This event will showcase the premiere of ‘Next of Kin’ followed by a discussion about dementia, D/deaf communication, disabilities and healthcare.
‘Next of Kin’ is a play that is based on anthropological research on the dementia care experiences of minority groups (in relation to ethnicity, sexuality and disability) and the impact of microaggressions on people’s lives.
In this free event, participants will have a chance to learn more about the research, watch the performance and take part in a discussion on dementia and health inequalities. The discussion will be interactive and participants will be able to share their own experiences and ask questions to the researchers, the performance director and the actors involved.
The event aims to change the way people view dementia and gain a deeper understanding of the way societal stigma and discrimination impacts on quality of life as well as how the arts can disrupt health inequalities.
This event will be of interest to professionals working in the field of dementia and health inequalities, people living with dementia and their families, as well people interested in theatre, arts and social justice.
Date: 12th November
Time: 11am - 12.30pm
This event will be captioned and BSL interpreted.
Dr Sofia Vougioukalou, Research Fellow, Y Lab, Cardiff University
Sara McKay, Dementia Friendly Communities Coordinator (Under-Represented Groups) Wales, Alzheimer's Society Cymru
Juls Benson, Director, Reality Theatre
Jonny Cotsen, Actor and access consultant
Steve Landsdown, Actor
Kiri Evans, Actor
Claire Anderson, BSL interpreter
Maggie Hampton, Former Director of Disability Arts Cymru, D/deaf activist and carer
The Dementia and Diversity project is funded by the Higher Education Funding Council for Wales and delivered in partnership with the Alzheimer’s Society Cymru and Diverse Cymru. The performace is produced by Reality Theatre.