THE Barry Memo arts centre will join cinemas Wales-wide in recognise World Alzheimer’s Month this September.

Film Hub Wales and partners are making cinema accessible throughout the month and beyond for audiences living with dementia.

A series of dementia-friendly film events are taking place at Memo Arts Centre, in Barry.

The Memo arts centre, in Barry, will host Cine-memories: Dementia friendly film screenings starting with Some Like It Hot.

£5 includes tea or coffee and a biscuit during the interval.

Cine-Memories is a series of monthly daytime film screenings of great classic movies for people living with dementia, their carers and families. These events are open to everyone, providing a nostalgic trip down memory lane.

The screenings aim to make cinema more accessible by providing a fun and inclusive experience to enable people living with dementia to attend the cinema in a safe and welcoming environment.

The screenings provide relaxed seating, where audiences can sing, dance and move around in a softly lit environment with more comfortable sound levels and Dementia Friends trained staff are on hand who understand patrons’ needs.

Doors open 30 minutes before the advertised time to give people the chance to meet and socialise with others, and to familiarise themselves with the cinema space.

Future screenings are Some Like It Hot at 1.30pm on Thursday; Calamity Jane at 1.30pm on Thursday, October 19; Singin’ in the Rain at 1.30pm on Thursday, November 9; and Miracle on 34th Street at 1.30pm on Thursday, December 21.

To book or for more information, call 01446 738622 or email