Archive

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Overspill Project

A partnership with Cartwheel Arts supporting people living with dementia to share memories and stories of the movement of people from Manchester’s slums to the newly built overspill estates in the 1950’s and 1960’s.

2020

You Must Remember This

A partnership with Cartwheel Arts exploring the way that archive material can be used as a starting point to develop creative activities which are accessible to people living with dementia.

2020

Nature’s Winter

A partnership with The Windermere Jetty creating an installation to explore weather, its place in the natural world, and the way that it is changing.

2020

Hull City of Culture Residency

2017

A six month residency in Hull as part of City of Culture 2017 developing a dementia friendly programme inspired by elements of City of Culture.

National Football Museum Project

A project working to create a brand-new football inspired creative workshop designed especially for people living with dementia. WE also developed training sessions for volunteers and staff to develop their capacity to develop dementia friendly creative projects.

2017

Heritage Trees Project – Dementia Naturally Active

We worked to develop a bespoke training session and resource exploring how our STORYBOX methodology could be used to engage people living with a dementia in natural spaces. This work was part of the Dementia Naturally Active project which involved running indoor and outdoor nature based activities to improve health and wellbeing

2016

Tales of the Waterways

A project taking inspiration from the Salford stretch of the world famous Bridgewater Canal to develop dementia friendly creative sessions for the Roe Green Buddy Club.

2015

Once Upon a Time

Working alongside SARF (The Social Action and Research Foundation) this was a community based creative project exploring the idea of growing up from a child’s perspective.

2015

How Do You See Me?

In an age when culture is obsessed with youth how does a person’s sense of their own identity change as they get older?

2013 – 2015

The Island

An exploration of creative collaboration between professional artists and older people with dementia. The project investigated age, memory and identity, and how these ideas can manifest themselves in performance.

2014

Every Street Has a Story to Tell

A partnership with Manchester City Council exploring the secret histories of East Manchester. Working in collaboration with local partners to discover where personal and public stories meet, and the part that heritage plays in all of our lives.

2013

4D Creative – Stoddart House

As part of a joint agreement between 4D creative and Mersey Care we worked to test out the impact of using technology to create an immersive experience for people with dementia, their carers and the practitioners involved in their care. This took place in a brand new immersive space installed in the Clarence Ward at Stoddart House in Aintree from March to August 2013

2013

The Resonance of Seclusion – Tour

A performance exploring extraordinary story inspired of Joash Woodrow’s life – his unstoppable drive to create and the equally unstoppable support of his family that made his artistic life a reality.

2013

Memories of Mr Seel’s Garden

A project exploring how engaging local communities with the changing patterns of urban food production might contribute to current grassroots efforts within Liverpool to raise awareness around current food issues.

2013

You Tell Me Yours

A series of interactions that create safe spaces where adults can talk to teenagers they’ve never met before. And ask the questions that they’ve always wanted to ask, whilst also putting their heads together to solve the problems of the world.

2012

Was It Something I Said?

Created in partnership with norfox and The Library Theatre Company, Was It Something I Said was a brand new piece of performance created with and by young people with audiences of all ages in mind.

2012