Dumfries & Galloway

Telling Older People’s Stories

Telling Older People’s Stories is an Autumn Voices project taking place across Dumfries & Galloway from summer 2022 to spring 2023.

We are working in partnership with Alzheimer’s ScotlandAnnan Day CentreEskdalemuir Expressive Arts, and A’ the Airts, Sanquhar.

We’re offering workshops and other sessions led by a variety of artists, all with experience of working with older people.

Annan Day Centre

At Annan Day Centre, poet Stuart Paterson ran 5 sessions for the centre’s users in June and July 2022.

Eskdalemuir Community Hub

With Eskdalemuir Expressive Arts we’ve programmed these four Saturday sessions at Eskdalemuir Community Hub:

  • Bookmaking with Hugh Bryden, Roncadora Press – 16 July – Details
  • Mastering The Art of Camera Phone Photography with Nicola Stead – 3 September – Details
  • Walking & Writing with Sukhema (aka Larry Butler) – 24 September
  • Memory Doors: a poetry workshop with Hugh McMillan – 8 October

Stranraer & Wigtownshire Dementia Resource Centre

With Alzheimer’s Scotland we’re planning sessions at the Stranraer & Wigtownshire Dementia Resource Centre in spring 2023.

A’ the Airts Community Art Centre

With A’ the Airts Community Art Centre in Sanquhar, we’re planning sessions for autumn 2022.

Autumn Voices is grateful to Dumfries & Galloway Third Sector Interface Mental Health & Wellbeing Fund for financial support.

July 2022