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Good Life Dementia Festival

Thursday 4 February 2016

Saturday 12 March 2016, 10am – 3:15pm

The Old Fire Station, University of Salford, The Crescent, Salford

We hope that you will be able to join us for the Good Life Festival. This will be a day for people affected by dementia. We will celebrate the different ways that people are living well with dementia and hopefully people will be inspired to try new activities. 

The festival will feature different initiatives from Salford and beyond that have been set up and led by people affected by dementia, including friendship groups, singing, dancing, art, sport, gardening and holidays.

It will be a chance to have a taster of all of these great activities and to learn from people who are living well with dementia. 


We will also be joined by a special guest, Tony Husband. Tony is a well-known cartoonist whose work has featured in many national publications including Private Eye and The Times. In 2014 Tony wrote a book featuring his cartoons called “Take Care Son” which tells the story of his dad’s experiences of dementia. Tony will talk about his book and will also draw some cartoons of guests on the day!

If you, or someone you know, has recently been diagnosed with dementia, this will be a welcoming event to find out more about how to continue to live a Good Life whilst facing the challenges of dementia. 

The event is free to attend. Lunch and refreshments will be provided throughout the day. The whole day will be dementia friendly. If you need help to get to the event, we can arrange a taxi to take you, free of charge.

There is parking available at Irwell Place Car Park, free of charge for the event.

Places need to be booked through Amanda at The Institute for Dementia at Salford University on: 0161 295 2363 or

We hope to see you there!