The Unfurlings


Currently running until Sunday, 30 January 2022

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The Unfurlings: banners for hope and change created by people living with dementia. Artist Ian Beesley, designer Martyn Hall, cartoonist Tony Husband and poet Ian McMillan, have worked with people with dementia and their carers to create a series of sixteen large banners that draw on the rich tradition of political banners highlighting inequalities, to campaign for a better understanding and representation of people living with dementia. The ‘A Life More Ordinary’ project originated from research led by the University of Exeter, which aims to support people to live as well as possible with dementia. Through the project, the artists have worked with a number of groups affected by dementia around the country, including in Kent, Oldham, Preston, Exeter, York, Leeds, Bradford and Scarborough, with each area taking a different approach tailored to the group. The idea of focusing on banners originated with a group the project worked with in York, which campaigns for better support for those living with dementia who travel by public transport.

Opening Notes:

Bradford Industrial Museum is now open. Visit from 10am-4pm Wednesday-Friday and 11am-4pm Saturday & Sunday.

Price notes:

Free entry

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Venue Details

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Bradford Industrial Museum
Moorside Road
01274 435900


Signposted from Bradford Ring Road and Harrogate Road (A658). Bus 645 from Market Street or Hall Ings. All buses stop at Moorside Road. On the museum site there is free car parking and disabled car parking. For help in planning your journey by public transport, please visit