Demenstoria is an artistic exploration of living with dementia.


Demenstoria is an artistic exploration of living with dementia. Originally commissioned in 2014 by the Forget-me-not Chorus and Welsh National Opera, the work was conceived as an Oratorio for two soloists and Chorus. The poetry was written by Louise Osborn after honest and open discussions with members of the Forget-me-not Chorus. The group were eager to tell their stories and to have their voices heard. This insightful and honest poetry was set to music by David Harrington and performed at The Wales Millennium Centre by soloists and Orchestra from Welsh National Opera as well as The Forget-me-not Chorus.


This exhibition revisits Demenstoria and enhances the artistic experience with the powerful photography of Dan Green. Some of the poetry is read by the Welsh actor, Tom Cullen, a great supporter of the charity and son of Louise Osborn. For most people little is known and quite a lot is feared about living with dementia. For the Forget-me-not Chorus it is the stuff of daily life. Each day brings encounters with the particular difficulties, the pleasures, the new learning, the challenges, the laughs, the losses, the absurdities, frustrations, pain and love. This exhibition is dedicated to the brave and honest Forget-me-Not choristers who wish to demystify and celebrate those who live with or alongside dementia.


Cardiff North
We rehearse on Monday evening from 6.30-8.30pm in Thornhill Church Centre, Excalibur Way, Cardiff, CF14 9GA .

Cardiff South & Vale
We rehearse on Thursday evening from 6.30-8.30pm in Elfed Avenue United Church Hall, Elfed Avenue, Penarth, CF64 3LX
We rehearse on Wednesday afternoon from 1.45-3.45pm in Beaufort Centre, St Julians,
NP19 7UB

Colwyn Bay

We rehearse on a Thursday evening from 6.30-8.30pm at Rhos on Sea Methodist Church, 49 Rhos Rd, Rhos on Sea, Colwyn Bay LL28 4RS

5 Lewis Road
CF64 2LW
Tel: 02922 362064



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The Forget-me-not Chorus is a registered charity No. 1151812                                                                                                                                        © 2019 Forget -me-not Chorus