Your guide to the arts, music and more in County Wicklow this week
HEAR THEIR VOICE AT NEW BRAY SHOW
‘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.