Today [Wednesday 5 December] Norwich-based arts organisation launch a special tour of care settings in Norfolk that support people living with dementia.
Thanks to £15,000 funding from Arts Council England and vital support from Norwich Arts Centre and Norfolk County Council, Eyebrow Arts will take their interactive arts performance, ‘An Invitation’ (see note 1), to over 20 care homes, day centres and dementia support groups throughout the county.
The tour kicks off at Woodland Care Home in Hethersett. It will then travel to places including Wymondham, New Costessey, Dereham and Gorleston over the next five months, bringing joy, support and inspiration to hundreds of carers and cared for.
Through music, movement, making and magic, Eyebrow Arts will invite their audiences to enjoy being creative together, as the performance responds to each participant’s abilities, interests and imaginations.
Eyebrow Artist, Sorrel Muggridge, explains: “Having a chance to be creative and have fun is vitally important for our bodies and our minds. It’s wonderful to be able to bring this opportunity to people who don’t usually get a chance to go out to enjoy artistic experiences together.
“We are excited to be reaching such a wide variety of settings, and bringing something exciting, fresh and new to inspire the staff and the people they care for.”
Eyebrow Arts is run by professional artists Sorrel Muggridge and Dot Howard. Trained in performance and visual arts, the inspirational pair devise and deliver creative activities for adults with learning disabilities, older people and people living with dementia.
There are plans to continue to tour ‘An Invitation’ beyond April 2019. Please contact Sorrel and Dot at [email protected] if you would be interested in booking the performance for a care setting in Norfolk which supports people living with dementia.