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23 September 2015

Creating a time capsule for MemoryScapes

Here I am building a micro controller circuit (under the supervision of KWMC's tech manager Barry) for our MemoryScapes clock (or Time Capsule). When you open the face, music/memories/messages of your choice can play, and you can store memorabilia inside. Developed through workshops with older people, MemoryScapes is aimed to support people with dementia to reconnect with the past in a full sensory way.
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14 April 2015

Do you want your own bespoke Memory Chest or reminiscence workshop?

After MemoryScapes success over the past few months, KWMC has decided to create bespoke memory chests and reminiscence workshops for local community groups. So, if you work for an organisation that supports people with dementia, or you know a group of older people or young people who might be interested in exploring the history of Bristol through a sensory reminiscence experience, please get in touch with me. lucinda.thelwell@kwmc.org.uk, 01179030444
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9 March 2015

Bristol community Links South 1950's week

Service users and Staff at Bristol Community Links South took a step back in time and went back to the 1950's... The week was spent making cakes from 1950's recipes,Had a vist to the M shed and from a 1950's PC Jeff Cullen, Service users enjoyed some 1950's quizes and 1950's bingo and to end our 1950's week we had Rocking Jerry He got the place rocking and jiveing
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26 January 2015

MemoryScapes interactive installation is now on show at Knowle West Childrens Centre

The MemoryScapes Chest is now at Knowle West Children's Centre all week for everyone to come and view. Pop down at lunch time or when you pick your kids up and someone from KWMC will be there to show you how it works, but it is open to the public throughout The centre's regular opening times too. There's space to record your own memories of South Bristol, explore the memories of other residents or just to sit down and watch old films in the original Filwood Broadway cinema seats.
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