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THE 2020 FESTIVAL OF SOCIAL SCIENCE
DIGITAL-FIRST EVENT 7-15 NOV 2020
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Next of Kin: a performance and discussion about dementia, disabilities and healthcare (with BSL interpretation and captioning)

12th November 2020 11:00-12:30
Panel debate, Interactive activity

About this event

This event will showcase the premiere of ‘Next of Kin’ followed by a discussion about dementia, D/deaf communication, disabilities and healthcare. ‘Next of Kin’ is a play that is based on anthropological research on the dementia care experiences of minority groups (in relation to ethnicity, sexuality and disability) and the impact of microaggressions on people’s lives. In this event, participants will have a chance to learn more about the research, watch the performance and take part in a discussion on dementia and health inequalities. The discussion will be interactive and participants will be able to share their own experiences and ask questions to the researchers, the performance director and the actors involved. The event aims to change the way people view dementia and gain a deeper understanding of the way societal stigma and discrimination impacts on quality of life as well as how the arts can disrupt health inequalities. This event will be of interest to professionals working in the field of dementia and health inequalities, people living with dementia and their families, as well people interested in theatre, arts and social justice. The Dementia and Diversity project is funded by the Higher Education Funding Council for Wales and delivered in partnership with Diverse Cymru and the Alzheimer’s Society Cymru.