Lear's Memory Box © Pictographik

Creative workshops in dementia care homes and hospital wards.

We're inviting people with dementia and their professional carers to explore the contents of a very special memory box in a unique workshop.

Together, we'll open up the box and use the sensory objects inside to tell the story of Lear and his daughters, before shaping new stories inspired by the objects.

We'll do this through music, movement, words and song in response to the objects. All activities will be interactive for those who wish to take part.

Lear's Memory Box workshops are guided by a facilitator who has extensive experience of working with people who are living with dementia.

The workshops are designed to evoke memories and stimulate imagination in a fun and creative way for all participants in a safe and social environment.

They are inspired by 1623 theatre company's Lear/Cordelia, based on a recent project that researched the relationship between Shakespeare's King Lear and dementia.

We suggest two hours for a workshop with a break in the middle, but this is flexible to fit in with existing schedules.

Please contact 1623 participation coordinator This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for more details including costings. 

Lear/Cordelia is supported by
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