(11th to 14th November 2024, Edinburgh)


Scottish Dementia Arts Festival in Edinburgh

Welcome to Deepness Dementia Arts!

Here, you'll see the Arts through the eyes of people living with dementia. We're always looking forward to getting started on the next project.  After the huge success of the first Scottish Dementia Arts Festival in Inverness, last year (2023).  We are super excited to announce this year's Scottish Dementia Arts Festival taking place in Edinburgh.  This is going to be bigger and better, taking place over four days (Monday 11th to Thursday 14th November 2024).  The Dementia Art Festival will showcase the best of music, theatre, poetry and film, all produced by those diagnosed with dementia. We're here to dispel stigma – just because you've received the diagnosis, that doesn't have to stop you from making the most of life and expressing your creativity! We also want to draw your attention to three projects we're working on currently.

We are currently taking applications for participants to take part in this years Dementia Art Festival in Edinburgh.  SEE DETAILS HERE -  PDF 


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Dementia Arts Festival 2024

Scheduled for 11th - 14th November 2024, Deepness Dementia Arts Festival in Edinburgh is a week-long festival celebrating the very best creative minds. Every performance, act and song is written, directed and performed by people living with dementia. Find out more and get involved today!

The Festival 

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Musical Theatre

Feature: Dementia – The Musical

AKA “The Ballad of the Dementia Activists,” Dementia: The Musical is a piece of dystopian science fiction, set in the near-future. The lives of people living with dementia are closely controlled and oppressed, with who they can see, where they can go and what they can do decided for them at all times. The full production is in development, with a Scottish tour planned for Spring 2023.

More Musical Theatre 

interpretive dancing on stage in inverness



Feature: Caught in This Moment of Time

A humorous and deeply moving single-act play about one man's attempts to use Alexa to retain his autonomy, despite being diagnosed with dementia. Each performance is followed by a Q&A with the writer and cast, to address the issues examined in the piece.


More Plays 


Ron and Karen outside the Wobbly dog cafe



In addition to our other creative outlets, we're avid film-makers, too. View our short film collection at the link below. Every piece has been made by or in collaboration with people with dementia, their families and supporters. Fancy a look?

Watch Now

Live poetry night


Other Activities

There's always something going on with Deepness Dementia Arts – festivals in Inverness, local plays, painting workshops, poetry recitals and more. To keep up-to-date on all the goings-on, just visit the link below. If you sign up to our mailing list, you'll get updates whenever there's news!

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Listen to “Poetry in Motion” and “The Demented Poets EP” now

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Get Involved With the Festival!

Deepness Dementia Arts Festival 2024 in Edinburgh is gearing up for November 2024.  We are currently looking for new acts, plays, films, musicians and other creatives to get involved and share their talent! The best news? If you have dementia or are a family member or supporter of someone who does, it's completely free!

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