We are committed to creating quality artistic experiences that challenge and question accepted perceptions of difference, communication and the dementias.
The work of Living Words in care settings and the community is the inspiration for our wider programme of publications, films, performance, literature events and festivals.
We aim to share the inside world of people whose voices are not usually heard, so that together we can all learn to see each other person, not labels or diagnoses that might be put on us.
We aim to challenge perceptions of dementia, increase understanding and awareness and promote integration. In our works the words of people living with a dementia take centre stage.
We are simultaneously committed to our artists are able to reflect on their own experiences and practices and create work in this way.
We are also interested in how other artists express and represent our work, to further the dissemination of both good practice and enable the voices of individuals to be heard by more people.
We have had a tremendous amount of output 2020 - 2023, and are currently updating this site. On Jan 3rd 2023, you can see our BBC Ideas film 'Overcoming self-harm' by clicking here.
Our proud partnerships include:
- BBC ideas
- NHS Kent and Medway Self-harm and suicide prevention partnership
- South Bank Centre
- Kent libraries
- East Side Institute
- Created Out of Mind, at Wellcome
- Westminster Arts
- Folkestone Fringe
- Sick of the Fringe
Some of the places our work has been presented:
- BBC Radio 3
- Royal Academy of Music
- Central St Martins
- British Library
- Quarterhouse, Folkestone
- Stratford Literary Festival
- Tabernacle, London
- Free Word Centre
- Westminister Arts – various venues across Westminster
- EU Commission
- Cockpit Theatre