boom saloon is a global movement to democratise creativity for good, driven by our international members.

Become a boom saloon member before July 12th and be in with a chance to win a week's retreat in the Scottish Highlands – in thanks for your support of our work to rewrite the story of dementia.

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From Gerry

Proving the power of poetry to unlock talent, Gerald King shares a selection of poetry written as part of our work to rewrite the story of dementia

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Take One Action’s Films of Resistance

From occupied Palestine to the Brazilian Amazon, the following films are expansive calls to listen to Indigenous communities as they imagine a world beyond and in spite of colonialism and fossil fuel capitalism; where resistance, like the unruly earth, grows through gaps in concrete.

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Part one now live...

Rocklea:
a photo story

We travel with photographers Craig McIntosh and Nico Utuk to document Rocklea, the location of our Scottish Highlands retreat

Win a week in the Scottish Highlands

Become a boom saloon member before July 12th and be in with a chance to win a week’s retreat in the Scottish Highlands – in thanks for your support of our work to rewrite the story of dementia.

  • Win a week’s retreat in the Scottish Highlands for 5 people

  • Stay in a log house within five acres of private grounds above the shoreline of Gruinard Bay

  • Enjoy direct and private access to the beach

  • Spot red and roe deer, pine marten, seals, otters and badgers from the sea view sitting room, complete with open fire

directly supporting our community projects

using creativity to inspire and empower those facing challenges

democratising creativity for good via the printed page

funding our global movement

sharing news of the creative endeavours bettering our world, for free

continuing the conversation sparked in print

bringing together our global movement

pushing what’s possible in print

Read more about our work to rewrite the story of dementia

1 in 2 of us will be directly affected by dementia in our lifetimes; it is currently the leading cause of death in the UK. In spite of this, the general public are largely unaware of the dementia journey and how this can look for an individual following diagnosis. Many people with dementia feel their voice is taken from them and their true lived experience is rarely recognised or appreciated amidst a plethora of sensationalised headlines, medical jargon or scaremongering.

Within this landscape, we collaborate with people with dementia and, together, play with words to give voice to their experience. We then share these words across our print publications, online features, newsletters and events – centring lived experience and using this to increase empathy and understanding in wider society.