Matinée was initially devised to provide dementia friendly cinema screenings across Derbyshire for people living with memory challenges, their family and friends.

Due to Covid-19, we have repurposed the project to support people living with dementia in Derbyshire with aspects of social and cultural isolation. 

Please see the information about our Matinée Outreach programme for more details.

Matinée Outreach – participant performs poems on YouTube

People living with dementia and/or memory loss have been working with Matinée Outreach artists via phone calls and creative activities sent in the post, resulting in the creation of visual art, creative writing and crafts. When Matinée’s dementia friendly film screenings were stopped at the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, Arts Derbyshire launched the Outreach


Matinée: Bringing creativity home

Arts Derbyshire is delighted to support Dementia Action Week 2021 with the launch of the second round of our Matinée Outreach dementia friendly arts project.  The project invites those living with dementia and their carers in Derbyshire to take part in a creative adventure over telephone and post with our fabulous team of professional artists.


Matinée Outreach – recruiting 3 artists April 2021

Matinée Outreach was launched response to the COVID19 lockdown. We had to cancel all planned film screenings, the impact of which deprives many people living with dementia and their carers of cultural and social interaction. Our response was to recruit and contract 2 artists to work creatively with c.30 individual households with people living with dementia