Case Studies

English Touring Opera and Turtle Song

In 2012 The Warden’s Trust collaborated with the English Touring Opera over a ten-week period when people with dementia and their carers came together with a composer, musicians, and a producer to make a wonderful song cycle about the sea called Turtle Song.

Each week all the participants, people with dementia and their carers, a composer, musicians and singers, wrote a song and set it to music.  The final performance was attended by other family members and the local community.



Over the last few years Activities Unlimited from Suffolk County Council have come to Warden’s each summer with a large group of children and teenagers with physical and mental disabilities to create their own film.

Scripted by the children and helped by the team from Koan Arts an amazing film was made by all the team.

Moviecamp5 ‘Welcome to the Pitz’ from Mike McManus on Vimeo.