Your guide to the arts, mu­sic and more in County Wick­low this week


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‘HEAR OUR VOICE’, an ex­hi­bi­tion by peo­ple with de­men­tia, will open in Bray later this month.

The ex­hi­bi­tion ex­plores what peo­ple with de­men­tia and their car­ers need in or­der to live a more ful­fill­ing life in the county of Wick­low. While those with de­men­tia are en­ti­tled to the same from life and their com­mu­nity as ev­ery­one else, neg­a­tive per­cep­tions and mis­un­der­stand­ings of de­men­tia can act as a bar­rier to them hav­ing a voice. They can also deny them the op­por­tu­nity to use their ex­per­tise and sto­ries to de­velop sup­port ser­vices, wider com­mu­nity pol­icy and prac­tices in the ar­eas they live.

The Wick­low De­men­tia Sup­port, ‘Our Voice’ project, funded by the Com­mu­nity Foun­da­tion of Ire­land, uses the cre­ative arts to sup­port peo­ple with de­men­tia and fam­ily car­ers and al­low them to have their say about what is im­por­tant to them and what can help them to con­tinue to do the things they en­joy.

This ex­hi­bi­tion, cu­rated by Jade But­ler, looks be­yond the con­di­tion, high­light­ing the strengths of peo­ple with de­men­tia through art­works.

‘Hear Our Voice’ will be on dis­play at the Cor­ner­stone at the Well on Main Street in Bray (op­po­site the Royal Ho­tel) on Fri­day, April 27, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. and Satur­day, April 28, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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