Community - In the Moment Dementia Programme

Our In The Moment dementia programme uses art to inspire creativity, laughter and moments of joy. In the Moment has been an established part of Kendal’s provision for people living with dementia since 2014.

Specially trained gallery educators and artists draw inspiration from artworks and stories exhibited in our museums and galleries to create engaging multi-sensory experiences. Carers and people diagnosed with dementia are equal and active participants in our sessions, providing respite without separation.

Supported by Cumbria County Council, Arts Council England and a dedicated team of volunteers, the programme includes a range of regular group activities, community fundraising and family events.

Please find information about our weekly art group and monthly gallery sessions below.

Every First Tuesday

Join us once a month to explore artworks on display at Abbot Hall Art Gallery, followed by coffee and conversation in the Bakestone Café. For people living with dementia and their carers, friends and family.

Date and time:
First Tuesday of the Month
2.00 – 4.00pm

Location:
Abbot Hall Art Gallery – meet in front entrance
Kirkland, Kendal, LA9 5AL
Pay and display car park

Cost:
£5 per pair. People living with dementia must come to sessions with a carer.

How to book:
Advanced booking required. To book, please contact Shannon Quigley, Community Engagement Officer:
squigley@lakelandarts.org.uk
01539 888034.

Please note these sessions are suitable for people with early to mid stages of dementia accompanied by and their carers, friends or family.

In the Moment, Kendal

Weekly creative workshops inspired by exhibitions and collections across Lakeland Arts. These sessions provide opportunities for people with dementia, their carers, friends & family to learn new skills, to express feelings and be imaginative.

Date and time:
First three Fridays of the Month
1.30 – 3.30pm

Location:
Space2Create Studio,
The Factory, Unit 31, Castle Mills, Aynam Road, Kendal, LA9 7DE
Free on-site parking

Cost:
£5 per pair. People living with dementia must come to sessions with a carer.

How to Book:
Advanced booking required. To book, please contact Shannon Quigley, Community Engagement Officer:
squigley@lakelandarts.org.uk
01539 888034.


In the Moment is kindly supported by The Hadfield Trust.

Hadfield Trust

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Learning programme supported by:

Cumbria County Council