Cultural charity Nubian GLU and Showpatrol.TV are working together to bring an authentic 1960s ‘Reminiscence Room’ to Shepherd’s Bush, to help with triggering memories for Windrush era dementia sufferers, and to create a chilled out space for the community to relax
For people with memory loss, or dementia, travelling “back in time” to the good old days – to situations that they once knew well, helps to trigger memories that can bring comfort, or even open up communication avenues between the generations. Creating a physical space where those memories can be explored safely is the thinking behind the Reminiscence Room project, being launched in June 2019 by cultural charity Nubian GLU, headed by Michelle Brooks of ShowPatrol.TV.
The project coincides with the new Windrush Day celebration marking the economic, social and cultural contribution of Caribbean-born migrants to the UK during the “Windrush era” of the 1950s-60s.
The room will be decorated like an authentic 1960 living room with colours and artefacts from that era.
Events in the space will include storytelling, poetry, screenings and workshops for the
How you can take part:
Host a Workshop – Do you do facials, wrap hair or mix music? Come and host a workshop onsite to share your skills in the living room setting to a group of all ages.
Donate Online We have a Spacehive crowdfunding page and with enough support the Borough will get involved and add to the page. Donate if you can to make it happen.
Come along to our Information Day and Fundraiser to find out more by booking via the Eventbrite here