Memory Café

Monday 27th Mar 2017 — Monday 28th Aug 2017, Corn Exchange


A series of monthly Memory Cafés for people living with dementia and their carers.

These friendly, drop in sessions are designed to provide support for people living with Dementia, their carers and family members. They are a place to find support, share concerns, celebrate and take part in arts activities in a comfortable environment. All activities are led by a professional artist and are programmed with the help of the Alzheimer's Society, with the aim to stimulate the brain and encourage conversation.

Sessions will also feature home-made cake, tea and coffee, all set in our friendly Balcony Bar space decked out with table-cloths, flowers and vintage china! each session will last 2 hours and there is no need to pre-book, but if you could let a member of our Front of House team know if you are attending, it will be appreciated.

  • “​'Pam really enjoyed singing and playing the spoons. Happy faces!'​”
    - January 2016 Participant
  • “'Fabulous entertainment; our residents really enjoyed the session, but they always do' ”
    - Activities Co-Ordinator, Winchcombe Place Care Home
  • “'It's about spending time being social, and being friendly for a really good reason. I just wouldn't want to be sitting at home on my own when I could be at the Corn Exchange with all these lovely people!'”
    - Corn Exchange Memory Cafe Volunteer

Duration: 10.30am - 12.30pm

Term dates:

Monday 27th Mar - Crafts with Helen Mortimer 
Helen is one of the Corn Exchange’s most popular workshop leaders, and she’ll be back to run a relaxed crafting activity allowing time for socialising.

Tuesday 25th Apr - African Music Session with Jo May 
A chance to enjoy some African music, learn more about African instruments and have a go at playing some yourself!

Next sessions: Mon 22nd MayMon 26th JunMon 31st Jul and Mon 28th Aug

For more information or to volunteer at these events, please contact a member of the Learning & Participation Department.