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Valentine’s Day Dementia-Friendly Film Screening
Following on from two successful screenings in 2017, Saffron Screen will continue its dementia-friendly screening programme in February with the colourful musical Seven Brides for Seven Brothers.
The event, which offers those living with dementia an opportunity to see a film in a relaxed, supportive and safe environment, is supported by Saffron Walden Dementia Action Alliance and key features include: more lighting, no adverts, a 15 minute interval and a welcoming environment for those living with dementia and their family, friends and carers. Moving around and noise are also accepted and the doors open one hour before the film starts for socialising and acclimatising. Tickets are priced at £5, carer tickets are free and the ticket price includes a free hot drink and biscuits.
Saffron Screen is committed to making the cinema more accessible and also offers pop-up events in more rural areas of Uttlesford, autism-friendly screenings, an audio description service on most films and shows subtitled films for the hard of hearing. It is also wheelchair friendly and has an induction loop.
The cinema is currently seeking funding to upgrade its audio description equipment and interested parties should contact firstname.lastname@example.org .
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (U) will be shown on Wednesday 14th February at 3pm. Doors open at 2pm. Tickets are available in person from the Tourist Information Centre and box office or online at www.saffronscreen.com.