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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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21 April 2015

Historical discovery of the day!

Today a man dropped off some paperwork he thought I might like for MemoryScapes. After buying a box of books at a car boot sale, this local resident found these papers- details of the students from Merrywood Secondary School from 1906. Amazing! Even more amazing to see that the father's occupation was recorded right alongside the details of the student's progress!
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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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11 March 2015

A Trip down Memory Lane

All enjoyed the chance to see the Memoryscapes exhibition and share stories past and present over afternoon tea.
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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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3 March 2015

MemoryScapes Tea Party, this Thursday at KWMC 5pm - 7.30pm

We are now setting up for the MemoryScapes tea party and exhibition at KWMC. The event is free and open to everyone and we will also be providing complimentary afternoon tea. Hope to see you there!
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18 February 2015

The MemoryScapes Chest is now at KWMC!

The reminiscence chest has reached it's final stop on the tour: Knowle West Media Centre. It will be here for a couple of weeks, ready for the tea party event on the 5th March. Be sure to pop down and see it now if you aren't around for the event.
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10 February 2015

MemoryScapes is now at St Barnabas Church!

The memory chest has made its way to the final destination in the community (this time around!). It will be at St Barnabas church until next Monday, so be sure to visit it after the church service on Sunday at 11am.
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10 February 2015

MemoryScapes Tea Party

On March 5th between 5pm and 7.30pm Knowle West Media Centre will be hosting a free community tea party to celebrate the memories of South Bristol. Come along and indulge in the free afternoon tea and get involved with our art installation based on the stories of local residents, share your own memories with other local people and explore the archive of memorabilia we have collected. All ages welcome!
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3 February 2015

MemoryScapes is now at Filwood Hope

The Memory Chest will be at Filwood Hope until next Tuesday morning, so feel free to pop by and have a look. The cinema seats have come back home to Filwood Broadway!
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