What do you lose when you lose your memories? What do you value when this loss reframes your past and future? How do you conceive of love when you can no longer recognise those who mean the most to you? Diagnosed with dementia at 58, Wendy Mitchell was suddenly confronted with the most profound questions about life and identity, but was determined not to be beaten. As Mitchell learned to embrace her new life, she began to see her condition as a chance to experience the world with fresh eyes and to find her own way to make a difference.

Chaired by Sheilagh Matheson

Queen’s Hall Arts is delighted to be a partner of the Hexham Book Festival. We are supporting this session as part of our commitment to become a dementia friendly organisation.  

ART with HEART is a charity auction run by Queen’s Hall Arts,  raising funds for arts projects to support people living with dementia. You can view the fabulous art collection up close in our gallery spaces from 25th April to 23rd May. Be sure to place a bid!

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