dementia festival

The East Hampshire Dementia Festival will be held on March 10 2023 at Petersfield Festival Hall.

It is arranged in partnership between East Hampshire District Council and Dementia Friendly Petersfield, a local dementia charity.

It will offer activities suitable for people with dementia as well as music, crafts and a chance to meet and chat with people who share similar experiences.

Open from 10am-3.30pm the festival will feature:

  • Solicitor’s advice, including Powers of Attorney
  • Memory Café serving free refreshments
  • Live music
  • Petersfield Dementia Choir
  • Support and advice to stay safe and well
  • Information and practical advice from 30+ organisations

See the Dementia festival poster 2023 

Getting to the Dementia Festival

The 2023 Dementia Festival will take place again at the Petersfield Festival Hall, located in the centre of Petersfield.

Venue address - Festival Hall, Heath Road, Petersfield, GU31 4EA

Find out where it is on Google Maps

Parking - there is a large pay-and-display car park adjacent to the Festival Hall and parking will be free in this Festival Hall car park for those attending the Dementia Festival. 

Public transport - Petersfield is accessible by bus and has a train station.

To plan your journey by public transport please visit the Hampshire County Council website.

About dementia

There are more than 18,000 people in Hampshire with dementia and it is estimated to affect one in six people over 80 and one in 14 over 65.

Jeff Williams a Petersfield Dementia Friends Champion organises the event with the support of East Hampshire District Council.

He said: “Dementia is extremely common and affects so many families, but often people don’t know anything about it until they are faced with a diagnosis.

“There’s lots you can do to help someone live well with dementia by keeping active and keeping your brain healthy and exercised.

“At the Dementia Festival there’s a huge amount of expert advice, legal support, medical support, compassion and companionship.

“If you have an elderly relative who is suffering from memory loss of who has recently been diagnosed with dementia come along to the festival and find out what you can do to help.”

Get in touch

To find out more contact Callum Christie or Hannah Robbins at East Hampshire District Council - or - or Jeff Williams, Dementia Friends Champion, Petersfield on 07849 195702.