Soul Journey is a project run by Hebden Bridge based company Verd de Gris. The project works with people who have been diagnosed with dementia and aims to tackle the stigma surrounding the condition.
Working alongside a filmmaker and a production team, the project aims to highlight and celebrate dementia and challenge the way the condition is presented. Charting the life experiences of people with dementia a series of photographs, pieces of original writing and a film will be created and exhibited to members of the public.
Interactive workshops will also be held to help people open up and talk about dementia in a positive way. The groups provide a creative outlet for people to talk about how they feel and share any concerns they have. The sessions also allow people to debate how to live well with dementia and help to help reduce social isolation in older people.
The final film will be exhibited across the country and help to spread positive engagement with the subject of dementia and help dispel the myths around the condition.
Jeff Turner, director of Verd de Gris said: “There is something beautiful and moving and joyous in working with people with dementia, we want this film to capture an essence of that beauty.”
Who is this project for?
The project is for adults with dementia and memory problems.
How do I access this project?
If you would like to join in the fun at one of our sessions, please contact Sharon at Verd de Gris on 07598 387772.
You can find out more about the project and watch the ‘Soul Journey’ video by visiting www.verddegris.org.