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Glasgow Film Theatre

Glasgow Film Theatre (GFT) was awarded £99,507 in August 2017, to run to July 2020. 

The GFT applied for funding so that people living with dementia, as well as their carers and families could do something together that is meaningful to them. They offer monthly ‘Movie Memories’ film screenings at their cinema in Central Glasgow, as well as other multi-arts events across the city.  

Many people with a diagnosis of dementia fear that they will no longer be socially welcome, and stop taking part in activities they enjoy. The GFT programme looks to address this with inclusive and friendly screenings, dementia friendly venues and dementia aware staff and volunteers.  People with dementia also play a central role in how the project develops.

Movie Memories is developed and informed by a steering group which includes GCVS Community Connectors, Dementia Carers Voices, Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland, the DEEP network, Glasgow’s Golden Generation, Alzheimer Scotland and Together in Dementia Everyday (TIDE).

The success of this project can be seen in the sell-out performances and the thriving dementia friendly community that has evolved in and around Glasgow, based around the central theme of film. People affected by dementia are at the heart of developing and driving this active film based community, and the GFT is also acting as an exemplar venue, as somewhere that empowers, listens to and involves people living with dementia and their families.

Read our Dementia Friendly Communities Reports and Toolkit by searching for them on our publications page.

Read more about the dementia friendly work of the GFT