Ludlow Assembly Rooms opened its doors in May 1993 in the restored and updated buildings of the former Assembly Rooms, dating from 1840. The opening was the result of five years of tireless campaigning by a group of local people who believed that our rural community deserved its own place of entertainment.
A LIFE MORE ORDINARY
In 2016 we became one of six venues nationally to take part in the ‘A Life More Ordinary’ project, spearheaded by The Dukes Theatre in Lancaster to join with their aim and ethos to:
GIVE PEOPLE LIVING WITH DEMENTIA AND MEMORY LOSS MORE CHOICE, MORE CONTROL AND GREATER ACCESS TO LEISURE AND CULTURAL OPPORTUNITIES
Beginning with our cinema, we were able to offer a relaxed screening environment that enabled both carers and those living with dementia a space to connect with others, feel comfortable and contribute to the programming of our dementia-friendly cinema screenings. Staff at these events have taken part in a dementia awareness session and we are a proud member of the Dementia Action Alliance – dedicating ourselves to take actions to provide and maintain a dementia-friendly organisation and venue for the long-term.
A year on from our first cinema events we are now proud to be able to offer two more activities as part of the A Life More Ordinary programme; ‘Moving to the Rhythm’ and ‘Songs for You’. Delivered by specially trained music and movement experts, these activities again offer a space for reminiscence, socialising and, most importantly, having fun.
If you are interested in learning more about our dementia-friendly activities, please feel free to get in touch.
Ludlow Assembly Rooms, 1 Mill Street, Ludlow, Shropshire SY8 1AZ