Memory Cafés

Memory Cafe’s

Southampton’s Memory Cafés are a friendly safe place to meet regularly with other families living with dementia, somewhere to share and learn from your own and other’s experiences. There is no referral process, anyone with any memory difficulties is welcome.

Representatives from Southampton’s dementia services (Often this an admiral nurse or someone from carers in Southampton, among others) are regularly on hand to answer your queries and help solve any potential issues you may be experiencing.

At the cafes there is an occasional speaker along with plenty of time to talk to other carers and  volunteers. No café is complete without the opportunity for a cup of tea and some homemade cake.

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Full schedule of Southampton’s Memory Cafes

Thornhill Memory Café

Venue:  Medwell Court, Tatwin Close

When:  The 1st Tuesday of each month
Time:  From 2pm to 4pm

or 07535 164014

Highfield Memory Café

Venue:  Highfield Church Centre, Highfield Lane

When:  1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month
Time:  From 2pm to 4pm

or 07535 164014

Shirley Memory Café

Venue:  Make & Brew Café, St. James Road

When:  The 3rd Monday of each month
Time:  From 2pm until 4pm

Contact:  Liz Woodman on
07789 501249

Bitterne Memory Café

Venue:  Ascension Church, Thorold Road

When:  2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month
Time:  From 3pm to 4.30pm 

Contact:  Katherine Barbour on
or 07535 164014

Mayflower Reminiscence Café

Venue:  Mayflower Theatre

When:  The 2nd Monday of each month
Time:  From 10am until 12noon

Book online here!

Lordshill Memory Café

Venue:  Lords Hill Church, Lordshill District Centre, SO16 8HY

When:  2nd and 4th Thursday of each month
2nd (reminiscence) and 4th (singing)
Time:  From 1.30pm to 3pm 

Contact: Margaret Hague
or 07535 164014

Recent Memory Cafes Themes

Early April 2022, with socialising restrictions behind us (for now) we finally held the 2021 Caraway Christmas Party.  With plenty of laughter, singing and chatter we danced the afternoon away listening to Jim Chorley singing some 60s classics.  Slightly more Easter themed than Christmas themed, we had daffodils and mini Easter Eggs on the table, along with cream teas, plenty of tea, coffee and cake.  Even the mayor popped in to celebrate with us.  Plenty of fun had by all, check out our our short video to see for yourself.

Below illustrations, based around childhood memories, were created in collaboration with the Mayflower Theatre Community engagement team (MAST), Caraway Memory Café’s and local artist Chris Bennett.


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