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 First Scottish Dementia Arts Festival

100/6000 Gathering 2023

November 13th - 16th 2023


Deepness are pleased to announce our 100/6000 Gathering 2023


Our First Scottish Dementia Arts Festival 

Taken place at the Eden Court Theatre, Inverness, November 13th to 16th 2023.




Your Invitation

All of us at Deepness are really excited about this years' 100/6000 Gathering and the very first Scottish Dementia Arts Festival which will be held in Inverness in November this year.

We hope that you will be able to join us.

As always, we have some sponsored places for people with dementia to attend alongside their care partner if they need their support to attend.

Workers are welcome to attend this event over held on the Tuesday 14th and  Wednesday 15th November 2023.

Everyone is also welcome to the Scottish Dementia arts festival which runs from the 13th – 16th November. The festival is free, and people can donate if they wish. All funds raised will be used to help the festival to happen in Dundee in 2024.

The current programme for both events (subject to change) can be found within this document. The Gathering is Free for people with dementia and where necessary their unpaid support. There is a cost for Workers or Students and a suggested contribution from those who can afford to contribute. (Please note we do not set any parameters on what constitutes affordability and leave this decision to every individual).



The Cost to attend both days of the 100/6000 Gathering is as follows,

Worker Two Days Attendance                                           £125

Student / Apprentice Two Day                                          £60

Suggested Contribution Two Day Low/No waged          £40

Person Living with Dementia                                             £0

Essential Support Person    £0



Registration to the event includes refreshments at the reception on the afternoon of the 13th teas/coffee and lunch during the gathering on the 14th and 15th of November as well as all the sessions of the gathering. The event is not designed to make profit and every person who has a paid place ensures that more people who cannot pay can attend.

*Please note this is suggested if someone cannot pay anything this will not be a barrier to them registering for a place. 



To register/book please contact Karen Taylor -

Telephone - 01851 810789 or 07884268192



We are pleased to announce that the minister Marie Todd MSP responsible for the New Dementia Strategy has accepted our invitation to open our gathering and we are looking forward to hearing what she has to say.



The programme for the gathering is as follows:



08:45 - Registration Open For 100/6000 Gathering   

09:40 - Welcome and introduction Sue director Deepness Ltd.

09:50 - The Ullapool Welcome

09:55 - Introduction to Maree Todd MSP

10:00 - Gathering opening Maree Todd MSP Minister responsible for the new dementia strategy

10:20 - Ron Coleman, Chairperson Deepness Ltd response to minister and set scene for discussion (1) Can the arts increase our resilience and autonomy? and if so; What does this mean for dementia services?

10:30 - Festival Day Programme Begins 

10:35 - Discussion Groups One

11:15 - Comfort Break

11:45 - Feedback from groups Agnes Houston

12:30 - Morning round up John Scotter

Lunch Exhibitions


14:15 -Welcome Back & Introduction to discussion groups two. Artists, Patients, or Students How do we want to be treated when doing art?    

14:30 - Discussion Groups Two

15:15 - Comfort Break

15:45 - Feedback from groups John & Sue Scotter

16:15 - Afternoon round up Anne Scott

16:30 - Break & Exhibitions




09:00 - Registration & Mingle

09:40 - Open Day Ullapool

09:45 - Chairs opening remarks

09:50 - Welcome & Introduction to our Big Conversation Irene, (Stand) Mandy B? (Kirrie Connections) Kainde M (Head of Dementia Age Scotland) Willy (director Deepness) Topic Creating our Joint Dementia Arts Manifesto

10:10 - Group Discussion by Canvas 4 Groups Jane, Anne -Marie, Willy & Dawn

11:15 - Coffee

11:45 - Return to Group Discussion by Canvas

12:15 - Feedback Our Dementia Manifesto Ron & Graham

12:45 - Round up and close Graham & Ron

13:00 - Close Gathering Ullapool

Lunch & Exhibitions





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