Since 2012 Bathway Theatre Network and the University of Greenwich have worked in collaboration with Reminiscence Theatre Archive (RTN). Founded by Pam Schweitzer, Honorary Fellow at the University of Greenwich and who was the Artistic Director of the Age Exchange Theatre Trust between 1983 and 2005. RTN is an impressive archive shaped by interviews, photos, video material, scripts, production notes, press coverage and other vital material relating to the theatre productions by the Age Exchange Theatre Trust.
Photo credits: Tess van Leeuwen
20th Anniversary Conference
EUROPEAN REMINISCENCE NETWORK EVENTS
Thursday 16th and Friday 17th November 2017
The RTN archive is hosted by the Bathway Theatre, with drama students producing numerous short theatre pieces from it, and participating in such large scale projects as Remembering the Past: Building the Future.
Now Reminiscence Theatre are commencing a new set of sessions Remembering Yesterday Caring Today commencing from Wednesday 16 May: people with dementia and a close relative – such as a husband, wife, partner, son, daughter, sister – will be sharing stories and having fun together through music, drama, drawing, singing, dancing and good conversation. A training course and apprenticeships in reminiscence arts in dementia care will also begin on Monday 14 May.
Bathway Theatre Network Production Manager, Dave Hockham visited Dresden as Reminiscence Theatre representative for the upcoming Open European Societies conference.
The conference included a series of art and cultural actions, performances,
photo exhibition and film screenings along with debates about diversity and prosperity in Europe.
Discussing the cultural assets of culturally diverse societies; referring to many different success stories of migration from the 1900s and comparing them to current European refugee issues.