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Living Well with Dementia Festival

Dementia-friendly events and activities in and around Chichester for adults living with dementia, their friends and family.

The Chichester Cultural Learning Partnership (CCLP) is running the Living Well with Dementia Festival to encourage those living with dementia to engage with arts and cultural activities with their friends and families.  There will be a range of dementia-friendly events in and around Chichester at Chichester Cathedral, Chichester Festival Theatre, Fishbourne Roman Palace & Gardens, The Novium, The Otter Gallery, Pallant House Gallery, and The Weald & Downland Open Air Museum.  As one of the organisations in this partnership Chichester Cathedral is delighted to be running the events below:

Living Well with Dementia Festival
Living Well with Dementia Festival

Make Do, and Mend

Join the creative fun at this tactile workshop exploring colour, textiles, making and mending with textil artist LouLou Morris.

11th April and 23rd May, 11.00am - 12.30pm, in Vicars' Hall.

Sing Healthy Play Happy

In these fun, gentle and supportive sessions we sing and explore instruments together.  No experience is necessary: sing along, pick up an instrument, or simply sit back and listen.  Led by Open Strings Music.

18th April and 16th May, 2.00pm - 3.00pm, in Vicars' Hall.

Guided Tours of the Cathedral
Join one of the Chichester Cathedral's guides for this dementia friendly tour which will introduce you to some of the highlights of this ancient building.  Enjoy experiencing this beautiful place and find out about some of the Cathedral's artistic treasures.

4th May and 18th May, 10.30am - 12noon.


Tea Dance

Take a step back in time at our vintage tea dance!  Feel free to dress up and enjoy live music and a cream tea. 

Saturday 10th September, 2.30pm - 4.00pm, in Vicars' Hall.

Tickets £5.00 per person.

Living Well with Dementia Festival 2016
Living Well with Dementia Festival 2016

Please book all activities in advance.  Activities cost £3.00 each (excluding the Tea Dance) including refreshments, carers go free.

To find out more:
If you would like to find out more about the content of any of these events please contact Cynara Davies on 01243 812997.

To book tickets:
Please telephone 01243 813595 to book tickets or email:  If you would like to find out about all the events taking place during the Living Well with Dementia Festival please click here.

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