As part of Dementia Action Week 2019, Coventry Cathedral is inviting people of all ages to take a spin on the dancefloor with the first free to attend Tea Dance.

Taking place on 21st May 2019 between 2 pm and 4 pm, the free event will allow attendees to learn simple dance routines to a live performance from Warwickshire based singer Ms Gloria Sunset, who will be singing songs from yesteryear.

Open to all, the event will also give attendees a chance to speak to the team from Alzheimers Society about what services might be available to them or a family member living with Dementia.

The idea for the event came about when members from the Coventry Dementia Inclusive group met to discuss how to make Coventry as dementia-friendly as possible for residents and visitors to the city.

Alice Williams co-founder of Coventry Dementia Inclusivity Group said:

“The group was set up because myself and co-founder Mhari, who is living with dementia felt there was a need for a more localised approach to ensure that Coventry was not only working towards being more inclusive but was also setting trends for other cities.

There are fantastic groups doing brilliant work across the region and we are pleased to be a part of the Coventry and Warwickshire Dementia Action Alliance.”

Bethany Tatham, the Community Engagement and Development Worker for the Alzheimer’s Society said:

“It’s great that the formation of Dementia Inclusive Coventry has led to an event of this scale being planned for Dementia Action Week. The Tea dance is a fantastic opportunity for all members of the community to unite against dementia.”

Coventry Cathedral is known for its diverse range of arts and cultural events including the Big Fish Little Fish Family Rave and this year will welcome a four day, sold-out run by The Specials in the Ruins.

Asha Eade-Green, Events Manager at Coventry Cathedral said:

“We are so excited to be hosting the Tea Dance. We work to bring so many varied events to the Cathedral, this is another way for us to welcome friendly faces from all communities and we all get to have a jump and a jive.”

The event is free to attend with no need to book beforehand. Just head to Coventry Cathedral from 2 pm - 4 pm on Tuesday 21st May.