Poetry, Punch & Judy in a Care Home

The children sat in front, legs crossed, looking up. You want to be a bit scared, then brought back into the real world again. He had a trail of children following him,  just like the Pied Piper, all bewitched. This week I was working in a Herefordshire care home with a large group of elderly people, many of whom are living with dementia.  I work … Continue reading Poetry, Punch & Judy in a Care Home

Poetry and Dementia – on film

For three years I worked as a freelance poet for In The Pink, a poetry and dementia project managed by Courtyard Arts in Hereford.  As the project reached the end of its funding cycle they made this little film, which focuses particularly on the work I was doing in one of Herefordshire’s care homes.  I like the film because it demonstrates the joy and engagement of … Continue reading Poetry and Dementia – on film