'Life is for Living' film tour dates
To coincide with Dementia Action Week we are taking 'Life Is For Living' on a tour to care and community settings across Derbyshire. The screenings are free and also include the opportunity to have a go at an arts activity led by an artist (no experience needed), plus lots of tea and cake! Please contact Kalila on 07739 088066 for further information or to book a place on any of the film screenings.
Tuesday 17th May 2022. 2pm - 4pm. Thomas Fields, Brown Edge Rd, Buxton SK17 7BR
Wednesday 18th May 2022. 1.30pm - 4pm. Liberation Day, Maurice Lea Memorial Park, Common Rd, Church Gresley, Swadlincote DE11 9NW
Thursday 19th May 2022. 2.15pm - 4.15pm. Baptist Church, 77 Bridge Street, Belper, DE56 1AZ
Friday 20th May 2022. 10am - 12pm. Creswell Event Centre, Elmton Rd, Creswell, Worksop S80 4BH
Wednesday 25th May 2022. 2pm - 4pm. Sharpe’s Pottery Museum, West Street, Swadlincote. DE11 9DG
Friday 29th July 2022. 2pm - 4pm. Derby Theatre Carers Cafe.
This film tour has been made possible thanks to funding from The Big Welcome Community Fund.
A film project exploring life for people living with dementia and their carers.
In 2019 People Express were put in contact with a group of people living with dementia and their carers, living in Amber Valley. This active group took part in and set up a number a of dementia friendly activities, including a tea dance and social swimming, and now wanted to make a film of their own.
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, in order to protect the health of the people in the project, staff and artists, filming was postponed during the first national lockdown and some filming was able to take place in the summer of 2020. We used this break in filming to release a short 7 minute ‘trailer’ for the film.
The main aim of the project is to enable the group to 'gift' their personal stories, experiences,learning, passions and the belief that 'life is for living' to other people affected by dementia. They are reaching out to carers, people who are newly diagnosed and creating awareness pre-diagnosis.
The film is commissioned by Derbyshire County Council.
Developed in partnership with Amber Valley Dementia Peer Support Group and Filmcity Production Agency Ltd.
" I THOUGHT THE FILM WAS BRILLIANT. AS A CARER IT WAS REFRESHING TO SEE DEMENTIA DISCUSSED IN A TRUTHFUL WAY THAT YOU WOULD NOT SEE IN MAINSTREAM MEDIA. " Tony, Carer