Photo Credit Dee Patel of Outroslide Photography

Invisible Voices Series: In Conversation with ‘Shobna Gulati:  Remember Me? Discovering My Mother as She Lost Her Memory

Join us for an inspiring and intimate conversation with TV and stage actress Shobna Gulati, who is famously known for her roles in Coronation Street and Dinner Ladies.

Shobna Gulati speaks with our very own Multi Award Winning Artist, Dawinder Bansal to have an honest discussion on being a carer for one’s parent and the highs and lows that come with this.

They will discuss Shobna’s debut book, ‘Remember Me?’ and the themes of memory, family life and migration. Looking closely at Shobna’s journey in discovering how her mother’s Alzheimer’s dementia changed them both and opened up different worlds and memories which she recalls in her new book.

“Caring for someone with dementia is an isolating experience. Your world is reduced to that one room. You can’t live your life at the same time as living in theirs. I was at Mum’s for about five years. It changes you completely.”

“Dementia is never identikit. No research can prepare you. Memories from different periods in my mum’s life would appear to her simultaneously, like a complex piece of jazz. I joined her on her journey. I would say: “What’s it like there, Mum?”

This event is part of the Invisible Voices Series by artist Dawinder Bansal, shining a light on hidden stories / issues faced in everyday lives.

Performer: Shobna Gulati

Date: 14 February 2021

Time: 4pm - 5pm

Venue: Online   

Price: £12 (+ booking fee)

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