A new season of dementia-friendly musical matinees opens at Bexhill’s De La Warr Pavilion on Tuesday 6 September with a screening of the 1978 film Grease.
The films are being screened for people with dementia or disabilities through a partnership between the Bexhill Dementia Action Alliance and the De La Warr Pavilion. We at Gaby Hardwicke are delighted to be supporting the initiative through our charity, the Gaby Hardwicke Foundation.
The ethos of the screenings is ‘relaxed’, which means they are geared towards people who may benefit from a less formal environment, such as those living with dementia or disabilities. Auditorium lights will be partially up throughout the screenings, audience members can move around or leave the auditorium whenever they like and staff will maintain a relaxed attitude to noise. There is also a quiet area in the auditorium foyer for anyone who needs a break during screenings.
Tickets for Grease cost £3.50 including refreshments. Admission for carers is free and also includes refreshments. For more information please visit the De La Warr Pavilion website.
After the screening of Grease, Singin’ in the Rain (4 October) and Blue Hawaii (8 November) are the next two films in the Musical Matinee Club series.
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