The Memory Project' will visit East Riding Libraries

Fri, 26 Oct 2018

The final phase of the East Riding Festival of Words will see a pop-up theatre production, ‘The Memory Project’ by Elizabeth Godber, touring seven East Riding libraries in November.

Smashing Mirrors Theatre will bring a touching and emotional new show based on interviews with real East Yorkshire families, looking at the difficult, trying, yet often hilarious journey through dementia.

From the team which brought the popular ‘Ruby and the Vinyl’ to libraries in 2016, this new show will be at:

  • Bridlington Central Library : Monday, 5 November : 10.30am
  • North Bridlington Library : Monday, 5 November : 1.30pm
  • Goole library : Tuesday, 6 November : 1.30pm
  • Hornsea library : Wednesday, 7 November : 10.30am
  • South Cave library : Wednesday, 7 November : 1.30pm
  • Willerby library : Thursday, 8 November : 10.30am
  • Hessle library and Customer Services : Friday, 9 November : 10.30am
  • Beverley library : Saturday, 10 November : 10.30am

Elizabeth Godber is a graduate of the University of Hull and a postgraduate of the University of Leeds. She has written musicals ‘The Loneliest Girl in the World’ and ‘Three Emos’ for her company, Smashing Mirrors, which is a dementia friendly organisation. She also wrote ‘Dressed in Time’ for Marks and Spencer and the Leeds Playhouse in 2017, and has recently been part of Channel 4’s ‘Random Acts’, creating a short poetry film in Hull.

Elizabeth Godber said : “This production will be performed verbatim, which will be very exciting for both the actors and the audience. I am also pleased to say that we will be taking time after each performance to talk to members of the audience.

“I very much hope that this new show will raise awareness of dementia, and open up lines of conversation with people with dementia and their families about how they deal with it. It is especially fitting that the performances take place in Libraries as well, which offer a wealth of free support for those living with dementia and their carers and should be considered as an excellent starting point for information after a diagnosis of dementia.”

All tickets cost £5 each, and are available now from www.festivalofwords.co.uk or call 01482 392699, or from each library hosting an event.