Immersive theatre, the senses and dementia... a post about my encounter with Spare Tyre theatre company.

I've been a bad blogger over on my WordPress site, but I'm endeavouring to reverse the trend and thought I'd start with a wonderful talk, performance and workshop I attended in London at the beginning of March. After I wrote it I thought I'd also share it here!

Dementia is something of a 'hot topic' at the moment and in the absence of a cure, many people are looking to the arts for ways in which we can enrich the lives of people living with the disease to improve their day to day lives.

It's one area that I think that immersive theatres can help with: the senses offer a mode of non-verbal communication and can offer different entry points for people, depending on what smells, tastes, textures, sounds and objects they might like.

It was with these thoughts in mind that I set off to London to find out about Spare Tyre's recent work, The Garden, which confirmed much of my thinking in this area. Wales has some fantastic people who are already working through the senses and this is something I think worthy of further exploration. 

You can read my full story via the link below:

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