We were delighted to be part of the Plymouth International Dementia Conference 2018 last week. The PIDC is an inspirational, innovative and unique conference that draws on arts and social science to offer a global perspective on the latest projects helping and empowering people with dementia.

Contributing creatively to the success of conferences like the PIDC is very exciting for us, and very much in keeping with Vamos Theatre’s ethos. We performed Walkabout throughout the conference, and were also able to connect with many people living with dementia and their supporters.

Hazel Ratcliffe, Vamos Theatre's Strategic Touring Manager said of the day, “'it was wonderful to be a part of this inspiring conference.The variety of presenters and large attendance of young people from the medical college was particularly encouraging, because after Joy you need Youth!  To top it all Sharing Joy will now be performing not only at the Plymouth Guildhall in June, but also at a care home in the city, Merafield View.”

A big thank you to Ian Sheriff (Academic Partnership Lead for Dementia at the School of Medicine and Dentistry) for booking us; to Leon Thompson; and to the fabulous caretakers.