Box of Smiles Poetry Workshop on tour in Brent this Summer

This workshop programme is for people experiencing early-stage dementia, mild cognitive impairment, memory challenges and their companions.

Workshop Tour Dates and Times:

Tuesday 9 August 2pm-3pm at Ashford Place, 60 Ashford Road, London, NW2 6TU

Thursday 11 August 11:30am-12:30pm at Watling Gardens Community Room, 97-135 Watling Gardens, NW2 3UB

Friday 19 August 2pm-4pm at Ascension Church, The Avenue, Wembley HA9 9QL

Friday 2 September 11am-12pm at St John’s Church Hall, 3 Crawford Ave, Wembley, HA0 2HX 

A4D has teamed up with Ronald Amanze, an A4D Trustee who lives with early-stage dementia to bring you a brand new workshop called the Box of Smiles, Shared Experience Programme. Having been a music producer for many years, Ronald has seen the benefits of engaging with songwriting that he says ‘brings a therapeutic calm and a smile to my face.’

Emily who hosts A4D’s weekly Art Wednesdays session will be co-facilitating these poetry workshops with Ronald at a number of Memory Cafes around Brent. In the session, the group will be introduced to Ronald’s Story of how this project came about as well as a couple of creative poetry writing exercises resulting in a collaborative group poem as well as individual poems. This will be an opportunity for participants to engage in a relaxed arts activity and socialise with each other.

No previous experience is necessary! These workshops are all about giving it a go and putting a smile on your face!

The work created on this course will be part of our ‘Box of Smile’ initiative, demonstrating that engaging in the arts can empower our minds.

Turn creative words of expression into a smile

Participant Artworks, Box of Smiles

Please note:

  • If you would like to find out more about these workshops please contact Emily via email at or via telephone on 020 3633 5401.
  • Materials will be provided.