The Exhibition of Hidden Talents proved to be a great success, both for visitors and those exhibiting. It enabled visitors to St. Andrew’s Church, whether attending the StArt Concert, an organ recital, Holt Christmas lights or a church service, to see some of the ‘Hidden Talents’ of those who live with dementia.
For clients, carers and volunteers attending the weekly Tuesday morning ‘Poppy Café’, it brought back happy memories of activities, hobbies, places visited or exotic holidays. In some cases the exhibits provided opportunities to talk over and explore past common, but as yet unrecognised interests such as: sport, whether as sportsman or spectator; craftwork or art, as artist or admirer. The event certainly provoked interest for those living with dementia and enabled all Poppy Club attendees to reminisce over past experiences.
It was especially fitting that the exhibition coincided with the memorial service of David Banham; and those attending the service were able to appreciate and acknowledge his love of photography, which turned out to be but one of David’s many talents.
A huge thank you to all those who attend Holt and District Dementia Support for their exhibits; and to the public for visiting the exhibition.