Sheffield Doc/Fest: Vicky McClure talks Dementia and Music

11 Jun
Studio Theatre
Spoken Word
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We welcome BAFTA-winning actor Vicky McClure, star of This is England (produced by Sheffield based Warp Films), as well as Line of Duty and Broadchurch, to Sheffield Doc/Fest for the first time, to discuss her new BBC series, Vicky McClure: My Dementia Choir, a deeply personal journey to discover the extent of music’s power to fight dementia.

For the series, Nottingham born Vicky, who has close personal experience of dementia through caring for her grandmother, joins forces with the University of Nottingham to form a unique choir for one unforgettable performance. Vicky will discuss the making of the programmes, her role with the Alzheimer’s Society and the ambition to leave a lasting legacy in our understanding of how music therapy can help people with dementia.

This talk will be enhanced to suit the needs of people living with dementia: the lights will be left on low and the audience will be allowed to move around should they wish to. Accompanying carers are able to attend for free.

This event is part of Sheffield Doc/Fest 2018

Running time: About 1 hour and 15 minutes (no interval)
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