Alzheimer’s Society has been working in partnership with Ferne Animal Sanctuary and the Blackdown Hills (AONB) Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty to produce an exhibition of autumnal art which is now on display at Ferne’s new Visitor Centre until the 6th December.
With help from Blackdown Hills Nature and Wellbeing volunteer Sue, Memory Café members have created some beautiful seasonal artwork in the form of stained glass window displays inspired by the Blackdown Hills AONB. Sue has started to lead seasonal art sessions where there are photographs, maps and information about the local landscape for people to look at, chat and reminisce about. Many members grew up on the hills and enjoy sharing stories of cycling and picking apples from local orchards during their childhood.
The group’s autumn artwork will be exhibited in the Sanctuary’s new conference room until the beginning of December. The Memory Café meets fortnightly on Wednesdays between 10.30am and 12.30pm at English Martyrs Church Hall, Chard.