Beside the Sea

Beside the Sea is a sensory audio story incorporating multi-sensory stimuli suited to those living with dementia.

How to get involved

Residents of four care homes across Dorset will be steered through an auditory seaside setting rich in nostalgia, accompanied with a ‘sensory tray’ featuring various seaside paraphernalia. Participants will be encouraged to settle & immerse themselves into each chapter of the journey and have agency over the activity. Care staff, friends or family will take on an active role facilitating the activity, introducing textures, scents, tastes and visual prompts which accompany the audio. These additional sensory elements punctuate specific moments in the audio journey.

If you work at, or are connected to a care home, and would like to take part please get in touch.

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The artist

Frenetic Fox Theatre is a Dorset based theatre company which creates daring, dynamic and distinctive new writing to tour nationally. They also design and facilitate community engagement projects that improve access to the performing arts and storytelling. Their outreach work offers participants an opportunity to explore their creativity in a supportive, inspiring and collaborative context. They collaborate with other professional artists with strong links to the county, striving to strengthen the ecology of the theatre-making scene across Dorset. Through their outreach work they collaborate with members of the LGBTQI+ community; those with additional needs (learning disability) and those living with dementia.