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Home > News > Dementia Friendly Film Screenings come to Hadleigh

Dementia Friendly Film Screenings come to Hadleigh

Posted by on 25 August 2016 | Comments

Dementia-friendly screenings of two Oscar-winning films are coming to Hadleigh Pool and Leisure this autumn – with more venues to follow across the county in this unique film programme.

These screenings of March of the Penguins and Breakfast at Tiffany’s are open to everyone and supported by the Hadleigh Dementia Action Alliance. Screenings will take place in a relaxed atmosphere that welcomes all audiences with dementia and their families, friends and carers.

Carers must accompany those who need assistance.

Two films will be showing this autumn:

  • Wednesday 13 September: March of the Penguins – Morgan Freeman narrates this wonderful wildlife documentary
  • Wednesday 11 October: Breakfast at Tiffany’s – the classic 60s movie starring Audrey Hepburn

Screenings on both dates start at 1.30pm at Hadleigh Pool and Leisure Community Hall, Stonehouse Road, Hadleigh, Ipswich, Suffolk IP7 5BH.

Tickets are free but call or email to reserve your place on: 01473 823470 or by emailing Lisa Dagnall.

The screenings are funded by Suffolk Community Foundation through Suffolk Cinema Network and supported by Hadleigh Dementia Action Alliance and Babergh District Council.

Cllr Jan Osborne, Babergh District Council’s Portfolio Holder for Community Capacity Building and Engagement, said: “Providing the opportunity to go and watch a film, an activity that is part of a normal week for so many of us, can help those living with dementia enjoy an experience that can sometimes be very difficult for them and their families. This is just the latest piece of incredible work from the Hadleigh Dementia Action Alliance and I hope others throughout Babergh will be inspired to follow their example.”

Tracey Loynds, of Hadleigh Dementia Action Alliance, says, “We are delighted to be hosting these two wonderful films and welcome everyone to join us in a wonderfully relaxed environment, I am particularly looking forward to my choc ice.”

More relaxed/dementia-friendly film screenings are taking place in other areas of the county this autumn, with a film screening at The Quay in Sudbury (29th September at 2.30pm) plus more venues to come. Please check the website: Suffolk cinema for event listings and further details.