After a short break Setting
the Scene resumed down at the pub for the beginning of a brand new block as
part of our down at the pub theme. Over a cuppa and a choice of favourite
chocolate biscuit bars, we enjoyed a catch up with the group and asked
everybody about their favourite tipple. Practitioner Jenn was partial to a gin,
whilst Ian enjoyed a creamy Guinness, Tommy was a self-professed lager man and
Margaret enjoyed the occasional glass of red wine. At the end of asking
everybody we recapped all the most popular drinks. "You can’t drink all that,”
said Keith. "We could give it a good go,” quipped Ian.
To recreate some of the atmosphere of the local boozer,
we shared some tasters of non-alcoholic larger, ale and cider.
Following on, we had a laugh at the concept of beer
goggles. We passed round some sparkly star glasses to music and when the music
stopped we asked the participant to wear the beer goggles and read us a cheesy
chat up line. Oh, did we giggle. Would you be impressed by:
Are you tired? Because you’ve been running around my mind all day.
We fear that we may have returned dateless and with a few fake phone
numbers. However, our favourite real life chat up line was told by Brian, used
by a relative at a young farmers’ event. Who boldly started up a conversation
with a lovely young lady with the line: "So what kind of tractor do you drive?”
We enjoyed this story very much and are pleased that this chat up line was
better received than ours.
We also had fun with some Cockney rhyming slang-themed Pictionary where
members drew items such as "apples and pears” (stairs) and "bees and honey”
(money) and some pub-themed charade challenges such as pulling a pint and
counting change. We loved Mary-Gay’s rendition of dancing a jig.
Afterwards we had a sing-along to Oom-Pah-Pahand Wouldn’t It Be Loverly. The
session ended with a movement activity to Happy
Together. We feel that the singing and dancing faultlessly recreated the
feeling of last call at the pub!
It was a lovely beginning to the new block, whilst the offerings today
were strictly non-alcoholic, we hope our group left all the merrier for their
visit to us. We look forward to welcoming everybody back next week for a new
theme. Do we know what the new theme is yet?
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.
Scene is now running until 19th December. Sessions are usually based
at Theatre by the Lake but occasionally move to other locations. For more
information, please contact Mary Elliott on 017687 72282 ext. 269.
We’d like to thank the Hadfield Trust and
our donors for supporting future sessions. To hear more about the project or to
contribute to Theatre by the Lake’s work in Dementia please call our Box Office
on 017687 74411.