Creative Arts & Dementia using Timeslips method.

“TimeSlips opens storytelling to everyone by replacing the pressure to remember with the freedom to imagine.”

I am glad, but not surprised that TimeSlips has worked so well for you. Not only does it fit perfectly with all of the other work that you are doing, but the facilitators that you sent to us are outstanding.”  Joan Williamson  TimeSlips Coordinator

There are 4 Pioneer Project facilitators who are accredited TimeSlips trainers. We have developed TimeSlips sessions in collaboration with The National Trust, The Folly Art Gallery and Museum and we continue to facilitate this work in our Arts and Dementia regular sessions.

TimeSlips works with the imagination. We enable groups of participants to respond openly to images and/or artefacts and to develop a story born out of those responses. We provide images that allow for imaginative responses.

The sessions are lively, participants engagement builds as the session develops and the stories take unlikely twists and turns which create much pleasure for everyone involved.

Do enjoy the pictures and stories linked on the right but please start with the short one that follows…

 The Woodland Trio

It is a hive of industry.

The Squirrel looks very worried and he’s called his friends in.

“What are these guys doing to our woods?”

The Squirrel is called Tufty (which is going back in time a bit). The Rabbit is called Peter and they are in a Jazz band together. Tufty plays Bass although someone has taken it from him and he’s not sure whether to retire. Peter sings what Tufty tells him. The Deer is called Doe and he is the manager, he does the publicity, although he may have to find another job because he may have been cut out.

The name of the band is The Woodland Trio.

The main thing is to get rid of the men so they can dispose of the ladder on the floor. It’s a Boardwalk – no a Broadwalk.

Privacy is being invaded.

They are going to unite to make the situation better.

“Absorption in the image and the story are present throughout. There is a great deal of laughter. All participants get involved creating an unlikely and compelling tale.” ~ Philippa Troutman Pioneer Projects Creative Arts and Dementia Program Manager