Created Out of Mind in the news

The latest coverage on Created Out of Mind's research, events and activities. 


'Slow Radio: Dementia Voices', BBC Radio 3

17th December 2017

Following our collaboration with BBC Radio 3 as part of their 'Why Music? The Key to Memory' residency at Wellcome Collection, BBC Radio 3 released their new Slow Radio podcast 'Dementia Voices'.

The podcast features soundbites from people experiencing dementias, taken from the Created Out of Mind Talking Life podcast series. Susanna Howard, who led this work, introduced the speakers who shared their personal stories and life observations. 


'Can music give people with Alzheimer's a new lease of life?', The Telegraph

12th October 2017

"[People with dementia] are worth working with: htey are human as any of us event if they can;t always articulate the way we do", Professor Paul Camic.

Julia Llewellyn Smith discusses Wigmore Hall's 'Singing with friends' Choir and Created Out of Mind's work with them to measure

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Sunday Brunch 10, Monocle Radio

15th October 2017

Monocle Radio 24 interview Created Out of Mind Director Sebastian Crutch about our work shaping perceptions of dementias through music, and conversations with those experiencing the  condition. 

An excerpt from our Talking Life podcast series also featured- an interview with Rukiya Mukadam on the subject of 'Purpose'. 

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'Why Music? The Key to Memory' Residency, BBC and Wellcome

13th - 15th October 2017

Created Out of Mind's work on music and dementia featured across a weekend of live performances and discussions produced by BBC Radio 3 in partnership with Wellcome Collection. The Residency which explored the connections between music, memory and the mind, included contributions from a number of Created Out of Mind collaborators, from new choral pieces and panel debates to the voices and experiences of people living with dementias. 


Art can be a powerful medicine against dementia, The Guardian

16th July 2017

In recognition of the launch of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Arts, Health and Wellbeing (APPGAHW) Creative Health report, Created Out of Mind feature in this piece, highlighting the value of the arts for people living with dementia.

Created Out of Mind contributed to this report, which looks into current practice and research in the arts in health and social care, with a view to making recommendations to improve policy and practice. Download the report here.

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Opening the Mind's Eye, The World of Interiors

10th July 2017

How do physical spaces affect interior spaces? Pick up the August issue to read more about Created Out of Mind researcher Janneke van Leeuwen's work exploring how art and colour can affect the relationship between what we perceive, interpret and communicate, and what this might mean for people living with a dementia.


Conversations in time, Aarhus 2017

Created Out of Mind artist and neuropsychologist Janneke Van Leeuwen talks with Andreas Roepstorff about the effect of art on communication & connectivity. Conversations in time is an audiobook and podcast inspired by Suzi Gablik's 'Conversations Before the End of Time', produced for Aarhus 2017.


Our journey so far, Wellcome

10th April 2017

With applications for the next Wellcome Hub Award now open, our Director Seb Crutch talks about how this award brought life to an abstract vision to shape perceptions of dementias and the arts. Read about our journey so far and what's next for Created Out of Mind. 


Forgotten but not gone, Philip Ball, The Guardian

11th March 2017

"The stereotype of an elderly loved one sitting blankly in a care home, unable to speak or recognise relatives, is not all there is to it."

Phil Ball highlights the work of Created Out of Mind to challenge dementia stereotypes and harness the power of the arts for people living with dementias.