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The Garden

Join our performances and debate.

Experience The Garden, an immersive performance for people with dementia and their carers. Bringing the outdoors in, it will take you on a multi sensory journey through the seasons, inspiring your imagination and awakening your senses.

11.30am | A performance for people with dementia and their carers | 1hr

2.30pm | A performance for all + Q&A | 1hr 30mins

This afternoon session welcomes anyone who wants to find out how the arts can improve the lives of people living with dementia.

Spare Tyre artists create a safe space for communication and creative engagement, particularly focusing on methods of non-verbal communication. The Garden is person-centred, responsive to participants and bespoke to an individual’s mode of communication. The project is carefully designed to be appropriate to the physical and psychological needs of participants.

‘Spare Tyre’s non-verbal, sensory approach creates an instant environment where individuals are mindfully welcomed through minimal language, eye contact and touch…These sessions illustrate to care staff how achievable it is to transform an environment with sound, light, touch and smell and how any of these aspects could easily be incorporated in individual and group interactions.’ Margaret Stewart, Creative Learning Team, Aberdeen Council

The show stimulated all the senses and is much more likely to make a lasting impact as a result… the sensations that they experienced during the show are bound to stay with them.’ Carer

Supported by Tapestry


11.30am | 2.30pm


£10 | £8 concs

Access Details

11.30am | A performance for people with dementia
and their carers | 1hr


Foyer Stage

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