The Memory Room Workshops - Local History Lounge, Newcastle Library

11am - 12:30pm
1 hour 30 minutes per session

You are invited to take part in the Memory Room workshops at Newcastle Libraries.

Art therapist, Alice Ropata, will draw upon images and items from our Local Studies collection and current exhibitions from the Lovett Gallery to enable the participant to take a journey back in time.

A photograph can evoke much more than a memory. The images in the Memory Room will encourage conversation, share stories, laughter and connection.

We tailor the one-hour sessions for people living with dementia and their carers.



16 October, 11am -12pm

30 October, 11am -12pm

13 November, 11am -12:30pm

27 November, 11am -12:30pm

11 December, 11am -12:30pm


5 February, 11am -12:30pm

19 February, 11am -12:30pm

5 March, 11am -12:30pm

19 March, 11am -12:30pm

9 April, 11am -12:30pm (2 April – Good Friday holiday)

Cost: Free

Bookings essential

Important booking information: Please select your tickets depending on if you are participant or their carer. There are a small number of spots available for each session - 4 participants and 4 carers per session.

All efforts are being taken to make our library programs safe and inclusive. To help make our programs safer we require all participants to book in advance online. Unfortunately, we won’t have space for drop ins. If you are unwell, or someone in your household is unwell, please stay home. If you cannot make it to a program please cancel your ticket, so someone else can join in the fun.

Find out more about The Memory Room project by visiting The Memory Room page on our website here.


  • Friday 11 December 2020 11:00 AM
  • Friday 05 February 2021 11:00 AM
  • Friday 19 February 2021 11:00 AM
  • Friday 05 March 2021 11:00 AM
  • Friday 19 March 2021 11:00 AM
  • Friday 09 April 2021 11:00 AM

No additional fees apply to this event.



Local History Lounge
Newcastle Library
15 Laman Street