In the Light of Day

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In the Light of Day

In the Light of Day is a research and development project for people living with dementia in care home settings and theatres. The project focuses on hands, gloves, beauty and person-centred care in times of social distancing and PPE. It aims to develop ‘scalable’ and hopefully un-cancellable indoor and outdoor performances for this context.

The project is funded by Creative Scotland and is being developed over a 9-month period, between October 2020 and July 2021, with creative collaborators Nicolette Macleod, Tim Licata and Cai Tomos under the direction of myself, Magdalena Schamberger.

In the Light of Day is scheduled to culminate in two live work-in-progress performances in Edinburgh at the beginning of July 2021. It is hoped that further funding can then be raised to tour the project widely and make it accessible for people living with dementia across Scotland.

We will be creating a number of videos, showcasing hands and gloves, to accompany the live In the Light of Day performance. To explore the suitability of this approach for our audience, we are currently testing a series of films, recorded on Zoom, while working together in different cities during lockdown in December 2020. The films have been made for research purposes and to stimulate conversation and are not yet intended for public viewing.

If you are a family member or professional carer of a person with dementia, either at home or in a care home, and would like to view the films and participate in our research by answering a short, simple feedback questionnaire, please get in touch by sending an email to as soon as possible.

Thank you very much in advance for your interest.

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