Finding the Words

Finding the Words

This project, that has been running since 2015, provides people living with dementia with the opportunity to engage socially with their peers, and work with professionals to create poetry, music and movement/dance pieces.

Eighteen weeks of workshops culminate with a showcase event at The Forge at The Anvil, and all participants are given copies of their poems and the songs they create so that they can keep them after the project has finished.

We have worked with Newman Court Resource Centre in Brighton Hill and Applewood Care Home in Tadley, and will be working with other Basingstoke-based groups in the future.

So far, creative leaders in the project have been:
Maggie Sawkins
Matt L.T. Smith
Mollie Russell
The Rock and Pop Foundation
Ed Adams
Integr8 Movement


For more information please emailĀ community@anvilarts.org.uk.