Dulwich Picture Gallery: Visual to Vocal 2015

For several years, we have documented Dulwich Picture Gallery‘s community work, particularly the Visual to Vocal programme. This is run in partnership with English Touring Opera and works with people living with dementia and their carers to write an opera with young students from Dulwich College all inspired by the gallery’s unique collection.

This year we had the extra pleasure of visiting Eve, one of the participants, along with her family at home to hear about the benefits that working on the Visual to Vocal project has had not only for Eve, but for everyone involved. It was very generous of the family to invite us into their home so we were able to get an intimate portrait for this film.

Dementia and Alzheimer’s touch us all. Anything that can help support those living with and caring for people with these diseases should be encouraged and celebrated.


Land’s End to John O’Groats

This year my dad, Grant, walked over 1200miles from Land’s End to John O’Groats.

Land's End to John O'Groats

It is a journey he has wanted to complete for as long as I can remember and despite some initial injury concerns and other things that life throws at us he succesfully completed the walk at the end of July

1200 miles Complete

Over the course of the walk he raised over £3000 for the British Heart Foundation, Cash 4 Kids and Combat Stress.

Charity T-Shirts

While he was walking I encouraged him to take some video footage on his phone that we could put together when we was done. He eased himself into the filming as he was enjoying the social life and beautiful views along the early stages.

We finally managed to get some files from him and threw this video together over a weekend for him to put on his blog:

You can read his blog here: http://grantschallenge.co.uk/the-trail-beckons/

More about Grant and his walk here: www.grantschallenge.co.uk