The Art of the Tree for People with Dementia

The Art of the Tree - the magic of the Arborealists

Arborealists art exhibition at St Barbe - special free interactive day for local people living with dementia

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The Lymington Dementia action group is arranging a special one-off event, ‘the art of the tree’, to help local people with dementia enjoy the magic of The Arborealists exhibition currently being shown at St Barbe Museum and Art Gallery.


Music, poetry and art for people with dementia and their carers

On Friday 3rd June, the final day of the exhibition, music, poetry and art will be brought together by trained leaders and a team of volunteers.

The event comprises 3 blocks of creative activities with lunch included.


This promises to be a real treat for the senses!  And an opportunity for partners and supporters to unwind a little at the same time as learning something about these fabulous works of art.


Guided gallery conversations from 11.00 to midday

"Gallery conversations" are discussions guided by experts centred around two of the beautiful paintings in the Arborealists exhibition.  There will be plenty of opportunity for everybody to join in as they wish and this promises to be a very interactive and participatory session!   


Lunch at St Barbe, provided by Colten Care

Lunch is being served at St Barbe as part of the day's entertainment.  This is being provided free of charge by Colten Care as main organiser and supporter of the event.  Colten Care's Linden House  is a specialist care home for people with dementia situated close to St Barbe Museum in New Street.


dementia art of tree simon dorrell alder winterInteractive poetry session at 1.30 pm

 From 1.30pm a one-hour interactive poetry session is being run by acclaimed poet Chris Bennett, themed around trees and nature.


Music session from 2.30 to 3.30 pm

Then Andrew Knights will run an uplifting and inspiring music session from 2.30, with the event closing at 3.30pm


Rathbones also sponsoring this event

Rathbone Investment Management are also generously supporting this very special event at St Barbe Museum.


And locally donated funds 

The Lymington Dementia Action Group is also being able to use funds donated locally to provide the event free of charge for people living with dementia and their carers.


Which is a really nice win win and demonstrates how the work of the LDAG to spread awareness of what it's like to live with dementia, is gradually spreading through the community.


Book your places now!

However, places for Friday  are limited and strictly on a RSVP basis.


So, please call Tim Wookey of Colten Care on 07940 164 954 as soon as possible, if you would like to attend.


More Information

For more information about the work of the Lymington Dementia Action Group visit the LDAG website 


For more information about Colten Care's specialist care home in Lymington for people with dementia visit the Linden House website 


Details of this event are also on our Events Calendar - and don't forget it's free to add all your events to "What's On" on lymington.com!


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