This week at Setting the Scene our participants enjoyed a dance and giggle at our summer party themed workshop. Over a cuppa and a slice of lemon drizzle cake, Rachel shared some funny stories about mishaps during infamous Wild West hoedowns. These daft escapades inspired our group to share their own acts of mischief, from a young Jenn throwing a bucket of water over her mother, to Mary-Gay hiding a pinched pear on top of her wardrobe whilst boarding in Africa.
Our group had plenty of funny tales to tell us. Standing stoically silent was Ian, winking that he'd done plenty of roguish things but that he "wouldn't be revealing any of it”. He remains our man of mystery and we wouldn't have him any other way. After a titter, we challenged everyone to a game of musical bingo, including songs such as We're All Going On A Summer Holiday and Let's Twist Again. Congratulations to Elliott, Edna and Lauren for calling ‘bingo' first.
Following on, we enjoyed a competitive game of ‘Play your Cards Right' where team ‘Clever Clogs' pipped team ‘Blossom' to the post snatching the win. Practitioner Jenn, who cuts quite a dashing Bruce Forsyth it has to be said, was our host and kept the two teams in check throughout. Finally, our session today ended with a sing-along to Molly Malone and When I'm Cleaning Windows.
Today brought us beautiful weather, cake, music, laughter and the sharing of happy anecdotes with our friends. What more could we ask for? We look forward to welcoming everyone back to Theatre by the Lake soon.
Setting the Scene is a series of creative sessions provided by Theatre by the Lake, run with support from Amy's Care for people living with dementia and their carers. Sessions are free to attend and are on Thursday mornings at 11.00 - 12.30.
The current block of Setting the Scene is now on a short break until 26th July. Occasionally sessions take place at alternative locations. For more information, please contact Mary Elliott on 017687 72282 ext. 269.
To hear more about or contribute to Theatre by the Lake's work in Dementia please call our Box Office on 017687 74411.