Dementia Awareness Week

Mon 15th - Sat 20th May 2017

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

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

We are committed to becoming an official Dementia Friendly Community and already have over 340 ‘Dementia Friends’ among our staff and volunteers.

Different activities will take place each day during Dementia Awareness 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 15th May Singing for the Brain


Musical Mondays

Band Hall


1940s Farmhouse

10:30am – 12pm & 1:30pm – 3pm


Tues 16th May The Hop dance Pit Village Band Hall 11:30am – 12:30pm & 2pm – 3pm
Wed 17th May Singing Session


Beamish Craft Club making forget-me-nots

Men’s Group at 1940s Farm

Pit Village Band Hall


Francis Street in Pit Village

Orchard Cottage

10:30am – 12pm & 1pm – 2:30pm

10am – 12pm

10am – 12pm

Thurs 18th May Alzheimer’s Society Advisors Dementia Information Point

Dementia Friends Training

Essence Men’s Group


Pit Village school

Pit Village school

Rowley Station Allotments

All day


11am – 4pm

Fri 19th May Walk for Life

Beamish Nature Walk

Planting forget-me-not’s

Meet at Main Entrance

Meet at Pit Village chapel

1940s Farm Bank

10am – 11:30am

2pm – 3pm

10:30am – 12pm & 1:30 – 3pm

Sat 20th May Treasure Hunt

Music and Dancing

1940s Farm

1940s Farm

Morning only

All day

“For this year’s Dementia Awareness Week at Beamish we’ve teamed up with some great partners and it’s fantastic to be able to offer such a variety of activities throughout the week.

These activities are not just for people living with dementia, they’re suitable for everyone so come along and join us.”

Fiona Pembroke,

Beamish’s Acting Health & Wellbeing Co-ordinator (Maternity Cover)

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