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Dementia-Friendly Arts Festival In Inverness

13th - 16th November 2023 – Get Ready!

The Deepness Dementia Arts Festival in Inverness is a week-long festival in the heart of the city and the surrounding areas, showcasing the very best that dementia-diagnosed creatives have to offer. There's a stigma surrounding dementia – that those who have it are somehow less capable, less able and incapable of retaining their autonomy – not true! There is so much passion, beauty and vision in the dementia community and this festival brings it all together in a real celebration that you won't want to miss. Our dementia-friendly arts festival in Inverness is gearing up to be a roaring success and we'd love you to be a part of it!

What's Happening


FULL PROGRAMME in three different formats (FLIPBOOK, PDF, QR CODE)


FLIP BOOK            PDF            QR CODE 



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Whether you're looking to participate or looking to attend, we'd love to hear from you! Get in touch today.

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Directors Danced
Ron Coleman 2022

“And we watched as Directors Danced

Poetry in motion

And the members painted, sculpted and drew

And installations were made

And the children played

And the members sang and took photos

Boys will be boys as they contrived new conversations

And how everyone laughed

And weavers weaved a tapestry of tales

Songs were sung, tales were told, films were made

Women renewed our communities' divine splendour

And crafty crofters created crafted delights one more time

And a demented festival was born.”

Our Aim

We'll be working with partners across the Western Isles (Barra, Benbecula, Lewis, North Uist), Caithness and Ullapool and three researchers – Kirsten Broadfoot (Sterena Consultancy) and two from Deepness. Together, we will explore the impact of participation in creative activities on experiences of agency, autonomy and mental wellbeing, for people with a lived experience of dementia and their unpaid supporters.

Participants in the project will work in group or individual creative disciplines, to explore and document their dementia stories auto-ethnographically. The disciplines on display will vary across multiple different sites. They will include but are not restricted to:

  • Music
  • Movement
  • Dance
  • Crafting
  • Painting
  • Poetry
  • Printing
  • Sculpting
  • Multi-media Installations


What's Happening

Full programme for the FIRST Dementia Arts Festival 2023 is available from the links below in different formats (Flip Book, PDF and QR Code).  The Dementia Art Festival is taking place from Monday 13th to Thursday 16th November 2023 in Inverness, Eden Court.

FLIP BOOK            PDF            QR CODE 


Dementia Arts Festival  in Inverness


Dementia Disco hosted by Weekday Wow Factor, Thursday 16th November, 15:45 to 17:45          

Join us for our Dementia Disco hosted by the Weekday Wow Factor on Thursday 16th November from 15:45 to 17:45 at Eden Court, Inverness.  You are going to love it as we all have a bop!

Check out the photos of our first Dementia Disco on the Isle of Lewis a couple of days ago.

The Dementia Disco is part of the FIRST Scottish Dementia Arts Festival, taking place from Monday 13th to Thursday 16th November 2023 at Eden Court, Inverness (  

See the full programme of the Dementia Art Festival below or visit the website -

FLIP BOOK            PDF            QR CODE 




Get Involved With the Festival!

Deepness Dementia Arts Festival Inverness is gearing up for November 2023.

We're always 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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