Embrace – Professional Development Training
Join Protein and guest creatives Magdalena Schamberger and Zoë Gilmour for an insightful two-day training focussing on approaches to creativity with older people living with dementia and in care settings.
Ahead of Protein’s tour to care homes, with their performance May Contain You, this training is an opportunity open to all creative practitioners to develop skills and understanding when working with older people in care settings.
Embrace, Protein’s ongoing professional development programme, includes practical and reflective work and allows space for sharing and discourse around artistic practice and community engagement.
More about the two days:
Location: Woolwich Works, The Fireworks Factory, 11 No.1 St, Royal Arsenal, London SE18 6HD
Mindful Arts aims to give an insight into aspects of ageing and dementia by exploring challenges within movement, word finding and memory. It is aimed at increasing awareness, confidence and skills, thereby inviting meaningful engagement and connections with people living with dementia. This taster session is suitable for artists of all art forms and levels of experience and will be using a multi-arts approach.
Memories: Galaxies, an interactive workshop about creative engagement with people living with dementia. In this session, Zoe will share some of her approaches and starting points when co-creating pieces based around memory, embodied reminiscence and life stories. In practical, thought-provoking group exercises, participants will have the opportunity to reflect on the potential challenges of working creatively in care and health settings – and together find ways of navigating this complex galaxy with attention to consent and dignity.