The Memory Roadshow will focus on various topics and run at Plympton, Plymstock, St Budeaux and Devonport libraries between now and Spring 2016.
People will be able to look at objects and photos from the Museum and Art Gallery’s collections, browse library resources and use what they see as a starting point to share their memories.
They can also talk to staff about the plans for the History Centre, an exciting development project for the city which will see a major new visitor attraction open on the site of the current Museum and Art Gallery and Central Library in 2020.
Members of local care and residential homes and sheltered housing schemes will be invited to each session but anyone is welcome to attend. The sessions are free, there is no need to book and people can drop in for as little or as long as they like.
Deputy Council Leader Peter Smith said: “The Memory Roadshow will be a great way to raise awareness of our arts, heritage and library services, gather feedback and share information about the forthcoming History Centre.”
Councillor Ian Tuffin, Cabinet Member for Health and Adult Social Care, added: “We are keen to explore ways we can work with older or isolated people, including those with dementia. Sessions like this provide people with a chance to talk, meet others and share their stories about life back in the day in a safe, friendly and informal environment.”
Sessions will run from 10am to midday on the following dates and refreshments will be provided:
- Friday 18 September, Plymstock Library: Memories of Healthcare
- Thursday 15 October, Devonport Library: Memories of Fashion
- Wednesday 11 November, Plympton Library: Memories of Work in Plymouth
- Friday 18 December, Plymstock Library: Memories of Family
- Thursday 21 January, St Budeaux Library: Memories of the Urban Landscape
- Thursday 11 February, Devonport Library: Memories of ‘Going Out on the Town’