Dementia Action Week 2019

Mon 20th - Sun 26th May 2019

Why not join us for a packed programme of activities as part of Dementia Action Week 2019? There will be something for everyone to get involved with.

From singing and gardening to dancing, crafts and walks, everyone’s invited to join in with our Dementia Action Week activities here at Beamish.

We are committed to becoming an official Dementia Friendly Community and already have over 500 ‘Dementia Friends’ among our staff and volunteers.

Different activities will take place each day during Dementia Action Week, which is an Alzheimer’s Society initiative, taking places across England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

As with all daytime events, you can use your Unlimited Pass to join us to get involved with this important and thought provoking occasion.


Mon 20th May Singing for the Brain®

Music and singing session led by Alzheimer’s Society.


Pit Village Band Hall


10.30am – 12pm & 1pm – 2.30pm
Tues 21st May Primary School Performance

Join in with some familiar songs.

Pit Village Band Hall 12.30pm
Wed 22nd May Music Makers

Join us for a good ‘sing-a-long’.


Pit Village Band Hall


10.30am – 12pm & 1pm – 2.30pm
Thurs 23rd May Pottering About

Come and help us with some planting.

1940s Farm, Orchard Cottage  

All day


Fri 24th May Walking Group

Gentle 90 minute walk around site (up to 3 miles). Wear sturdy footwear.

Meet at Main Entrance 10am
Fri 24th May Seated Exercise Class

Join in with some gentle exercise.

Pit Village Band Hall 2pm
Sat 25th May Beamish Hop

Come and join in with some ballroom and rock ‘n’ roll dancing.

Pit Village Band Hall 1pm onwards
Sat 25th May Durham SSAFA & Alzheimer’s Society

Opportunity for veterans and those currently serving to share their service memories and stories.

Pit Village School All day
Sat 25th May Information and support from Alzheimer’s Society Pit Village School All day
Sun 26th May Singaround Sunday

Traditional folk music.


Pit Village Band Hall


11am onwards

Beamish reserves the right to alter or change this programme at anytime.