Café Muse

Every second Thursday of the month we host a dementia-friendly Café Muse workshop. Café Muse takes place at Stratford Methodist Church Hall.

Led and delivered by our professional musicians, the sessions include music from many different genres and cultures, both familiar and perhaps unfamiliar, and encourage conversation by sharing life experiences and stories from the past. Attendees can learn or rediscover a musical skill, participate in the composition of new music, sing along to old favourites and create new friendships. Musicians have received Mindsong training, giving them an understanding of creating inclusive and engaging sessions for people living with dementia and their carers.

The Café is free to attend and includes refreshments and a light lunch. Participants are able to join for all or part of a Café Muse session, individually or with a friend/family member/carer. 

To book on a Café Muse session or to find out more give us a call on 01926 350028

Cafe Muse

Photography by Lucy Barriball on behalf of the RSC

Diane Clarke

“He absolutely loved Café Muse. It lifted his spirits and was stimulating.
Thank you for all that you & your wonderful musicians do for the dementia community.”

“Café Muse has enormous importance for the participants
– the music is beautiful and the research for all to participate is fantastic.”

Stratford Methodist Church, Old Town, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 6BG

When:  Monthly – 2nd Thursday of the month 

What time: 11am-2pm

How Much: It’s FREE

Café Muse Stratford is generously funded by:

“Music has such a powerful role in supporting people at whatever stage of their dementia journey. It is such an amazing experience to see people come alive with the music; join in, tap their feet, sing along and really get involved with the sessions.
We are so pleased to be able to bring our professional musicians to these homes & cafés and know that our players are gaining a great deal from the experience too.”