The Memory Room Workshops - Local History Lounge, Newcastle Library

Fridays 5 February |19 February | 5 March | 19 March | 9 April | 23 April | 7 May | 21 May | 4 June | 18 June 2021
7 days from now
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 1hr 30min sessions for people living with dementia and their carers.



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)

23 April, 11am -12:30pm

7 May, 11am -12:30pm

21 May, 11am -12:30pm

4 June, 11am -12:30pm

18 June, 11am -12:30pm

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 - 5 participants and 5 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 05 March 2021 11:00 AM
  • Friday 19 March 2021 11:00 AM
  • Friday 09 April 2021 11:00 AM
  • Friday 23 April 2021 11:00 AM
  • Friday 07 May 2021 11:00 AM
  • Friday 21 May 2021 11:00 AM
  • Friday 04 June 2021 11:00 AM
  • Friday 18 June 2021 11:00 AM

No additional fees apply to this event.



Local History Lounge
Newcastle Library
15 Laman Street