About Our Turn provided by Take Art
Founded in 1987, Take Art is a pioneering Somerset-based charity that creates life-changing opportunities for people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities to experience, participate and work in the arts. Our theatre, dance, music, early years and rural touring activity, produced in partnership with other organisation’s (both arts and non-arts), is often targeted at the most disadvantaged, including people living in rural areas and those who don’t access the arts for economic, social or psychological reasons. Over the last two decades, we have produced over 50 projects, ranging from large-scale education and international partnerships, to health and well-being community projects with the NHS. Our most recent project, Our Turn is funded by Somerset County Council. Our Turn is a 2 year programme of creative day time activities that provide dance and wordplay sessions to support people with memory loss or dementia and their carers. Starting in Autumn 2020 the programme will offer weekly sessions that will take place in Milford Community Hall in Yeovil on Tuesday afternoons from 1:30 -4:30pm and will be led by dance in health and spoken word specialists to support people living with dementia and to give their carers respite. The 2 year programme will include tasters, weekly sessions and sharing opportunities.