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Play, Sat 15 Jun 2019, free entry

The Purple List... A Gay Dementia Venture

The Purple List... A Gay Dementia Venture


WEST YORKSHIRE QUEER STORIES presents a special performance of _The Purple List... A Gay Dementia Venture_, supported by Leeds Inspired. This short play, by actor Ian Baxter and writer Libby Pearson, will be followed by a discussion and story-sharing session, and signed by a BSL interpreter.

The theatre piece explores the issues around the life of a gay person living with dementia, and how relationships change as dementia progresses. The audience see the couple’s experiences of at-home and residential care, showing positive and negative examples of how being part of the LGBTIQ+ community can impact the overall experience. A Q&A session invites the audience to ask questions of the actor (in and out of character) and writer, and there will also be an opportunity for audience members to record personal reflections as part of the Heritage Lottery-funded archiving project, West Yorkshire Queer Stories.

_The Purple List_ has been performed as part of a dementia-awareness festival at the Leeds Playhouse as well as the FEAST festival in Adelaide, Australia, and is scored by the award-winning musician Finn Henderson.

• 35 minute one-man play followed by Q&A session and story-sharing
• Explores LGBTIQ+ experiences of living with dementia
• Suitable for ages 16+ (strong language)
• BSL signed performance

The event is free to attend with an opportunity for audience members to make donations on a ‘pay as you feel’ basis.

SUPPORTED WITH FUNDING FROM LEEDS INSPIRED, PART OF LEEDS CITY COUNCIL. Leeds Inspired is part of the city’s cultural programme that celebrates arts events and projects throughout the year, supporting high quality, accessible cultural experiences for Leeds’ residents and visitors. Founded in 2012, Leeds Inspired supports culture in the city through grants schemes, commissions and a ‘What’s On’ events website. Leeds Inspired is part of Leeds City Council. []

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Event details

Dates Times
Sat 15 Jun 2019 13:00 to 15:00


Free entry

Please note that admission is by ticket.


Bennett Road,



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Map reference: SE 278360  Lat: 53.82032 Long: -1.57852

By car – access is only from North Lane, end of Bennett Road and NOT Otley Road. Limited on-street parking. Two disabled parking spaces are available on site.

By bus – regular buses run from Leeds city centre to Headingley, Otley Road. Brown Line 1 and Skyline 6 both stop opposite the Original Oak public house and also at the Arndale Centre. Both are only a minutes walk from HEART.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Headingley station


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