Hull community project The Butterfly Effect wraps up with kaleidoscopic exhibition

The Butterfly Effect, a Hull community project that explores the lives of people living with dementia, will culminate with a showcase of work created throughout the year on Fri 1 Dec.

Taking place at Kardomah 94 from 2pm, Hear Our Voice, Celebrate With Us will feature a kaleidoscope of artwork produced by people living with dementia and members of the public who attended a series of music, poetry and art workshops.

A sculpture has been the centrepiece of each workshop, symbolising the transition of those affected by dementia from diagnosis to acceptance and positive living. Now, these sculptures, having transformed into one butterfly sculpture, will take to the sky, followed by a kaleidoscope of butterflies carrying messages of hope for the future.

This final event will be a colourful celebration of everyone who has attended The Butterfly Effect workshops to date, and the project’s achievements throughout 2017 and beyond.

June Cooke, facilitator of Butterflies, who have organised the project, said: “Seeing people with dementia relaxed and enjoying performing in front of a live audience has been an absolute joy, and if those coming to see our exhibition gain a little more understanding about dementia, then we have ticked all of our boxes.”

Martin Green, director of Hull 2017, said: “Dementia is affecting more and more people in the UK as we cope with an ageing population. The Butterfly Effect has allowed people living with dementia to access and enjoy art and culture, whilst at the same time exploring what living with dementia is like.

It has been a fantastic project from start to finish.”

The Butterfly Effect is part of the Hull 2017 Creative Communities Programme.

Hear Our Voice, Celebrate With Us takes place at Kardomah 94 on Fri 2 Dec from 2pm. Entry is free.