Launch of Southampton Dementia Festival 2022

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
Tuesday 5th


2-4pm Presentation on Everyday Things Kellyn Lee Highfield Memory Cafe
Thursday 7th July 2-3pm Chair-based

yoga session

Led by

Katherine Barbour

18 Grosvenor Road, SO17 1RT

(Need to be able to manage thirteen stairs)

Saturday 9th


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

Ros Simpson

Highfield Church Centre
Wednesday 13th


3-5pm Picnic at Riverside Park

Instead of Bitterne

Memory Café

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:

Sponsors of Southampton Dementia Festival 2022: