The Place We Love

A film commissioned by The Word and produced by Tom Kelly and Unified Films specifically for those living with Dementia. 

The Place We Love was inspired by our original Lost Dialects exhibition which explored traditional North East words, phrases, songs and more, many of which are now rarely used. The effect of the exhibition on visitors with various stages of dementia was so profound that we commissioned the film to capture what the exhibition explored.

Titled, The Place We Love, the film is a collaboration between The Word, writer Tom Kelly and local filmmakers, Unified Films, and takes Tom on the journey of his life.

Using images from South Tyneside Libraries archives and new footage, Tom walks viewers to places and buildings in the area which have been important to him over the years.

The aim of the video is to prompt a memory for those people living with dementia and to encourage carers to ask questions which may bring memories back to life.

The Place We Love DVD cover

The Place We Love DVD cover

In making The Place We Love, Unified Films also worked closely with Alzheimer’s Society as well as South Tyneside Libraries’ Living Well with Dementia group to ensure it would have the desired impact for people living with dementia and to signpost where people living with dementia and their carers can access support.

The film is also accompanied by a quiz of lost dialect words and local songs and also contains advice from the Alzheimer’s Society.

The film was shown in our Word Bank of Lost Dialects exhibition and is still available to download for FREE our YouTube, or buy on DVD for £1.50 from Shop @ The Word.

Watch The Place We Love film:

The Place We Love Quiz:

Geordie Songs:

All Together Like The Folk Of Shields:

Blaydon Races:

Herrin’s Heed:

Howty Towty Lass:

Keach in the Creel:

Sair Fyeld Hinny:

The Colliers Rant

The Driver:

Quiet Time:

Quiet time at Cleadon Hills:

Quiet time at Jarrow Bridge:

Quiet time at Sandhaven Beach:

Quiet time at South Marine Park: