Lancaster film scheme benefits people with memory loss

A Roman Holiday.
A Roman Holiday.
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People with memory problems and their families are being invited to take a break at The Dukes next Monday, 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 plus their friends and relatives, although everyone is welcome to attend.

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 ticket holders.

During the screening some changes are made to lighting and sound to ensure that a comfortable environment is created. There is also an interval during which further entertainment is provided.

Tickets for Roman Holiday (U) cost £4, which includes tea/coffee and a pastry. An accompanying carer/family member goes free.

To book tickets, contact The Dukes Box Office on 01524 598500 or visit

AALMO is a pioneering scheme which has been running for more than 18 months. It gives people living with dementia more choice, control and access to leisure and cultural opportunities.