Lancaster film scheme helps people with memory loss

Audrey Hepburn in a Roman Holiday

Audrey Hepburn in a Roman Holiday

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People with memory problems and their families are being invited to take a break at The Dukes on October 19.

Roman Holiday (U) will be screened as part of A Life More Ordinary (ALMO), The Dukes series of arts events presented in association with Age UK Lancashire, for people with memory loss, their friends and relatives - though everyone is welcome.

This 1953 classic starring Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck, tells the story of a princess who escapes her over-protective entourage to explore Rome where she meets an American journalist who feigns ignorance of her identity and offers to show her the sights.

The film screening begins at 2pm and beforehand there is chance to socialise in The Dukes Café Bar and enjoy free tea/coffee and pastries available to all ticketholders.

During the screening some changes are made to lighting and sound to ensure that a comfortable environment is created.

There’s also an interval during which further entertainment is provided.

Tickets for Roman Holiday (U) are £4 including tea/coffee and a pastry. An accompanying carer/family member goes free.

To book, contact The Dukes Box Office on 01524 598500 or visit http://dukes-lancaster.org/events/event/roman-holiday/

AALMO is a pioneering scheme which has been running for more than 18 months. It will give people living with dementia more choice, control and greater access to leisure and cultural opportunities at The Dukes and potentially 15 other venues.