W.E.M: Where Everyone Matters
Wem Town Hall is proud to be participating in a new project that aims to make cinema accessible for people with dementia.
At Dementia Friendly movie matinees we hope that you enjoy a laid back informal way view and experience films. The seats are set out on the flat floor around small tables in a cafe style. The lights are kept on at a low level and we always make sure the sounds levels aren’t too high. We have an interval so everyone can have a chat over an all important cuppa and a biscuit before catching the end of the film. Our specially trained ushers are on hand to assist and help navigate the venue. From March we will be adding in a dementia friendly movie matinee on different day to allow for greater opportunity to take part.
Feedback from partner venues has been very positive; one customer who attended a partner screening commented: “I come home feeling full of happiness and contentment and joy. When you have dementia…you can often feel isolated and you’re frightened of going out in case you forget something or do something wrong. But [at these screenings] you feel relaxed…and I just feel so fortunate that we’ve got this.”
Screenings are limited to 50 places so pre-booking is recommended. Tickets are only £5 per head and include a tea or coffee during the interval. Carers are free. We kindly remind customers that pastoral care is not provided at these screenings. If you would like to book or require more information, please visit www.wemtownhall.co.uk or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. For venue access information, please click here
Community Singing Sessions: Songs From the Movies
Join local musician Adrian Plant for relaxed, fun and interactive singing sessions featuring classic and popular songs from throughout the 20th century! All music provided and no previous singing experience required.
Adults £5, Carers Free (not available online)
Tickets include refreshment. Workshops are usually held on the third Monday of the month
Every Wednesday 10am – 12noon
From April onwards join us on a Wednesday morning 10am-12noon at our talking table in the cafe. We want to get Wem talking and more importantly talking to each other. Be it for a quick 10 minute cuppa or a proper hourly conversation, come along to meet new people and make new friends. A brief interaction with another person is guaranteed to brighten your day, help brighten up someone else’s!
This project is funded by:
Refreshments kindly donated by: