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Create and Connect: Dementia Friendly Programmes 

Create and Connect supports older adults living with dementia and their carers and is part of our commitment to creating a dementia-friendly Gallery. The programme provides a welcoming environment for people living with dementia and their carers with specially designed stimulating creative activities. 

Creative Workshops  

Working in collaboration with local organisations including the Lambeth and Southwark Alzheimer’s Society, we offer dementia friendly artist led creative workshops for groups in Southwark, Lambeth and Lewisham which can be delivered both onsite and in community settings. To book a workshop please email  

Dementia Friendly Creative Conversations  

Our dementia friendly Creative Conversation sessions invite you to take notice, be curious and discuss! Guided by one of our dementia friendly guides we invite you to take a closer look at a painting from our collection or exhibition and share your opinions, stories and impressions.  Upcoming dates are available to book on our website via the following link Dementia Friendly Creative Conversations.  


Our networked information sessions are open to activity workers, carers or volunteers who work with groups or individuals who are living with dementia in Southwark, Lambeth or Lewisham. The sessions are designed to support participants to gain confidence in bring groups and / or individuals living with dementia to Dulwich Picture Gallery and to use our dementia friendly resources to support art engagement either through conversations or activities. Everyone who attends the training will also receive a community pass which can be used by up to two guests to visit the Gallery for free for a year. 

Upcoming Dates  

  • Wednesday 4 October 10.00am-12.30pm 

To book a place please email  

Dementia Friendly Resources   

Armchair Gallery 

Dulwich Picture Gallery is a partner organisation with Armchair Gallery, an app that allows those who would struggle to get to museums and art galleries an opportunity to explore collections, take part in activities and use creativity to support their wellbeing. 

This collaboration enhances our older peoples programme and our programmes for older adults living with dementia, and includes interactive games and suggestions for follow-up activities, which could be run by activity workers in care residential settings or community groups. Find out more about Armchair Gallery by clicking the link here. 

Created by City Arts (Nottingham). Partners: Chatsworth House, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, The Lowry, Dulwich Picture Gallery, Pitt Rivers Museum, Mr Straw’s House & Newstead Abbey. Made possible with support from Social Tech Trust & The Baring Foundation. With thanks to Arts Council England & Nottingham City Council.