Congratulations to the Creative Minds Programme

Congratulations to the Creative Minds Programme, which has won the Compassionate Care category at the HSJ awards.The Creative Minds programme, at the South West Yorkshire Foundation Trust, co-funds arts, sports, recreation and leisure projects to help recover. It has helped thousands of local people increase confidence, develop social skills and reach their potential.

Dementia and Imagination Project

Dementia and Imagination is a large scale study exploring the role of visual art in dementia friendly communities.There are several work packages to this study looking at the financial, social or community benefits to taking part in visual arts programmes. We will also be looking at ways our research can inform policy, as well as engagement and the wider impact of our study. Dementia and Imagination also includes 3 research artists who will explore the research through their own practice.

Seminars at the Oxford Institute of Populating Ageing

A new term brings a new series of seminars at the Oxford Institute of Population Ageing (66 Banbury Road, OX2 6PR).

- 'Norms, Values and Theories' taking place on Wednesdays at 12.30-2pm;

- Drivers and Consequences of Population Ageing in Central and Eastern Europe' taking place on Thursdays at 12.30-2pm.

Please visit the OIPA website for further details. All seminars are open to the public!

The European Reminiscence Network (ERN)

The European Reminiscence Network (ERN) aims to promote best practice in reminiscence arts work and to share experience across national frontiers. Co-ordinated since 1993 by Pam Schweitzer the ERN has 20 international members. Our most recent scheme has involved partners in 12 countries running reminiscence arts schemes for people with dementia and their family carers to attend together

Moving Music Concerts


The next Moving Music concerts, which are particularly for people living with dementia, their family, friends and carers, will take place on Tuesday, 10 February.  We will have the pleasure of talented young musicians from Radley College performing at 11.30am and from Magdalen College School at 2pm.  Tea, coffee and biscuits will be served from 30 minutes before each concert, as usual.  Details are attached.


We still have some space available at both concert times. If you have not already reserved your places, and would like to come, please let me know how many places you would like and if you require disabled parking space.


Please pass this message on to anyone else you know who may be interested in these concerts or would like to be added to our mailing list for information about future concerts.