Building on the success of the original Suitcase Stories project established with Museums Worcestershire the 10 weeks project will enable adults living with dementia and their carers to relive memories from the 40s, 50s, 60s and 70’s using the art of music and reminiscence. These sessions will be in community libraries and local artists Orchestra of the Swan and Warwickshire Reminiscence Action Project will be among the people getting involved.
The participants each time will hold, touch, smell and feel the handling objects such as carbolic soap and old pictures from the Royal family from WRAP’s collections to inspire songs for the musicians to perform. Participants will be encouraged to listen to and sing along to the songs. By bringing together museum objects for reminiscence, and the arts for creative expression, Arts Uplift CIC is aiming to improve the health and wellbeing of Warwickshire residents living with dementia and their carers or family members.