Film to be shown at libraries as part of Dementia Awareness Week

Halifax Courier Community Spirit Awards 2015 at Berties, Elland. Arts and Culture Award. From the left, host Clare Frisby, winners from Verd de Gris Sharod Marsden, Jeff Turner, Natalie Speake and sponsor from The New \Hobbit Chris Smith.
Halifax Courier Community Spirit Awards 2015 at Berties, Elland. Arts and Culture Award. From the left, host Clare Frisby, winners from Verd de Gris Sharod Marsden, Jeff Turner, Natalie Speake and sponsor from The New \Hobbit Chris Smith.

To coincide with this year’s Dementia Awareness Week, from May 15–21, Hebden Bridge-based verd de gris will be screening their film Soul Journey at venues across Calderdale.

The film is a unique collaboration between arts company verd de gris, writer Paula Sutherland and photographer/film-maker Geoff Brokate to enable people to see through some of the myths that build up around dementia and get closer to the person affected by the condition.

Over the last 12 months this collaboration has involved spending time in verd de gris‘ weekly creative dementia sessions, filming in the beautiful Pennine

landscape, and working closely with 4 very special individuals, all of whom are living with dementia.

It will be on show at Halifax Central, King Cross, Hebden Bridge and Todmorden Libraries.