Stories are Powerful

The power of media is incredible. Inspired Youth were proud to be part of making this work with some truly brilliant people in the community making a positive difference. Hear both Liz and Peters Stories below.

A STORY ABOUT PETER – A PROUD FATHER AN ARCHITECT AND AN ARTIST 

A STORY ABOUT ME – FEATURING THE WONDERFUL LIZ

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Stories Exhibition Digital Launch

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A digital exhibition of positive portraits featuring people living with dementia and their carers can now be found on the astorylikeours blog using the Stories Exhibition drop down menu.

The portraits are accompanied by interviews with the participants about their lives, experiences and what people can do to be more dementia friendly.

We hope they inspire you, make you smile and laugh as much as they did us! There are also some really important messages about dementia from our participants, we hope it raises awareness, makes a difference and gives the wider community a really valuable insight.

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‘A Story Like Ours’ launches

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The culmination of the ‘A Story About Ours’ project was an exciting crescendo of positive portraits, short stories about peoples lives, music, cream cakes, tea and coffee and a really wonderful atmosphere.

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Young people from Minds In Motion (Harmony Cafe), joined Inspired Youth in showcasing a beautiful body of work celebrating the lives of people in York living with dementia. It was a wonderful mix of experience, wisdom and youth and the outcome was truly beautiful.

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Inspired Youth would like to thank all the student volunteers that made this project possible, to Harmony Cafe and to the inspiring young Heather Lyiask who has been dedicated to making a difference by supporting this project at every step. Also a massive thanks to Scott Akoz Photography for a fantastic series of images that have brought so much joy to so many people. To see more from the launch click here or take a look at the photos in our exhibition gallery #aspire2more

 

A Story Like Ours set for centre stage during dementia awareness week

The ‘A story like ours‘ exhibition will be displayed in the City Centre at West Offices during dementia awareness week!

It has now been confirmed the work will be on display all through dementia awareness week at West Offices from 18th – 22nd May before it’s public launch at Kings Manor on Saturday 23rd May.

Its great news for the project which projects positive messages about people living with dementia, tackling prejudice and reducing stigma.

If you see the exhibition please share photographs and share the message on social media, we would love to see people get involved – use the hashtag #astorylikeours

Photo's by Scott Akoz Photography