Chapter – Dementia Day – film, music, art workshops, information and more!


Pop in from 9am to 8pm for  information and advice for people with Dementia, families, carers and anyone wanting to find out more.


The Memoria Project

11:00am-11:45am, Cinema 2

All are welcome to hear stories of strength and courage performed by people living with dementia and family members, followed by a Q&A with the group.  Presented with Re-Live

(57 seats, 2 wheelchair spaces, ground floor). Free


A Walk Through Dementia, Virtual Reality Experience

Drop-in 1:30pm-7:00pm, 1st Space

Researchers from Cardiff University use a unique app developed by Alzheimer’s Research UK, designed to put you in the shoes of someone living with dementia. Presented in virtual reality, you will look at everyday life through a new lens. Presented with Cardiff University

(ground floor space). Open to all, free


Academic Talks

1:30pm-7:00pm, 1st Space

Academics from across the disciplines of neuroscience, social science, biomedicine, humanities and philosophy share their research on understanding dementia and the mind. Presented with Cardiff University (ground floor space). Open to all, free.

Performance & Workshop

10:30am-1:30pm, 1st Space

Everyman Theatre Company will perform script-in-hand excerpts from their play, which takes an unusual look at older people dealing with life’s challenges. This will be followed by a discussion and workshop. (ground floor space). Open to all, free.


Art Workshops

11:00am-12:30pm, The Pottery

1:00pm-2:30pm, The Pottery

Work with artist and academic Dr Catherine Lamont-Robinson to discover how engagement with materials can make a positive impact on people with dementia. Presented with Cardiff University

(ground floor space). Open to all, free.


Hand i Pocket Funshop

Drop-in Workshop, Dutch Table


Hand i Pockets are playful sensory textile pockets, created to amuse, comfort and engage people with advanced dementia. Come and create your own, either for a specific friend or family member, or to be donated to somebody with dementia.

This project is run by the CARIAD Research Centre and is a collaboration between Prof. Cathy Treadaway at Cardiff Metropolitan University and Dr Gail Kenning at University of Technology, Sydney. (ground floor space in Chapter Caffi/Bar). Open to all, free


Dementia Friends Training

Free Information Sessions

9:30am, 12:00pm, 3:00pm

During these friendly and interactive sessions, you will increase your understanding of dementia and think about the small things you can do to make a difference to people affected by dementia in your community. Presented with Alzheimer’s Society(ground floor space). Open to all.


Dementia Friendly Screenings

Tinted Lens: A Festival of the Mind, Memory & Aging


  • Their Finest (12A)

10:30am, Cinema 1

In Wartime Britain, Catrin Cole lands herself a job screenwriting and finds that making a film that will warm the hearts of the nation involves as much drama behind the camera as there is onscreen.

(188 seats, 3 wheelchair spaces, access via steps or chair lift)


  • Calamity Jane: Singalong (U),  Cinema 1

In this classic musical comedy, Jane (Doris Day) spends her days cussing out Wild Bill Hancock, but her life as a Wild West hero is threatened when a friend threatens to make her into a ‘lady’. This dementia friendly screening includes a vocal warm up and lyrics on screen to help you sing along – fancy dress is encouraged!

(188 seats, 3 wheelchair spaces, access via steps or chair lift)

Forget Me Not: The Documentary

Plus Live Performances from the Forget Me Not Chorus and Only Men Aloud

5:30pm, Cinema Foyer, 6:00pm, Cinema 1

Join us for the premiere of this uplifting short film about the work of the Forget Me Not Chorus, who offer weekly singing sessions to help combat the loneliness and isolation of living with dementia.

The Forget Me Nots will be performing live in the Cinema Foyer prior to the event and will be joined by award winning Welsh choir, Only Men Aloud, who recently chose the Alzheimer’s Society as their charity of the year.

(188 seats, 3 wheelchair spaces, access via steps or chair lift)

Early Silent Comedy Shorts with Live Musical Accompaniment

4pm, Cinema 2

Laurel & Hardy struggle to sell Christmas trees, and Buster Keaton battles to build a house in these early shorts, accompanied by pianist Paul Shallcross.

(57 seats, 2 wheelchair spaces, ground floor)

Mad To Be Normal

Tinted Lens Screening

7:30pm, Cinema 1

In 1965, ‘high priest of anti-psychiatry’ RD Laing established Kingsley Hall as a medication-free community. His methods flew in the face of a medical establishment that considered him a dangerous radical.

+Join us for a Tinted Lens panel discussion with Director Robert Mullan after the film, to explore the mind, perception and consciousness.  Regular cinema ticket prices apply. 

(188 seats, 3 wheelchair spaces, access via steps or chair lift)

There are other dementia friendly screenings all week.  Check out Chapter’s listings here