‘There’s No Bus Map for Dementia’ Comic Launch and Workshop, 26th Jun

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As part of the International Graphic Novels Conference taking place at Manchester Metropolitan University, we are thrilled to be announcing the launch of the ‘There’s No Bus Map for Dementia’ comic followed by a workshop event.

The comic has been produced as part of an Arts Council England funded project at Manchester Metropolitan University in the Education and Social Research Institute. The project piloted a collaborative, patient-led approach to health comics creation. Artists and people living with dementia work together in a series of arts workshops to find ways to represent and depict the condition in a comics format.

As part of the public and practitioner day of the International Graphic Novels Conference, we have two events for you to look forward to: the launch of the comic including a Q&A with the artists, and a workshop for practitioners and carers who support people living with dementia. Both events are FREE and you can book tickets on Eventbrite.

Launch of ‘There’s No Bus Map for Dementia’ Mini-Comic

Date: Wednesday 26th June 2019

Time: 1pm – 1.45pm

Location: GM335, Geoffrey Manton Building, Rosamond St West, Manchester Met, M15 6LL

Tickets: FREE – Available on Eventbrite

Join us for the launch of ‘There’s No Bus Map for Dementia’, a new mini-comic about the experience of living well with dementia and the condition’s social and emotional impacts​. The comic was created through a series of arts workshops in which artists and people living with dementia have worked together to find ways to represent and depict the condition in a comics format. The finished comic aims to improve understanding around what it is like to have dementia and how people with dementia would prefer to be treated.

At the launch event, you can meet the artists involved and also participants from the Beth Johnson Foundation who co-created the comic. There will be an opportunity to hear about their experiences and ask questions, as well as collect your free copy of the comic.


‘There’s No Bus Map for Dementia’: Workshop for health/social care practitioners and carers

Date: Wednesday 26th June 2019

Time: 2pm – 3.30pm

Location: GM335, Geoffrey Manton Building, Rosamond St West, Manchester Met, M15 6LL

Tickets: FREE – Available on Eventbrite

Following the launch of ‘There’s No Bus Map for Dementia’, we’ll be holding a workshop for practitioners and carers who support people living with dementia. The workshop will be an opportunity to find out more about the creation of the comic and to discuss ways it might be used when working with people with dementia and their families and carers. The workshop will be co-facilitated by researchers, artists, people living with dementia and dementia advocates who were involved in the project and there will be opportunities to find out more about all aspects of the project.

For more information about the project, please see: https://www2.mmu.ac.uk/esri/research/projects/dementia-comics/#d.en.96798  or https://dementiacomics.tumblr.com/​ 

About The International Graphics Novel conference

The International Graphics Novel conference will take place at Manchester Metropolitan University from 24th to 28th June 2019. Our theme this year is Storyworlds and Transmedia Universes. Visit our website for further information.

Organising Committee:

Joan Ormrod: J.ormrod@mmu.ac.uk
Matthew Screech: m.screech@mmu.ac.uk
David Huxley davidhuxley@gmail.com
Chris Murray C.Murray@dundee.ac.uk
Julia Round jround@bournemouth.ac.uk
Laurence Grove Laurence.Grove@glasgow.ac.uk

The Wednesday will be a public and pracitioner day, which all are welcome to attend. To see our full day schedule, please click here.

Manchester Metropolitan University is committed to disability equality. If you have any access requirements, please let us know via 0161 247 6740 or email us at lucy.simpson@mmu.ac.uk before you arrive to help us to make sure that your visit to the event is as enjoyable as possible.

For more information, please contact:

Lucy Simpson · lucy.simpson@mmu.ac.uk

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