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A Civic Welcome for Matinée Derbyshire

Posted: Thu, 01 Feb 2018 11:03 by Jo Mitchell

A Civic Welcome for Matinée Derbyshire

Matinée Derbyshire's series of films in Dronfield kicked off yesterday, 31 January with a welcome to the Civic Hall from the Town Mayor, Cllr. Philip Wright.

Matinée provides film screenings for people living in the community who have memory challenges plus their friends, family and carers. The aim is to create a sociable and friendly atmosphere and hope that visitors will enjoy the films provided - which everyone certainly did yesterday!

The next films will be 'Victoria and Abdul' on 28 March and 'Funny Face' on 27 June. The doors will open at 1pm and on arrival visitors will be warmly welcomed and offered some refreshments. The films will then start at 1.30pm and about half way through the film there will be an interval.

During the interval more refreshments will be on offer as well as fun reminiscence materials or activities, or even singing! The rest of the film will then follow and finish at 4pm. The cost for the filming screening, including refreshments is £4.00 and patrons with dementia may bring one carer, family member or friend for free.

Matinée Screenings are organised by Frances Watt, with the support of staff from partner organisations including the Paul Hamlyn Foundation, Derbyshire County Council, Public Health, the Alzheimer's Society, Making Space and a team of dedicated volunteers.

If you have a favourite film that you would like to see please let Matinée Derbyshire know by emailing admin@matineederbyshire.org.uk or to book tickets please call 07449 732322 or email booking@matineederbyshire.org.uk.

Please note: Matinée does not provide any personal care or supervision, and the events are not held in secure spaces.

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