fascinating projects

there is some amazing work being done out there and we are using this page to profile some of the most interesting to us.
do let us know if you come across other work we should profile.


Dementia Services Development

A growing issue amongst the baby boomers is that we are now acting as carers for our ageing parents, aunts, uncles and grandparents.  Trying to put in place tools and tactics to mitigate some of the issues around ageing such as memory loss, cognitive impairment and mobility issues requires a constant search for and then adaptation of any relevant tools. Mobile phones designed for dementia only work for a proportion of the time and then not at all. Maybe they can no longer recognise a key pad or can structure their thoughts to ‘swipe’ a smart screen.

There are resources out there to help and support the carers, Stirling University in Scotland have a Dementia Services Development Centre, fed by Phd Students research and evidenced based design work.

Have a look at their Virtual Care Home,see if there is anything you can use to make your elder persons life less stressful.

Virtual Care Home - Bedroom doors image

Bedroom Door

confab – art as conversation

rachel jury| confab

Our ethos is that all arts practice is a conversation: a conversation between the creator of the work and the consumers; between the themes of the work; between the mediums used to express the artistic vision; between the practitioners delivering the vision; and between the multiple layers of relationships, emotions, ideologies and principles with which the vision is perceived and experienced.

Art asks questions at every step of the process, engaging all participants in a continuous dialogue with those questions both as practitioners and consumers. As with a conversation, so conFAB’s work is a fluid, shifting, proactive, responsive, eclectic and open ended dialogue.


broth, kin and care – donna rutherford

donna rutherford

I have been creating theatre and video work since 1990 crossing the roles of writer, performer, video maker and director. Starting from a Live Art background I have developed solo and collaborative projects in the UK and abroad with a wide range of artists, musicians and also community-based participants. The work stems from personal storytelling while combining psychology, social history and the distortion of personal memory.The work manages to make difficult subjects such as displacement, family relations, ageing, and miscommunication in relationships accessible to wide audiences while developing innovative forms of personal storytelling.


lisa le grove

an amazing vocalist based in scotland