2022 Southampton Dementia Festival
Just home from a charming afternoon at Mayfield Nurseries for the launch of the 2022 Southampton Dementia Festival.
With the sun shining, tables and activities set, this year’s festival opened with a tranquil enthusiasm for the coming two weeks of activities raising awareness of what is available to the many families living with dementia across Southampton.
The Café at the nursery was busy serving amazing looking sandwiches, cake, ice cream and refreshments for the afternoon’s visitors. Many of those working and volunteering in Southampton’s dementia community were on hand with information, welcoming people arriving, helping with craft activities and answering queries about what is regularly available.
The wonderful Jonathan Klein provided gentle guitar music and singing as background entertainment to the afternoon.
See below for more Programme Details on what is on, where throughout the festival…
|Programme during festival fortnight|
|2-4pm||Presentation on Everyday Things||Kellyn Lee||Highfield Memory Cafe|
|Thursday 7th July||2-3pm||Chair-based
|18 Grosvenor Road, SO17 1RT
(Need to be able to manage thirteen stairs)
|2-6pm||Open Garden and refreshments
|Fundraiser for 2023 Festival: Entry £5pp||18 Grosvenor Road, SO17 1RT|
|Tuesday 12th July||3-5pm||Arts and Crafts session, all welcome||Led by
|Highfield Church Centre|
|3-5pm||Picnic at Riverside Park
Instead of Bitterne
|Led by Bitterne
Memory Café team
|Meet at car park by Model Railway, Riverside Park SO1
|Festival Closing – What’s On|
|Saturday 16th July, Noon – 5pm (St James’ Park, Shirley SO15)|
|12 to 12.45||Brian Hooper|
|1pm||Welcome from Mayor Jacqui Rayment|
|1.10 to 2pm||Pete Harris and Son|
|2.15 to 2.45||Jaquie Daniels|
|3 to 3.45||Hedgehogs|
|4pm to close||Southampton Ukulele Jam|
To find out more:
To learn more about the festival, visit our Facebook page to see our programme of entertainers and events.
For more information about the festival please contact Katherine Barbour, Festival Chairperson:
- T: 07763 863360
Sponsors of Southampton Dementia Festival 2022:
- Southampton City Council
- NHS Southampton City CCG
- Portswood Dementia Friendly Action Group