In the winter of 2017 The Arts of Change (The AoC) a counselling and therapeutic arts company based in Dudley was awarded a grant from The Arts Council England to develop a poetry project that had started back in 2011.
Three group facilitators were sought and trained to deliver poetry groups for people living with dementia at Brett Young Gateway, Crystal Gateway in Dudley and BUDS: The Dementia Support Charity in Sandwell.
71 original poems were created by the entire members of each of those groups and the individuals within them. We are holding an exhibition at our offices in Dudley where 60 of them are shown on display. They explore a range of themes including living with dementia.
The exhibition will be running Monday – Friday, 10:00am – 2:00pm from Monday 26th March – Sunday 27th May 2018. This will be running throughout dementia awareness week which kicks off on May 21st.
We hope you can swing by and look at each of the poems. This event is FREE & each of the poems are beautiful and moving.
We hope to see you there. Many thanks.