Next Dementia Friendly Cinema Screening

Little Theatre Bath are very pleased to be continuing their new regular Dementia Friendly screenings in Bath and would love your help in spreading the word to people living with Dementia and their family, friends and carers. The next screening will take place on Mon 1st April – 11.00 am with a screening of The African Queen.

The Dementia Friendly Screenings aim to provide a fun and inclusive experience, enable people with dementia and their carers to attend the cinema in a safe and comfortable environment, and give them the chance to get out and socialise with people from the local community and other people in a similar situation.

These events are open to everyone, but are enhanced to suit the needs of people with dementia: The lights are left on low, there will be no adverts, and people are free to move around and take a break if needed. 

There will be free tea, filter coffee and biscuits from 10.30 so people can come and get settled into the space, then the film starts at 11am (with no adverts or trailers). There will also be an interval for 20 minutes half way through the film when free tea & coffee will be served again. The screenings will be once every month on the first Monday of the month, showing a selection of old classics, musicals and some more recent films.

Tickets are £4 per person, with accompanying carers free and can be booked in person at the cinema, over the phone on 0871 902 5747 or online at https://www.picturehouses.com/cinema/The_Little/Whats_On?filter=DementiaFS

Wheelchair spaces are limited so please book in advance to make sure they are available.

Please do pass the word on to anyone you know who might be interested.

If you have any questions please do get in touch with the general manager Mason Pollock (mason.p@picturehouses.co.uk) or the marketing manager Sophie-Claire (little.marketing@picturehouses.co.uk).

Little Theatre Cinema launches Dementia Friendly screenings in Bath.

We are pleased to share news of a new event being run at The Little Theatre Cinema in Bath. This flyer provides more information.

The Dementia Friendly Screenings aim to provide a fun and inclusive experience, enable people with dementia and their carers to attend the cinema in a safe and comfortable environment, and give
them the chance to get out and socialise with people from the local community and other people in a similar situation.

These events are open to everyone, but are enhanced to suit the needs of people with dementia: The lights are left on low, there will be no adverts, and people are free to move around and take a break if needed.

There will be free tea, filter coffee and biscuits from 10.30 so people can come and get settled into the space, then the film starts at 11am (with no adverts or trailers). There will also be an
interval for 20 minutes half way through the film when free tea & coffee will be served again.

Screenings will be held once every month on the first Monday of the month, showing a selection of old classics, musicals and some more recent films.

Tickets are £4 per person, with accompanying carers free and can be booked in person at the cinema, over the phone on 0871 902 5747 or online at https://www.picturehouses.com/cinema/The_Little/Whats_On?filter=DementiaFS

Wheelchair spaces are limited so please book in advance to make sure they are available.

The next Dementia Friendly screenings will be:

Mon 4th March – 11.00 am

My Sister Eileen

Mon 1st April – 11.00 am

The African Queen

Directions and more details on the Little Theatre Cinema can be found here.

All singing and all dancing with Dementia

We are pleased to announce a week of events arranged in conjunction with Bath & North East Somerset Dementia Action Alliance.

Events are taking place Monday 4th February to Sun 10th February 2019.

Please see this flyer for more information.

Keynsham based events include a Make a Move session on Monday 4th February in St Dunstan’s at 2-3pm (booking required). They’ll be resources and information in the Library on Tuesday 5th.

The regular Music for the Mind session will run in St Dunstan’s on Thursday 14th.

Christmas Music for the mind session

At our Music for the Mind session on Thursday December 13th at St Dunstan’s Church Hall we had a number of visitors. At her personal request, we received a second visit from Cllr Karen Walker (Chair of Bath & North East Somerset Council) and to add to the occasion we had a visit from a class of children from St John’s Church of England School who sang a selection of carols for our clients and the volunteers.

All of the children were given squash and ginger bread men. All of our clients were also given a small gift. As the children and teachers left they asked if it could become a regular annual visit and we were happy to accept that offer.

A couple of pictures from the event are shown below.

Saltford Morning WI Craft Sale fundraise

Over the last few weeks the local Women’s Institute were working hard to raise money through their creations. This culminated in the main craft sale held 1 December. Their excellent work facilitated by the group’s President, Merrial Knight, have raised approximately £650 to help the local Dementia Action Alliance. A fantastic effort by all but particular thanks also go to Louise Martin for her significant efforts.

Merrial and Louise at the craft sale.

Some of items that were up for sale.

Louise Martin with some of her creations.

Music for the Mind and Craft Sales

An excellent session of Music for the Mind was held on the 8th November.

It was a great attendance of 16 people with dementia, with a very positive atmosphere. If you know of someone who would benefit from attending please invite them along, or get in contact.

A craft sale was also held, which will also be available over the next two meetings. This was to help raise funds for Keynsham Dementia Action Alliance.

The two ladies pictured attend our twice monthly music for the mind sessions and kindly agreed for the picture showing their handiwork. The two ladies are residents at Sunnymede care home in Keynsham and are shown with their carer Jodie in the middle.

The main craft sale is being held at Saltford hall on Saturday December 1st from 10am.

All of the craft items are being made by Saltford morning WI who have chosen Keynsham Dementia Action Alliance to be their charity of the year. Please do attend and find something to take home with you, whilst supporting a great cause.