Bringing Tate Britain into the Home of Compassion

Home of Compassion, in Thames Ditton, is joining forces with Tate Britain to bring art into the care home and allow residents who may not be able to visit the London gallery to still enjoy what it has to offer.

The Curator of Access and Special Projects at the Tate Marcus Dickey Horley, will be hosting the event at the Thames Ditton home on Tuesday, September 26th.

Marcus will describe a number of famous and lesser known paintings and sculptures spanning 500 years of British and International art, explaining the significance of these works, stories about the lives of the artists and asking just what is it that makes these artworks so enduring and popular.

Using audio description, handling objects and storytelling, he will ensure that this talk is accessible to people with a wide range of disabilities including hearing loss, visual impairment, memory loss and mild dementia. Hearing amplification equipment and earphones will be provided.

Home of Compassion Business Development Executive Nancy Kirk said; “We are really excited to have secured this visit from Tate Britain for our residents and friends here at Home of Compassion.

“It will be a really special occasion where Tate Britain and Home of Compassion come together to provide the audience with an opportunity to learn about some of the current pieces in the Tate Britain collection.”

Home of Compassion is dedicated to providing the highest level of residential, nursing and dementia care for up to 71 elderly residents. The luxurious care home is set in delightful surroundings in the heart of Thames Ditton, with beautiful views over the river.

To book a place at the Tate Britain event please call 0208 339 3100. For more information about Home of Compassion and Caring Homes visit our website at www.caringhomes.org

Home of Compassion

Home Manager

Avril Jones

Address

58 High Street,
Thames Ditton,
Surrey,
KT7 0TT

Contact
0808 223 5406
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