One of our lovely class members is Professor Lisa Shaw of the University of Liverpool. She is involved in putting on the Cinema, Memory and Wellbeing Festival 2019 at The Plaza Cinema in Liverpool on Thursday 17th October from 1pm – 4:30pm.
The festival is a culmination of 5 years of research led by Professor Lisa Shaw in tandem with Professor Julia Hallam, into the power of film to trigger memories and assist in enhancing emotional wellbeing through shared experiences and group reminiscence.
The festival will be an afternoon of celebrations centred on the Brazilian film star Carmen Miranda. The event is aimed at older people, especially those living with a dementia diagnosis, and those involved in their care. Participants will be invited to view the art work produced in the two creative workshops and to have their photographs taken with ‘aunt sallies’ of Carmen Miranda or Charlie Chaplin, to the sound of the music from the 1940’s and 50’s, including Latin American rhythms. This will be followed by a screening of the Hollywood musical That Night in Rio (1941) which starred Carmen Miranda in her first English-speaking part.
Tickets for this event are available from the Plaza Cinema priced at £4 each and free for carers.
The Plaza Community Cinema is at 13 Crosby Road North, Liverpool, L22 0LD and can be contacted on 0151 474 4076.
Please see the some further details on their website at ; https://plazacinema.org.uk/blog/16210/cinema-memory-wellbeing-festival-2019