The Mayor of London backs Ealing filmmaker Michelle Brooks To Bring 1960’s ‘Reminiscence Room’ to West London
The touring exhibition will start off on Wednesday the 12th of June 2019 at the Petit Miracles, West 12 Shopping Centre, The Green, Shepherds Bush, London W12 8PP. It then moves on to Shepherds Bush Market and onto other spaces in the Borough.
The Mayor of London via his Culture Seeds has backed local Filmmaker Michelle Brooks, Imperial College, and Hammersmith and Fulham Council to bring an authentic 1960s ‘Reminiscence Room’ to Shepherd’s Bush. The Room, created to help trigger memories for Windrush era dementia sufferers, will be a chilled-out space for the community to relax and “Step Black in Time.”
“It’s good for people with memory loss, or dementia, to travel to the good old days – to situations that they once knew well because it helps to trigger memories that can bring comfort, or even open up communication avenues between the generations.” – says Michelle Brooks. “Creating a physical space where those memories can be explored safely is my thinking behind the project”, the filmmaker continues.
The Reminiscence Room project, being launched in June 2019 by cultural charity Nubian GLU, headed by Michelle Brooks of ShowPatrol.TV in association with the Imperial College in White City.
Marking Contributions of the Caribbean Diaspora
The project coincides with the new Windrush Day celebrations so marking the economic, social and cultural contribution of Caribbean-born migrants to the UK during the “Windrush era” of the 1950s-70s.
“In keeping with the era, we have decorated the room as a 1960s sitting room. We used that decade’s popular colours, designs and domestic artefacts. We have also included ring-dial telephones, vinyl record players, and Gplan Furniture.” the local filmmaker explains.
Events in the space will include storytelling sessions, movie screenings, listening parties, photo exhibitions, show-and-tell discussions, and anything else that carers, volunteers or family members might suggest.
If this project is successful in Shepherd’s Bush, we may roll it out to other areas in London.
Opening dates & times
12th – 15th June 2019 /11 am to 6 pm Wednesday to Saturday
19th – 22nd June 2019 /11 am to 6 pm Wednesday to Saturday
26th – 29th June 2019 /11 am to 6 pm Wednesday to Saturday
Admission to the exhibition is free.
Workshops vary from £5 to £10
FREE FRIDAY Screenings and F
REE OAP tickets available for some events
Places can be booked via Eventbrite where you can book a Free general day ticket or book specifically for one of the events in the space.
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