Other Bradford events

All the Worlds a Stage

Takes place on first floor, has step free access
Past event - 2023
22 May Doors 7 pm
Event 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Theatre in the Mill, Off Shearbridge Road, University of Bradford,
Bradford BD7 1DP
Based on work with communities, artists and researchers this evening will explore the synergy between research and creative arts and demonstrate its impact to help understand, communicate, learn and support communities as we age.

The Other Side of the Wall: using theatre to understand the experience of dementia

Clare Mason (Dementia Care Trainer)
Dr Andrea Capstick (Associate Professor)
The talk is based on qualitative research carried out with four women living in long-term dementia care. Data from the study have been turned into a theatre piece and captured on film, which will be screened as part of the talk. In the course of the play, we see the four women - Eileen, Rita, Nora and Lil - say and do the kind of things that are often attributed simply to the progression of dementia. The play aims to open up a space for alternative explanations based on what we know about both the neuropsychology of dementia and the importance of life history awareness.

Staying Alive

Alan Dix (Artistic Director 509 Arts)
Professor Anne Graham (Head of School of Chemistry & Bioscience)
Alan Dix is 75 and the Artistic Director of Bradford based 509 Arts. With Professor Anne Graham he is creatively exploring the lived experience of his journey towards his eighth decade. Anne is a scientist who knows a lot about the theories of healthy ageing. Alan knows what ageing feels like. Together they will weave together the science and poetry of getting older and maybe help the audience predict their own lifespan. Come along and find out!
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