Southampton Dementia Festival 2022 concludes

Southampton Dementia Festival 2022 concludes

Southampton Dementia Festival 2022 concludes with successful finale! Through the Southampton Dementia Festival 2022 fortnight we attracted over four hundred people to a wide range of events over the period from 2nd to 16th July 2022. With the sun shining throughout the festival, people joined us to learn more about dementia.

Opening Event

The booklet, “Early Diagnosis of Dementia in Southampton” was launched at the festival kick off event at Mayfield Nursery, while listening to some great tunes from Brian Hooper and Jonathan Klein.

Fun Throughout

Over the following two weeks an arts session, a yoga session and a fundraiser were held. These attracted over thirty people and raised £250 for the ongoing work of the city-wide dementia festival committee.

Festival Finale

The festival ended with the headline “Festival” event at St James’s Park on Saturday 16th July, to ensure families living with dementia across Southampton had easy access to come together to learn about what resources, activities and events are available to them through the city on a regular basis.

Over twenty stands from healthcare providers, Care Homes, Charities, the Council the expertise on hand was incredibly encouraging. As the sun shining down, a little too brightly on this occasion, people learnt more about dementia from the wide range of exhibitors.


The Caraway stand stood proudly at the start of the stalls, with brightly coloured hook a ducks and ribbons to attract attention.  Our Anna Chaplains were on hand to welcome those in need of a shady rest with a steady flow of visitors through out the afternoon there was no time for a rest.

A variety of food and drinks available across the festival the visitors sat back and enjoyed live music from Brian Hooper, Pete Harris and Son, Jaquie Daniels and the Hedgehogs. The conclusion of the afternoon saw Southampton Ukulele Jam as the musical accompaniments.

Photo Credit: Ryan Phillips

One attendee comments, We do conclude that Southampton is a particularly good place to be for anyone with Dementia. Much of that credit must go to the Caraway Trust and its volunteers and people badgering away at local politicians on behalf of dementia patients. Well done and thank you everyone. Please keep at it.”

Overall, another successful year, enjoyed by all taking part. Watch this space for updates on what is next…

To find out more:

Photo Credit: Ryan Phillips

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: