Care Homes

One aspect of our festival that is extremely rewarding, is our volunteer visits to Berwick’s care homes to read poetry to residents. Reciting much-loved poems evokes memories that may have become buried over time.

Residents are encouraged to request poems that bring back special memories for them – and to join in reciting the verses they remember.

How amazing and heart-warming it is to listen to an elderly person, who may struggle to remember day to day activities, reciting a poem that she learnt in school 60-70 years ago.