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The DEEP online festival

05/12/2022 - 09/12/2022

DEEP Festival

21 events throughout the week of 5th -9th of December 2022

The programme of online events – Click on the Eventbrite links to find out more and book .

Please note that some events will have  limited spaces so please do book early.

Day Time  Session
Monday 5th December 10.15 am -11.45 am Launch: What is DEEP?

We’re thrilled that Jane Garvey will be launching our online festival with an informal dive into ‘What is DEEP?’. Jane is a very well-known British radio presenter, co-founder of the weekly podcast series Fortunately, until recently of BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour, and now with Times Radio. Jane, a great supporter of DEEP, is kindly giving her time to us.

She’ll be joined by the ‘The 4 Amigos’ – George, Wendy, Dory and Gail – all of whom have been actively involved in many DEEP projects and groups. Expect laughter, love… and also DEEP insights into the power of belonging.

Please click on the Eventbrite link below to book your place:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/439571097987

Monday 5th December 12.30 pm –1.30 pm The story of DEEP, the UK Network of Dementia Voices

The story of DEEP, the UK Network of Dementia Voices. Stories and reflections from 10 years of DEEP, including people who were there at the beginning.

Please click on the Eventbrite link below to book your place:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/444071358387

Monday 5th December Peer Support in action: What happens in a DEEP group meeting?

In this session you will watch a short film of a recent group meeting of the York Minds and Voices group. It is bound to be both entertaining and informative! The group’s facilitator Damian Murphy and one or two group members will be live to talk about what makes a group work well, and answer any of your questions.

Please click on the Eventbrite link below to book your place:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/444082381357

Monday 5th December 3.30 pm – 4.30 pm DEEPer conversations – Podcast 1

“What happens next?”

In this podcast people with dementia share their thoughts about the future. Many of those taking part already find themselves in a very different place than they were expecting to be when they first had the diagnosis. They discuss the things that have meaning for them, what they value in their lives at this point, and what they want to hold onto in the years ahead.

Please click on the Eventbrite link below to book your place:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/444100445387

Day Time Session
Tuesday 6th December 9.00 am -10.00 am DEEPer conversations – Podcast 2

What gets in the way of the life you want to lead?

Dementia may be life-changing, but does that mean it needs to be life-ending? In this podcast people with dementia discuss the extent to which their dementia is a barrier to their lives. They also explore those things which support them in living their lives and which spark joy. It is in no small measure a celebration of solidarity, community and most of all friendship.

Please click on the Eventbrite link below to book your place:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/444130996767

Tuesday 6th December  11.00 am -12.00 pm How to provide the suppordementia activists need

Kicking off with a short new film about dementia activism in DEEP, this session will explore what support dementia activists need to help them be effective. Philly Hare, co-Director of Innovations in Dementia, will be joined by Tracey Shorthouse and other members of DEEP groups in Kent. We’ll also be drawing on Philly’s book ‘Loud and Clear – exploring two decades of involvement, voice and activism by people with dementia in Scotland’. 

Please click on the Eventbrite link below to book your place:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/444135409967

Tuesday 6th December  1.30 pm – 2.30 pm How we support diversity in our communities

Please click on the Eventbrite link below to book your place:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/444138639627

Tuesday 6th December 3.00 pm – 4.00 pm The story of craftivism

The wonderful Dementia Craftiviststook off during the first lockdown and quickly turned into a very creative network – running online art and craft sessions, both for themselves and for care homes.  This film made by Philly Hare and Gail Gregory looks at what they have achieved, as well as featuring banners, blankets photography and pottery. 

Please click on the Eventbrite link below to book your place:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/444142390847

Day Time Session
Wednesday 7th December 9.00 am -10.00am DEEPer conversations – Podcast 3

“Once you’ve met one person with dementia…”

Once you’ve met one person with dementia, you’ve met one person with dementia…….this might sound like a truism, but it speaks to the very real phenomenon of labelling. Many people with dementia tell us that their ‘label’ of dementia often seems to overshadow their individuality in the eyes of others. This podcast takes a deep dive into this issue, and also explores the implications for a collective voice, and the utility of personal experience to others with dementia.

