Watch Manchester Camerata’s newly released video Untold, which explores early onset dementia inspired by the life of Keith, a Wigan-based man who the orchestra met at one of its creative music-making sessions in 2018.

The film tells of Keith’s personal account of how dementia affects his everyday life and his wife Joan, as the transformative ways in which music helps him. The film offers a visual and musical response to early onset dementia, creating a narrative inspired by Keith’s experience to raise awareness on World Alzheimer’s Day

This follows Manchester Camerata’s recent launch of its brand-new Music Café at the Monastery in Gorton, East Manchester, extending its community work to support those living with dementia and at-home carers. Weekly music workshops are held where participants are encouraged to connect with music, as well as creating, dancing to and performing their own works with a team of music therapists and Camerata musicians.

These bespoke two-hour sessions are free to all participants, and are fully accessible, held in Covid-safe conditions at The Monastery from 10.30am every Wednesday.

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