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Arts Derbyshire in partnership with QUAD, Public Health Amber Valley, Made in Derbyshire and the Alzheimer's Society bring you dementia-friendly cinema screenings. Come and enjoy a familiar musical, make friends over tea and cake, and enjoy fun activities and chat on the film's theme.

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Breaking news! Arts Derbyshire receives 4 year grant to take dementia-friendly cinema project ‘Matinée’ county-wide. 

Arts Derbyshire Arts and Health project, Matinée, has received a high-profile grant of £175,000 from the Paul Hamlyn Foundation Arts Access and Participation ‘More and Better’ Fund. The project will bring the magic of cinema to community locations across Derbyshire for those living with dementia, their carers, friends and family.

To find out more about this grant and the work it will enable us to do, click here to read the full article or download the full press release as a pdf at the bottom of the page.PHF

Matinee is a scheme making cinema accessible in community locations to those living with dementia, their carers, friends and family. We aim to provide those living with dementia something enjoyable to do during the day, in a positive, friendly and welcoming environment. We make a safe space for people with dementia to come and enjoy a familiar musical, make friends over tea and cake, and enjoy fun activities and chat on the film's theme.  

Matinee is an Arts Derbyshire led project, in partnership with Derbyshire County Council, QUAD, Made in Derbyshire, The Alzheimer's Society, Clinical Commissioning Groups, Adult Care and Public Health (Amber Valley and Glossop). We work with a broad range of partners to bring cinema to venues across Derbyshire, including rural locations. 

Going to the cinema is a pastime that a huge proportion of the population enjoys, whatever their background or wherever they live; it is a pastime that was a key feature for many people in this age group (60-80+) in their younger years, in a time where it was rare to be able to watch films/TV at home and there were fewer other affordable entertainments. It is also a pastime from a time in their lives which people, even in later stages of dementia, are likely to be able to access mentally.

Here are the dates, venues and films for our current season, 2016 - 2017.  If you would like to be on our mailing list, or find out more about our work, please email 

 All venues:    Doors open at 1pm, Film starts at 1.30pm

•     July 8th - St Andrew's Church Hall, Langley Mill - 7 Brides for 7 Brothers

•      Aug 19th - Central Methodist Church Hall, Glossop - Calamity Jane

•      Sept 23rd - Strutts, Belper - On The Town

•      Oct 28th - Central Methodist Church Hall, Glossop - The King and I

•      Dec 9th - St Andrew's Church Hall, Langley Mill - It's A Wonderful Life

•      Feb 17th - Central Methodist Church Hall, Glossop - There's No Business Like...

•      Feb 24th - Strutts, Belper - Easter Parade

BOOKING LINE: 07449 732322


Read more about our showing at Derby QUAD on 1st December 2015 - It's a Wonderful Life: 'dementia-friendly film showings praised by audience'

Matinee logo   For further information, please contact: 
  Matinee Dementia Friendly Films Derbyshire 01629 532884 (Amber Valley / Glossop screenings) 

  or  01332 285427  (QUAD screenings)


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