An exhibition of visual art and poetry created by people living with dementia, including their carers, in the Kendal and Penrith areas. The work has been made in the course of weekly groups that are part of the Wordsworth Trust’s community outreach programme, run by Harriet Fraser and Susan Allen, in association with the Alzheimers Society,  ArtSense, Independent Artist Alex Jacob-Whitworth and Lakeland Arts Trust.
The Wordsworth Trust has been working in partnership with Alzheimers Society facilitating two groups for people living with dementia, one in Kendal and one in Penrith.

Work from the participants has been brought together for this exhibition in the community gallery space at The Wordsworth Museum which will be on show during Dementia Awareness Week, (May 16 – June 2).

The exhibition shows a selection of the work that has been produced during the course of the last few months, and will include felted pieces, collographs, monoprints, etchings and other artforms. The Penrith group has made pieces that can be displayed in a movable kitchen cabinet which will be touring Cumbria.

During the exhibition there will be an invitation for visitors to contribute their own creative work and thoughts to a cabinet for personal treasures.  

Harriet Fraser said, 'Susan and I feel very fortunate to have become involved with these groups and to offer poetry and the spoken word as part of a creative session, in a very friendly setting. It has been incredibly rewarding – for us all. It has shown how powerful poetry and art can be and the positive impact on people’s wellbeing is often very moving.'