Farnham Maltings is actively fulfilling its civic role within the town, strengthening our community well-being through arts projects, making this a happier and safer place to live, for all ages.

Our 2017 season begins on Monday 9th Jan with Singing for the Mind at 1.30pm for people with dementia and their carers (£3), followed that evening by the first of six sessions of Take Care: bespoke and lighthearted drama workshops specifically for carers of people with dementia (£5/session drop in or £20 for all 6 weeks, incl. refreshments).  Tuesday 10th Jan sees the return of Chaos Choir at 10.30am (£5/session drop in or £40 for 10 booked in advance) and on Thursday 12th Jan at 10.30am, Meet Me at the Maltings is back for more patchworking in the foyer (£6/session drop in or £50 for 12 booked in advance).

Our programme of well-being enhancing arts activity is continually evolving.   We’re looking at developing projects on insomnia and concentration as well dance, theatre, sculpture and film to celebrate older age.  Click on the boxes to your right for more details and booking.

Funding update:

We are delighted to have recently received funding from both Right at Home, Guildford and Farnham and the Johnson Wax Charitable Trust to enable us to continue with our weekly Singing for the Mind and Meet Me at the Maltings sessions.   An enormous thank you from us to you!

We have also been fortunate to receive generous funding from Farnham Lions Club to further our work supporting carers: Take Care, fun drama improvisation workshops for carers of people with dementia and Chaos Choir, a lively child friendly choir where new parents can sing, for themselves, a mix of a-capella and world music as well as pop classics and rounds.


Elsewhere, about to, or currently running..


Career opportunity of the week – become a professional cuddler!

TV catch up

Wallander – highly recommend this for anyone wanting to get an understanding of memory loss.

A Different Brain – TV journalist Louis Theroux takes a look at the issues that some of the estimated one million people in the UK living with the long-term effects of a brain injury have to deal with. (BBC iPlayer)

The Truth About Dementia – Angela Rippon investigates Alzheimer’s disease. She learns how people can help to prevent it, meets some of those who are living with it and explores her own risk of developing it. (BBC iPlayer)

The brilliant Channel 4 documentary series of three – Dementiaville.

An 80 year old man living with dementia signs a record deal after filming a carpool video with his son for the Alzheimer’s Society http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-lancashire-37379260  Here’s the full video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FUapDaSKzys

For further information, ideas and suggestions, please contact Kath Boddy, Arts & Health Programmer on 01252 745406 or email kath.boddy@farnhammaltings.com.  You can read Kath’s profile here.


arts & elders | dementia-friendly afternoons
Museum of Farnham, 38 West Street, Farnham GU9 7DX
2pm,  £2, booking is required, refreshments included

Explore an element of our collection with the curatorial team. Join us for tea and cake in the Garden Gallery afterwards and handle objects from our living history collection. For more informaiton and to book please visit the Museum pages.