Singer songwriter Benita Johnson: opening night of exhibition exploring dementia – film 3

Posted on 10. Dec, 2013 by in Featured, Health, Music

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PostersIn this film we hear Benita Johnson play ‘Feel Your Way’, one of two tracks made for this project, ‘I Will Tell You Something of My Own’.  Feel Your Way written with thanks to Lewis Reynolds.  This is the third of several films from the exhibition opening event that captures some of the wonderful voices, art, poems and stories that make up this project looking at dementia.

Update new release 17th December 2014: You can buy this song and Train of Thought (see film 4 re this exhibition) 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.

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More from Benita Johnson at:

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: 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.  Photographs can also be contributed in advance by e-mailing or writing to Dr Helen Gregory, University of Gloucestershire, Francis Close Hall Campus, Swindon Road, Cheltenham, G50 4AZ.  Please include a short caption with your photograph.

You can find out more about the project at:
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See also on Stroud Community TV other films about dementia and this exhibition:

About Philip

Director and Co-Founder of Stroud Community TV

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