Matinée: dementia friendly creativity at home

Arts Derbyshire is delighted to launch the second round of their Matinée Outreach dementia friendly arts project.  The project invites those living with dementia and their carers in Derbyshire to take part in a creative adventure over telephone and post with a fabulous team of professional artists. There’s the chance to explore some creative writing, or crafts or visual arts all from the safety and comfort of your own home, and at your own speed.

The first round of projects started in October 2020 in an attempt to defeat some of the social and cultural isolation that we’ve all been living with. The project was really helpful to those who had not been able to join in any online activities during lockdowns, but now Arts Derbyshire would like to extend it to anyone living with dementia who may be anxious about getting out in the community but would like to be involved in a creative activity.

If you know anyone who would be interested then please get in touch with the project coordinator, Frances Watt on 07449 732322 or email