This film gives a taster ‘highlights’ of the wonderful project, ‘I Will Tell You Something of My Own’. This is film is one of eight films from the opening event that try to capture some of the wonderful voices, photos, art, poems and stories that make up this exhibition looking at dementia. See more about this exhibition including the other films at: http://stroudcommunity.tv/tag/dementia/
Update new release 17th December 2014: You can buy both of Bentia’s songs (see film 3 and 4) recorded in Nailsworth; all money goes to charity; 50% proceeds will go to Alzheimer’s Society UK and 50% proceeds will go to Parkinson’s UK. https://benitajohnson.bandcamp.com/album/feel-your-way
This project is an artistic and scholarly exploration into dementia, which aims to combat the perception of dementia as a ‘living death’ or ‘slow unravelling of the self’. The highpoint of this is an exhibition, using poetry, photography, song, stories and objects to portray a more positive view of people with dementia, exploring their everyday lives, selves and art. This film is by Philip Booth for Stroud Community TV.
The exhibition will be housed in Lansdown Hall Gallery in the centre of Stroud: http://lansdownhall.org/ which is a fully accessible venue. It will be open Monday-Saturday 10.30-18.30 from 3rd December 2013 — 22nd December 2013 and 2nd January 2014 — 18th January 2014, with free entry for everyone.
Visitors with experience of dementia are able to contribute to this by loaning objects to the exhibition for a central collaborative display and/or photographs for a collaborative photo album. You can find out more about the project at: http://www.tinyurl.com/somethingofmyown
And on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/Somethingofmyown/
More about Helen Gregory at: http://www.hgregory.co.uk
More from Benita Johnson at: www.benitajohnson.co.uk
Benita’s tracks were made at Oakley Recording, Nailsworth for the recording – with thanks to Adrian Keefe.
Photo of exhibition is copyright Gary Learmonth of Red Piranha Photography: http://www.redpiranhaphotography.co.uk/
See also on Stroud Community TV other films about dementia and this exhibition: http://stroudcommunity.tv/tag/dementia/