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Arts 4 Dementia at the National Poetry Library

Join Arts 4 Dementia and the National Poetry Library for a programme celebrating poetry and creative writing, exploring the most comprehensive collection of poetry in Britain.

The first five workshops will be led by multi award-winning poet, Nick Makoha. Nick’s poems have appeared in The New York Times, Poetry Review, Rialto, Poetry London, Triquarterly Review, Boston Review, Callaloo, and Wasafiri.  He has presented his work at many international events and toured for the British Council in Finland, Czech Republic, the US and the Netherlands.

The last three workshops will be led by Rachel Long. Rachel is a poet and the founder of Octavia – Poetry Collective for Womxn of Colour, which is housed at Southbank Centre. She was shortlisted for Young Poet for Laureate for London in 2014 and awarded a Jerwood/Arvon Foundation mentorship in 2015. Rachel has run poetry workshops for The Poetry School, The Serpentine Galleries and at University of Oxford.  

These sessions will re-energise and inspire individuals, carers, families and friends living with early-stage dementia within the community.

No prior experience necessary. Participants are invited to register for all sessions with a companion. The workshops are completely free of charge for participants and carers.

The workshops will take place on Monday mornings: 10.30 am - 12.30 pm in the National Poetry Library, Level 5, Royal Festival Hall.

Please arrive 15 minutes beforehand.

June 4, 11, 18, 25 | July 2, 16, 23, 30 
Please note there is no session on 9 July.

If you're interested in attending, please contact Arts 4 Dementia: