Memories F.C. Free Public Conference
Posted 22 October, 2012
29 & 30 November 2012, Hampden Park, Glasgow – a celebration
The Scottish Football Reminiscence Partnership Public Conference is an event to share the findings and celebrate the success of the Arts and Humanities Research Council & Scottish Funding Council funded Knowledge Exchange Project. This project has demonstrated the potential of football focussed reminiscence, creatively exploring how a fusion between cultural heritage, scientific insights, design and performing arts can benefit and improve the lives of people with dementia and their family carers.
Day 1 (29 November) will be of particular interest to practitioners from Health or Social Care who work with people with dementia, informal or paid carers and researchers or educators with an interest in dementia care and reminiscence work.
Day 2 (30 November) will be of particular interest for people with memory problems or dementia, their family or paid carers and members of the public who have an interest in football based reminiscence
The two day event will include talks from Mr Henry Simmons , CEO of Alzheimer Scotland; Professor John Starr, from the Scottish Dementia Clinical Research Network – SDCRN; Professor Debbie Tolson, Professor of Gerontological Nursing at Glasgow Caledonian University & Professor Hugh O’Donnell, Glasgow School for Business & Society, Glasgow Caledonian University, along with various other activities, such as the premier of “I left my heart” a dramatic piece based on our findings by playwright and broadcaster Padraig Coyle, a knowledge exchange cafe, an interactive prototype digital ‘Memory Cube’ deigned by collaborators at Northumbria University, a tour of the Scottish Football Hall of Fame and much, much more.
In addition we expect a representative from the Scottish Government, to attend on Day 1, to formally open Alzheimer’s Scotland Reminiscence Hub at Hampden Park.
To register for Day 1 of this event, please go to memoriesfc3.eventbrite.com
To register for Day 2 of this event, please go to www.facebook.com/memoriesfc
We hope that you will be able to attend and look forward to sending you the detailed programme as soon as you have registered.
For all further event enquires, please contact Andy Lowndes on 0141 331 3103 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Memories FC is a partnership between Glasgow Caledonian University, Alzheimer Scotland, The Scottish Football Museum, European Former Players Association and the University of the West of Scotland & St Louis University, USA