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The Hillman Hunter - Dementia-friendly performance

Scottish National Portrait Gallery Farmer Education Suite
  • Saturday 14 December, 2-2:45pm
FREE

To book, call Capital Theatres box office on 0131 529 6000. Tickets must be booked in advance (between 2 September-13 December)

About

A specially commissioned dementia friendly performance by singer Michelle Burke with pianist James Ross and directed by Gerda Stevenson as part of Capital Theatres care settings tour.

Inspired by a family story, Michelle’s Grandad Albert and his family were fierce excited about the Hillman Hunter that was parked outside the house for months awaiting their visitors from America. Albert could not drive but that didn’t stop him and his family having trips in the car. They would all pile in and imagine they were off on spins and adventures. The excitement peaked for them all on the 20th July 1969, the very day Neil Armstrong was pictured walking on the moon, Uncle Pat arrived home and the Hillman Hunter took its maiden voyage.

Why not bring your own family along on a heart-warming, colourful and humorous journey in the Hillman Hunter?

Event accessibility

Event accessibility

  • Wheelchair access
  • Hearing loop
  • Dementia-Friendly

Gallery facilities

A full accessibility guide is available at www.accessibilityguides.org.

We provide a sensory map of the building to help visitors identify areas with changes in light, smells and noise. It locates seating areas and less crowded, quieter spaces. Printed copies are available from the front desk at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery.

  • Information desk
  • Wifi
  • Wheelchair access
  • Hearing loop
  • Accessible toilets
  • Wheelchairs available
  • Public toilets
  • Lockers (£1/£2)
  • Baby changing facilities
  • Buggy park
  • Seating throughout
  • Bike rack

Getting here

Located in the city centre on Queen Street, the Scottish National Portrait Gallery is easy to access.

In addition to the transport options below there are bike racks at each site and Just Eat Cycle Hire stations nearby.

  • Open daily, 10am-5pm
1 Queen Street, Edinburgh, EH2 1JD

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