ve Got to Pick-a-Pocket or Two, I’d Do Anything, Oom Pah Pah, As Long As He Needs Me and many more, the Olivier, Tony and Oscar-winning masterpiece vividly brings to life Dickens’ ever-popular story of the boy who asked for more.

Matthew Bourne is internationally renowned for reinventing classics including Swan Lake and Edward Scissorhands for his company New Adventures, as well as his Olivier Award-winning choreography for My Fair Lady and Mary Poppins (which he co-directed and also earned him a Tony Award nomination for Best Choreography) and his recent acclaimed direction and musical staging of Stephen Sondheim’s Old Friends. The stellar creative team includes designer Lez Brotherston (Fiddler onthe Roof, Me and My Girl, Flowers for Mrs Harris).

The cast includes Simon Lipkin (Guys and Dolls, Avenue Q) as Fagin, Shanay Holmes (Miss Saigon, The Bodyguard) as Nancy, Aaron Sidwell (Henry VI, Wicked) as Bill Sikes, Billy Jenkins (Les Misérables, BBC’s Dodger) as the Artful Dodger and Philip Franks (The Rocky Horror Show, Witness for the Prosecution) as Mr Brownlow.

Dementia Friendly Performances are designed for people living with dementia to enjoy with their families, friends and carers. This performance will include small changes to create a more comfortable environment. You’re welcome to come and go during the show, we’ll reduce the volume and keep our houselights at a low level so you’re never completely in the dark. Our friendly Dementia Friends trained staff will always be nearby to help if needed.

Tickets are available at a discounted price of £16 per person. To book or for more information, call the Box Office on 01243 781312 or email access@cft.org.uk.

Singing For The Brain

Hosted by Home Instead Central Hampshire at The Community Hub Brendoncare in Otterbourne. 🎶 Singing For the Brain! 🧠❤️

Music has an extraordinary power to connect with the deepest recesses of our brains, evoking memories, emotions, and a sense of shared humanity. In this unique exploration, we will discover how the act of singing transcends mere notes and lyrics, becoming a powerful tool for cognitive stimulation and emotional well-being.

Join  Home Instead Central Hampshire as they delve into the harmony of sound and cognition, exploring the profound impact that singing can have on memory, concentration, and overall brain function. Whether you’re a seasoned vocalist or someone who simply enjoys the joyous act of singing, ‘Singing for the Brain’ promises to be an enriching experience that celebrates the extraordinary connection between music and the mind.

So, let the melodies weave through your thoughts, and let the lyrics resonate with your soul as we embark on this journey of discovery, where the power of song becomes a melody for the brain

The event is FREE to attend, but please RSVP in advance if you wish to attend. Call 01962 736681 📞

Basingstoke Support & Social Group

Hosted by Dementia Support Hampshire & IOW. Join us every Monday at St Michael’s Church Cottage Hall, 1.30pm – 3.30pm for our weekly social meet-up.

Activities include; arts & crafts, reminiscence, cognitive stimulation games, quizzes, and conversation. Tea, coffee and biscuits will be served.

Some weeks we will have guest speakers talking about health and social care, finance and benefits, wellbeing, and coping strategies.

The event is for anyone and everyone living with dementia, be it the person with dementia, their family and friends, or their carers.

No need to book, just turn up and join in!

You can also book a 1:1 appointment with a Dementia Support Worker if you need help with form filling, claiming attendance allowance, information about Power of Attorney, home help, respite, or residential care. Call the helpline on 0344 324 6589 to book your appointment.

There is no charge but donations are gratefully received.

 

Sunnybank Womens Group

Hosted by Sunnybank House Care Home the Sunnybank Womens Group meets twice a month and is for ladies to meet for a chat, tea and cake, crafts, baking, guest speakers and more. A relaxed group that welcomes new members from the community.

Every first Monday each month 2.30pm-4pm.

No need to book, just turn up and join in!

Bursledon, Hamble & Hound Memory Café

Hosted by Bursledon Hamble and Hound Dementia Action Group this monthly Memory Café is for you If you’re looking for help and information, or simply a listening ear, our Memory Café provides an opportunity to talk to our team, and enjoy some tea and cake.

This is a free event for people living with dementia including family carers. No need to book, just turn up and join in.

Please see organiser and venue details below.

The New Milton Dementia Friendly Community Allotment

Hosted by New Milton Town Council, opening for the summer season on Tuesday 25th April is the “Anything Grows” Community Allotment.

Drop in on a Tuesday between 10am-1pm at Becton Lane allotment site (located off Becton Mead in Barton on Sea).

A warm welcome is offered to all visitors, enjoy the relaxed outdoor environment, gazebo seating available, lots of colourful flowers, plants, vegetables, and
herbs to be seen.

Please bring your own refreshments.

Please note that this site is not a “care facility” and sorry no public toilet are available.

Call 01425 619120 for more details.

 

 

The New Milton Dementia Friendly Community Allotment

Hosted by New Milton Town Council, opening for the summer season on Tuesday 25th April is the “Anything Grows” Community Allotment.

Drop in on a Tuesday between 10am-1pm at Becton Lane allotment site (located off Becton Mead in Barton on Sea).

A warm welcome is offered to all visitors, enjoy the relaxed outdoor environment, gazebo seating available, lots of colourful flowers, plants, vegetables, and
herbs to be seen.

Please bring your own refreshments.

Please note that this site is not a “care facility” and sorry no public toilet are available.

Call 01425 619120 for more details.