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A groundbreaking project focussed upon creativity and dementia. It is used imagination as a starting point to engage people and support them to improve their health and wellbeing, engage with others and have fun.
2005 – 2023
A project which invited people living in Bury to share the things that they loved about their town. These ideas were used to create a zine which tried to capture the essence of why the town is loved so much.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.