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‘Art Activitea’ and ‘Brushstrokes’ Art Display

The Higgins Bedford is hosting a display of artworks, created by people living with dementia, those recovering from strokes, and their carers.

Two local groups have been meeting weekly at The Higgins Bedford and are showcasing their work in this exciting new display.

Art-Activitea’, run by Tibbs Dementia Foundation offers a variety of creative activities, alongside support, good company and refreshments.

Brushstrokes’, a group supported by The Stroke Association and the NHS, has encouraged participants to use painting and drawing to aid recovery from strokes and has highlighted the importance of supporting each other and togetherness.

Tom Perrett, Manager for Libraries and Culture, said:

“This display is really special, bringing to life through artwork the experiences of people living with dementia, recovering from strokes, and their carers.

“The artworks on display range from watercolours of local scenes to 3D and multi-media work. Each piece presents the unique individuality of the artist and their experiences with dementia or of stroke recovery.”

This display runs from the 1st April until 30th September and is free to visit.