Please click on the Eventbrite link below to book your place:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/444152761867

Wednesday 7th December 11.00am -12.00 pm Reflections from the COVID-19 pandemic

Experiences in the DEEP network during Covid-19 and hopes for the future

Please click on the Eventbrite link below to book your place:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/444154436877

Wednesday 7th December 12.00 pm -1.00pm How to facilitate a DEEP group

Drawing on our brand new co-produced guide, Rachel Niblock (the DEEP Coordinator) will meet with a number of DEEP group facilitators to explore the secrets to doing this role well.  It’s live so you can ask any questions and join in the discussion. 

Please click on the Eventbrite link below to book your place:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/444155981497

Wednesday 7th December 2.00 pm – 3.00 pm Dementia Enquirers: people with dementia in the driving seat of research. Describing a 4 year programme where 24 DEEP groups led their own research projects. Come along and hear from some of these researchers.

Please click on the Eventbrite link below to book your place:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/444157646477

Wednesday 7th December  3.00 pm – 4.00 pm The reality of the lived experience

View some of the beautiful DEEP Moments films, and hear the filmmakers and people with dementia talk about the film making process.

Please click on the Eventbrite link below to book your place:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/444159502027

Day Time Session
Thursday 8th December  9.00 am -10.00 am DEEPer conversations – Podcast 4

The ‘plusses’ that come with dementia

Dementia is frequently described in terms of loss – loss of memory, loss of skills, of independence, loss of status, loss of ‘self’. It’s a bleak picture. But is that the only story? In this podcast there’s a moving discussion about some of the ‘plusses’ that come with having dementia? We’re not talking about ‘living well with dementia” here, we’re talking about real positives that come along with the challenges.

Please click on the Eventbrite link below to book your place:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/444167245187

Thursday 8th December 10.30 am-11.30 am People with dementia as the experts

More and more people with dementia are sharing their personal tips, hacks, coping strategies through books, website, blogs and films. Philly Hare and a small panel of experts by experience (Wendy, Gerry, Chris and Allison) will show a short film and guide us to various resources, including Tip-ShareKnowledge is PowerThe Living with Dementia Toolkit and Wendy Mitchell’s bookWhat I Wish People Knew About Dementia.

Please click on the Eventbrite link below to book your place:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/444184516847

Thursday 8th December 12.00 pm -1.00 pm DEEP voices and human rights

Can a greater focus on human rights make life better for people with dementia? Lorraine Dunn and Philly Hare will co-facilitate a discussion with an expert panel, which will include Howard Gordon, Nigel Hullah, Prof Tom Shakespeare, Neil Crowther and Toby Williamson. 

Please click on the Eventbrite link below to book your place:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/444171086677

Thursday 8th December 2.00 pm – 3.00 pm Poetry – Tree of Life.

Learn about ways in which people with dementia have been creating poetry together. Have a go, with support from poetry teacher Liz Jennings

Please click on the Eventbrite link below to book your place:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/444180655297

Day Time Session
Friday 9th December  9.00 am -10.00 am DEEPer conversations – Podcast 5

Please click on the Eventbrite link below to book your place:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/444258106957

Friday 9th December 10-30 am -11.30 am Live crafting session

Craftivists Frances Isaacs and Gail Gregory will lead us through a practical crafty sessionOpen to absolutely everyone, expect fun, mess and loads of laughs! You’ll receive an email of the things you will need to take part in the session ahead of time.

Please click on the Eventbrite link below to book your place:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/444259310557

Friday 9th December 12.00 pm -1.00 pm Celebrating the 10th anniversary

Throughout 2022 DEEP groups have put on loads of events in their own localities to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the DEEP Network. Join us live to see the fab new films made by Sam Davies at Summit Studios, and to discuss the values which underpin all the groups making up DEEP. The session will be facilitated by Rachel Niblock (DEEP Coordinator)

Please click on the Eventbrite link below to book your place:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/444256040777

Friday 9th December 2.00 pm – 3.00 pm Celebrating DEEP and thinking about the future.

To round off the week we are in party mode. Join us for a special hour as we mark DEEP’s 10 year anniversary with cake, films and music. Here about our ideas for the future. We will show you a 5 minute film, ceremoniously cut our birthday cake, and host the world premiere of the DEEP Symphony! This one is NOT to be missed! Rachael Litherland, Steve Milton, Paul Hitchmough, and Chris Norris will all be there live to help us celebrate, and mark the end of our online festival, with friendship, laughter and music. 

Please click on the Eventbrite link below to book your place:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/444260112957

 

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