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TimeSlips Training & Certification Programme 2-Day Course

  • Venue: Other Space
  • Duration: 2 Days
  • Other: For professionals that would like to become a certified TimeSlips Practitioner
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TimeSlips ( is a world renowned, evidence-based creative engagement and community-building method that invites older people to imagine and create new stories together. Developed by theatre practitioner and academic, Anne Basting in Milwaukee, USA, TimeSlips brings meaning and joy to older people wherever they live – and whatever their abilities.

TimeSlips is particularly enriching for people living with dementia, as it replaces the pressure to remember with the freedom to imagine.

For the first time TimeSlips Training and Certification will be offered as a 2-day programme on Tuesday 6th and Wednesday 7th March, to equip artists, carers, health and social care staff with a new approach to communication and engagement with the people they support.

The programme, delivered by Master Trainer, Joan Williamson, includes sessions on:

  • Asking beautiful questions
  • Creativity and creative engagement
  • Understanding the principles of TimeSlips Storytelling
  • Practicing with people living with dementia
  • Designing special projects
  • Building partnerships
  • Becoming accredited as a Certified TimeSlips Facilitator

For those who complete certification, training also includes:

  • Digital copy of TimeSlips manual and storykit
  • Ongoing online support and access to resources and our inspiring international community of creative connectors!


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Captioned Performance

Open captioning allows theatre goers with varying degrees of hearing to view the full text as it is spoken or sung, including sound effects and off stage noises. These appear on a scrolling screen, positioned on or at the side of the stage.

British Sign Language Interpreted

A signed performance is the usual full production using either the creative use of sign integrated into the performance or a British Sign Language Interpreter on stage interpreting the show for D/deaf attendees.

Audio Described

Audio Described performances are designed to improve the experience of visually impaired and blind attendees. As well as listening to the dialogue on stage the customer can wear a headset and listen to a live description of the action on stage.

Relaxed Performance

A relaxed performance is a specially selected show from our programme, with slight adaptations to make it suitable for an audience of young people or adults with learning disabilities. This may include extra lighting, additional wheelchair spaces and the freedom to move to alternative seating if required.

Dementia-Friendly Performance

Dementia friendly performances are for all audiences. The theatre experience is enhanced for people living with dementia and their supporters, with adaptations to front of house service, the show and pre-show information packs. Additional dementia-aware staff, quiet spaces, clear signage and visual markers, sound and lighting adjustments and flexible seating options all help to create a supportive, shared experience.

Sing Along

Singalong with the cast in this exclusive performance. Join in as loud as you like, fancy dress is optional but highly recommended.

Post Show Discussion

Parent & Baby Performance

A Parent and Baby performance enables parents to attend the theatre with their baby (under 12 months). We make small adaptations to the lighting and sound effects, including keeping the auditorium lights slightly raised. The seating is unallocated and there is a relaxed attitude to noise.

Booking Fees:

*A transaction fee of £2.50 will be applied to all phone and internet bookings.


  • Captioned - Captioned
  • Signed - Signed
  • Audio Description - Audio Description
  • Relaxed Performance - Relaxed Performance
  • Dementia Friendly Performance - Dementia Friendly Performance
  • Post Show Discussion - Post Show Discussion
  • Sing Along - Sing Along
  • Parent & Baby Performance - Parent & Baby Performance
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