Hackney festival celebrates people living with dementia
- Credit: Hackney council
Hackney's annual Dementia Festival has now begun after it was put on hold last year, due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The week-long celebration honours contributions made by people living with dementia.
The event will host free online activities for Dementia Action Week from May 17-23 and will return in September for in-person events.
Cllr Yvonne Maxwell, mayoral advisor for older people and dementia champion, said: “After having to cancel last year’s Dementia Festival due to the pandemic, we’re delighted to see it back again at a time when we need it most."
This week, events include an online Caribbean tea party hosted by the Hackney Caribbean Elderly Organisation and a virtual Jerusalema Dance workshop from Outward and Memories Workshop led by Hackney Libraries.
St Joseph's Hospice will also offer daily online workshops throughout the week with a Secret Garden Tea Party set to take place on May 22 in Haggerston.
Find out more at lovehackney.uk/dementia-festival