House of Memories in the Midlands

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A lady in a pink dress and a gentleman in a blue jumper slow dancing Pictured: Collective Encounters' Marc Phillips and Aisling Leyne. Image © Mark McNulty. This time last year, the House of Memories dementia awareness programme went on the road to Sunderland, Bury and Salford, and it was fantastic to be able to share this innovative approach with fellow museums and galleries. It’s really interesting to see how the programme translates to other cities and local collections and you can read more about this in our evaluation Next month we will be heading out again, this time to Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, Leicester Guildhall and Wollaton Hall in Nottingham. If you work in the health or social care sector in the Midlands, this is a unique opportunity to see the programme in your area, as the majority of our training takes place here at the Museum of Liverpool. The people of Nottingham have been quick off the mark and training days at  Wollaton Hall are completely booked up. We do still have some places for Birmingham and Leicester and would encourage you to book as soon as possible. This will also be the first chance outside of Liverpool to see our work with Collective Encounters, an arts organisation that specialises in theatre for social change. The response to the programme has been phenomenal and many people have been visibly moved by the piece of theatre that is at the heart of the training. House of Memories will be at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery on 11 and 12 March, and at Leicester Guildhall on 18 and 19 March. The training is for one full day and is free to attend. To book please call 0151 478 4240 or email