Memory Spinners

Scottish Opera has revived its Memory Spinners project, which has been suspended during the pandemic, to bring music and art to people with dementia.  In weekly sessions designed to engage people with dementia, taking place at St Columba’s church in Glasgow and the Byre in St Andrews, rehearsals and visual arts activities build towards a short performance inspired by the music.  Artists and volunteers are on hand to ensure everybody is fully able to participate.

Jane Davidson, Scottish Opera’s education and outreach director, said: “Music and laughter has always been at the core of the Memory Spinners project, and we hope that our cast of wonderful participants will enjoy spending time in the company of operetta’s most delightful heroine, the Merry Widow.”  Sessions in Glasgow run to 4 April, and to 5 April in St Andrews, where a new block will also run from 19 April to 21 June at Holy Trinity Church.