Dementia-Friendly programme

This Autumn at the Barn

Classic films and a special theatre performance

This Autumn the Barn invites people living with dementia and their family and/or personal assistants to come and enjoy a wonderful programme of cinema and theatre.

Cinemas can provide a powerful way to reconnect with memories and people. Watch classic films such as Calamity Jane and Casablanca in a safe, relaxed setting, with the lights up a little and sound down a touch. Each screening will include a short interval. 

Come along, sing along to the action on screen, and above all, have fun!

Our newly launched Dementia Friendly screenings welcome people living with dementia and their access assistant.  Supported by Film Hub Scotland, part of the BFI’s Film Audience Network. 



Screenings are open to all. 
Tickets £5

Box Office 01330-825431 (Tues - Sat 12noon - 4pm)

Wednesday 25 October @ 2.30pm
Film: Calamity Jane (U) (1953)

Doris Day and Howard Keel star as "Calamity" Jane and "Wild Bill" Hickock in this lighthearted musical based on the lives of two real celebrities of the American West. Calamity Jane is the roughest, toughest gal in the town of Deadwood. And only Wild Bill Hickock is man enough to discover the lady underneath the tough talk and gun belts. Winner of an Academy Award for Best Original Song Secret Love.

Running time 101 minutes plus interval


Wednesday 8 November @ 2.30pm
Film: Singin’ in the Rain (U) (1952)

In 1927, Don Lockwood has worked his way up from being a song-and-dance man with partner Cosmo Brown to become a top movie star. His on-screen partner, Lina Lamont, who believes that Don loves her for real, needs to have her awful voice dubbed with the arrival of talkies. The girl selected is 'serious' actress Kathy Selden, for whom Don soon falls.

Classic musical comedy starring Gene Kelly, Donald O'Connor and Debbie Reynolds. It’s hard to believe that while filming the famous title song, Gene Kelly had a fever of 39°C!

Running time 103 minutes plus interval


Wednesday 6 December @ 2.30pm
Film: Casablanca (U) (1942)

Rick Blaine (Humphrey Bogart), who owns a nightclub in Casablanca, discovers his old flame Ilsa (Ingrid Bergman) is in town with her husband, Victor Laszlo (Paul Henreid). Laszlo is a famed rebel, and with Germans on his tail, Ilsa knows Rick can help them get out of the country.

According to the American Film Institute, Casablanca is the most quotable film of all time, with “Play it Again, Sam” probably being one of the films most widely misquoted lines.

Running time 102 minutes plus interval



Hearts and Minds: Curious Shoes
A joyful performance for people living with dementia and their loved ones to share.

Wednesday 11 October  @ 2.30pm
Thursday 12 October @ 11am

Live music, movement and very few words bring this funny, entertaining and beautifully simple story to life. The audience is invited to join our quartet of talented performers on their curious voyage of discovery.

Curious Shoes has been created by Magdalena Schamberger, Artistic Director of Hearts & Minds, an arts in health charity with over 16 years experience of using the performing arts to improve the quality of life for people living with dementia. Curious Shoes is a bespoke performance designed with this audience at its heart.

Part of Luminate: Scotland’s creative ageing festival

£4 for one adult (including 1 family member/friend or personal assistant)

Tickets are not available online - to book please call Box Office on 01330 825431

Please note this performance is only for those living with dementia

News Curious Shoes

Talk by Magdalena Schamberger: Hearts & Minds

Thursday 12 October @ 7pm

Magdalena will discuss the creative journey and research behind the development of Curious Shoes. Learn how positive interaction with the arts can enhance the wellbeing of people living with dementia, their loved ones and carers. She will be sharing a short film about the piece followed by a Q&A session.

Running time 50 minutes

£6, £5 conc, Free to Friends of the Barn BOOK

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