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Giving a Voice to Dementia

20 January 2020 | School News

Weatherhead’s Theatre Company will perform alongside musicians from the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra in a multimedia production of ‘Hidden Voice’ at the Gladstone Theatre on Wednesday 29th January at 7.30pm.

‘Hidden Voice’ is short film depicting the real life stories and testimonies of people directly affected by dementia, created in partnership between Music in Mind, a charity promoting the use of music for wellbeing, and the Alzheimer’s Society.

Students from Weatherhead, Calday Grange Grammar, the Co-op Academy Bebington, Hilbre High and West Kirby Grammar, will perform their creative responses to this film through dance, drama and music.

The Weatherhead Theatre Company

Mrs Henderson, Head of Performing Arts at Weatherhead said:

“The 18 students in Years 8, 9 and 10 that form the Weatherhead Theatre Company have all shown incredible sensitivity, knowledge and understanding of the issues surrounding dementia. Rehearsals have been full of laughs as well as tears. We have benefitted from expert knowledge and first-hand experiences, as well as researching the subject in great detail. We are also incredibly proud of Year 9 student Freya who was inspired to write her own original song which she will perform supported by members of the Weatherhead Theatre Company.”

The evening includes a short film featuring actor and comedian Paul Whitehouse who shares his own personal family story as he talks about the impact his mum’s dementia had on her and those around her.

For more information and to book tickets (£12.50) go to:
https://gladstonetheatre.org.uk/events/hidden-voice-music-in-mind/