The Valerie Foundation

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Awards For All - Still Out and About

FTD carers group

All Our Brains - Catalyst:Festival

In 2016 The Valerie Foundation and Heeley City Farm won the opportunity to be part of Sheffield Hallam University's Catalyst: Festival of Creativity. This meant that an idea that we had been talking about for more years could come to life. We started with a symposium on 21st May 2016, this symposium was open to anyone who wanted to join in with the premise that anyone who wanted to come would hopefully learn about dementia and hopefully have some ideas for works of art that they may want to make. Roughly 70 people, carers, ex-carers, artists, non-artists, medical professionals and people just wanting to find out more about dementia came to the event to listen to speakers who are in the dementia world. As part of the event we had workshops/inspiration rooms, where people could go in and look at pieces of dementia related art by others, art in general, read books/leaflet/info material and talk to people and network with others who may want to make work.