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By Richard Ward

May 16th, 2019

Free events at Macrobert Arts Centre

The Macrobert Arts Centre, on the University of Stirling campus, is delighted to host two events in early July, completely free of charge thanks to support from Our Connected Neighbourhoods project.

Curious Shoes (performances at 11am and 2.30pm, Saturday 6th July, Macrobert Arts Centre)

Curious Shoes is a joyful performance for people living with dementia and their loved ones to share. This funny, entertaining and beautifully simple story comes to life through live music, movement and very few words. The audience is invited on a curious voyage of discovery by four performers loosely based on film characters for whom shoes play an important role: Fred Astaire in Funny Face; Bette Davis in Now Voyager; Charlie Chaplin in City Lights and Vicky Page in The Red ShoesCurious Shoes premiered at Festival Theatre Studio in Edinburgh 2017 and we are delighted to bring the performance to audiences across Scotland.

Curious Shoes has been created by Magdalena Schamberger, former Artistic Director of Hearts and Minds. Magdalena is a creative collaborator, director, teacher and theatre maker with a special interest in developing performances with and for people living with dementia, their loved ones and those who care for them.

“ I feel like I am shining inside.” - Audience member, 2017

Please book as soon as possible, tickets are available here.

Artful Minds - artist training in dementia-focused practice (9.30am - 4.30pm, Friday 5 July, Macrobert Arts Centre)

Artful Minds is a one-day experiential training initiative for artists of all art forms, which uses a multi-arts approach to focus on what it is like to experience challenges associated with dementia and old age. It aims to increase skills, confidence, influence creative responses, as well as giving ideas for translation into artistic practice. Artful Minds is aimed at professional artists who are looking to create work specifically for people living with dementia, to gain a first insight or deepen their engagement with people living with dementia. The workshop is created and delivered by Magdalena Schamberger, an independent creative collaborator, director, teaching artist and theatre maker with a special interest in developing high quality performances with and for people living with dementia, their loved ones and those who care for them. To book a space, please email Kathryn.welch@macrobertartscentre.org

 

 

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