Spotlight on Red Cafe Community Project

Posted Thursday, August 6th, 2015

Red Cafe Community Project is a youth and community co-op in the Mumbles. They’ve been working with Gwanwyn for a few years now, and this year their Community Grant took them to Swansea’s Quadrant Shopping Centre to raise awareness about dementia.

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As well as dance and music workshops from festival favourites Tan Dance, there were ballroom dancing taster sessions and a performance by the Musical Memories Choir.

Hundreds of shoppers witnessed the event and it was an important opportunity to show people how creativity could be an important part of living well with dementia.

It also strengthened ties between several organisations who work with people with dementia who were able to share information and build important new relationships.

Those taking part also included the Alzheimer’s Society, Age Cymru, YMCA, Community Connections, Swansea Museum, Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Swansea Carers Centre, Gower College, Gwalia and Forget Me Not Clubs.

Red Cafe kindly sent us some photos you can view on our Facebook page.