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Wander Through

Wander Through

By Entelechy Arts
Theatre of Wandering is a performance that draws upon a community’s experiences and reflections about what it is to live with dementia. Wander Through, created by Francesca Millican-Slater, explores the story, process and themes of Theatre of Wandering.
A Coventry UK City of Culture 2021 and Entelechy Arts co-production, in association with OiBokkeShi, the Belgrade Theatre Coventry and Belgrade Arts Gym group. Kindly supported by Arts Council England, Spirit of 2012, Community Fund, Daiwa Foundation and Japan Foundation.
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Episode 1: Theatre of Wandering: How & Why?

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Episode 3: Collaboration & Care
In this feature length episode, we step into rehearsals as scenes are made and changed. Francesca talks to member of the Belgrade Arts Gym Margaret Emerton, finds out what co-director Naoki Sugawara is finding out about Coventry and takes a deep dive over tea and biscuits into Social Prescribing, care, community and acting. We finish with song and more direction from Bonds Hospital, an almshouse in Coventry. This episode contains descriptions of people living with dementia, care, bereavement and loss. The impact of the pandemic is mentioned throughout. Care- Coordinators and social prescribers, Heather Hine, Shannon, Teresa at Stony Stanton Surgery. Useful links: Carers Trust https://carers.org/ Social Prescribing https://www.england.nhs.uk/personalisedcare/social-prescribing/ Belgrade Theatre Gym https://www.belgrade.co.uk/projects/over-50s/ Blog-Lockdown Stories https://www.belgrade.co.uk/stories/arts-gymnasium-goes-digital/ Bonds Hospital https://bondshospital.org/ Entelechy Arts website https://entelechyarts.org/ OiBokkeShi https://oibokkeshi.net/ City of Culture Website https://coventry2021.co.uk/ Belgrade Theatre https://www.belgrade.co.uk/ Francesca francescamillicanslater.co.uk Theatre of Wandering is a performance that draws upon a community’s experiences and reflections about what it is to live with dementia. Wander Through, created by Francesca Millican-Slater, explores the story, process and themes of Theatre of Wandering. A Coventry UK City of Culture 2021 and Entelechy Arts co-production, in association with OiBokkeShi, the Belgrade Theatre Coventry and Belgrade Arts Gym group. Kindly supported by Arts Council England, Spirit of 2012, Community Fund, Daiwa Foundation and Japan Foundation.
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January 14, 2022
Episode 2: The Making (Part 1)
Listen-in on rehearsals on the streets of Coventry and in the room at the Belgrade Theatre, as scenes are created with a real Police Community Support Officer. Meet writer Richard Walls and the cast hearing different experiences of people living with dementia. Be there to hear the narrative develop. With performers and co-creators Christopher Old, Eric Hodgkins, Ambika Sharma and PSCO Ella Venables. Useful links: More info about Social Prescribing https://www.england.nhs.uk/personalisedcare/social-prescribing/ Dementia Days https://www.dementiaactivitydays.co.uk/ For information and support: Alzheimer's Society https://www.alzheimers.org.uk/ Entelechy Arts website https://entelechyarts.org/ OiBokkeShi https://oibokkeshi.net/ City of Culture Website https://coventry2021.co.uk/ Belgrade Theatre https://www.belgrade.co.uk/ Belgrade Arts Gym https://www.belgrade.co.uk/projects/over-50s/ Francesca francescamillicanslater.co.uk Theatre of Wandering is a performance that draws upon a community’s experiences and reflections about what it is to live with dementia. Wander Through, created by Francesca Millican-Slater, explores the story, process and themes of Theatre of Wandering. A Coventry UK City of Culture 2021 and Entelechy Arts co-production, in association with OiBokkeShi, the Belgrade Theatre Coventry and Belgrade Arts Gym group. Kindly supported by Arts Council England, Spirit of 2012, Community Fund, Daiwa Foundation and Japan Foundation.
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November 25, 2021
Episode 1: Theatre of Wandering: How & Why?
An introduction into Theatre of Wandering and how it started. Francesca talks to creatives and producers to trace Theatre of Wandering's journey from Japan to Coventry finding out why now? Why here? And why this story is relevant to all of us. Meet co-directors David Slater and Naoki Sugawara, and Hannah Graham from Coventry City of Culture. Useful links: More info about Social Prescribing https://www.england.nhs.uk/personalisedcare/social-prescribing/ Dementia Days https://www.dementiaactivitydays.co.uk/ For information and support: Alzheimer's Society https://www.alzheimers.org.uk/ Entelechy Arts website https://entelechyarts.org/ OiBokkeShi https://oibokkeshi.net/ City of Culture Website https://coventry2021.co.uk/ Belgrade Theatre https://www.belgrade.co.uk/ Belgrade Arts Gym https://www.belgrade.co.uk/projects/over-50s/ Francesca francescamillicanslater.co.uk Theatre of Wandering is a performance that draws upon a community’s experiences and reflections about what it is to live with dementia. Wander Through, created by Francesca Millican-Slater, explores the story, process and themes of Theatre of Wandering. A Coventry UK City of Culture 2021 and Entelechy Arts co-production, in association with OiBokkeShi, the Belgrade Theatre Coventry and Belgrade Arts Gym group. Kindly supported by Arts Council England, Spirit of 2012, Community Fund, Daiwa Foundation and Japan Foundation.
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November 25, 2021
Wander Through podcast trailer
Theatre of Wandering is a performance that draws upon a community’s experiences and reflections about what it is to live with dementia. It’s been created in 2021 through hundreds of conversations and creative exchanges with shop keepers, care workers and Coventrians of all ages, to uncover and share a community’s hidden stories about one of our society’s greatest challenges. Wander Through, a podcast created by Francesca Millican-Slater, takes you behind the scenes of this project and includes interviews with cast and creatives exploring the story, process and themes of Theatre of Wandering. Discover more about Theatre of Wandering. A Coventry UK City of Culture 2021 and Entelechy Arts co-production, in association with OiBokkeShi, the Belgrade Theatre Coventry and Belgrade Arts Gym group. Kindly supported by Arts Council England, Spirit of 2012, Community Fund, Daiwa Foundation and Japan Foundation.
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October 01, 2021