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My name is Simon O’Donovan MBE. I’ve worked in NHS Wales for most of my adult life, supporting people with dementia, their carers and families and developing and improving services to benefit this client group. 

I recently retired from working as a Community Mental Health Nurse within a Young Onset Dementia Service. I continue to contribute to weekly CST 'Friendship Group' sessions as a volunteer co-facilitator.

 

I've been keeping a weekly 'Young Dementia CST Blog' to share and archive our activities resources, with the ultimate aim of providing an 'off the shelf' resource library of weekly themed CST sessions which can be used on rotation throughout the year. 

 

My colleagues and I have been using these approaches regularly in our day to day work and have found them beneficial. The materials provided have been tried and tested, then refined to improve and further develop them for future use.

 

The main aim of this website is to share our experience and resources freely, in order that others can dip in and out and use some or all of the materials provided in their own CST work. Thus it is hoped, facilitating and supporting the provision of uplifting and enjoyable sessions that optimise people with dementia's quality of life.

This site is not owned by or affiliated to any organisation. It’s a personal commitment, a not for profit exchange of ideas and a resource library which aims to enable more widespread use of CST approaches for people with dementia. 

To this end, 'Guest Blogs' are VERY welcome, but bearing in mind that no images of clients are to be used without their express written informed consent.

Please note that some images are reproduced on this blog from the internet under the 'fair use copyright' principle, in that they will only be used for educational purposes with disability groups and in no way will be linked to profit making activities.

 

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Bumper Musicals Quiz

January 17, 2018

 

PLAYLIST LINK HERE  https://open.spotify.com/user/1154769589/playlist/0iFjDuE3mIoiLi5khQpHvv

 

I hope you enjoy this music quiz activity. Hopefully members will recognise some or all of the songs and be able to sing along or hum the tunes and tap their feet.

Here are some questions to get the discussion going but, of course, you may think of other or additional supplementary questions to ask, which is great.

The CST Blog aims to be dynamic and give ideas which will hopefully spur you on to try creating your own activities.

If you do have any ideas and wish to share them in these pages, I would love to hear from you. 

 

 

1. Tell Me It's Not True - Blood Brothers. This musical is associated with which singing family? THE NOLAN SISTERS


2. Nowadays - Chicago. Name the two female leads in the 2002 film? RENE ZELLWEGER & CATHERINE ZETA-JONES


3. I Dreamed A Dream - Les Miserables. Who wrote the novel on which this musical is based? VICTOR HUGO


4. I Don't Know How To Love Him - Jesus Christ Superstar. Who sang this song in the 1973 film version? YVONNE ELLIMAN


5. ‎Last Night Of The World - Miss Saigon. This tragic love story takes place in which city? VIETNAM


6. ‎Circle Of Life - The Lion King. Name the composer's husband? DAVID FURNISH


7. ‎All I Ask Of You - Phantom Of The Opera. Which TV comedian actor was the very first Phantom? MICHAEL CRAWFORD (Of 'Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em' fame)


8. ‎Come What May - Moulin Rouge. Which actors are singing this song? EWAN MCGREGOR & NICOLE KIDMAN


9. ‎Money Money - Cabaret. In which club is this musical set? KIT KAT CLUB IN BERLIN


10. ‎You've Got To Pick A Pocket Or Two - Oliver. Who wrote the book on which this musical is based? CHARLES DICKENS ( OLIVER TWIST)


11. ‎If I Were A Rich Man - Fiddler On The Roof. Who is singing this song? TOPOL


12. ‎Memory - Cats. Which collection of poems is this Andrew Lloyd-Webber musical based on? OLD POSSUM'S BOOK OF PRACTICAL CATS BY T. S. ELIOT


13. ‎I Talk To The Trees - Paint Your Wagon. Who is singing this song? CLINT EASTWOOD


14. ‎Wouldn't It Be Loverly - My Fair Lady. Who played the female lead in the 1964 film version of this musical? AUDREY HEPBURN


15. ‎The Deadwood Stage - Calamity Jane. The wild west heroine Calamity Jane was alleged to have had a romance with which famed folk hero/gunfighter? WILD BILL HICKOCK


16. ‎Something's Coming - West Side Story. Name the two rival gangs in this New York based love story? THE PUERTO RICAN SHARKS AND THE WHITE JETS


17. ‎Over The Rainbow - Wizard Of Oz. What were the four main characters searching for? SCARECROW (RAY BOLGER) - A BRAIN, TIN MAN (JACK HALEY) - A HEART, COWARDLY LION (BERT LAHR) - SOME COURAGE AND DOROTHY ( JUDY GARLAND) WANTED TO GO HOME TO KANSAS


18. ‎City Of Stars - La La Land. Which two actors are singing this song? RYAN GOSLING & EMMA STONE


19. ‎As If We Never Said Goodbye - Sunset Boulevard. Which actress played Norma Desmond in this 1950 film noir? GLORIA SWANSON


20. ‎The Beautiful Briny - Bedknobs And Broomsticks. Which long-running TV detective series did the female lead in this film (Angela Lansbury) go on to star in? MURDER SHE WROTE


21. ‎Seasons Of Love - Rent. Who wrote the play on which this musical is based? JOE ORTON


22. ‎Electricity - Billy Elliott. Who played the lead in the 2000 film? JAMIE BELL


23. ‎Don't Cry For Me Argentina - Evita. Who sang this song in the 1996 movie version of this musical? MADONNA


24. Getting To Know You - The King and I. What is the country Siam known as today? THAILAND


25. Tomorrow - Annie. Annie sang this song to her dog. What was his name? SANDY


26. ‎There Is Nothing Like A Dame - South Pacific. Ask members to name some living Dames of the British Realm? JUDI DENCH, HELEN MIRREN, MAGGIE SMITH, JULIE ANDREWS, DIANA RIGG, SHIRLEY BASSEY, JOAN PLOWRIGHT, KELLY HOLMES, VERA LYNN, EVELYN GLENNIE, TANNI GREY-THOMPSON, JENNI MURRAY, KIRI TE KANAWA, ESTHER RANTZEN, DARCEY BUSSELL


27. ‎I Am Sixteen Going On Seventeen - Sound of Music. Which character sang this song in the 1965 film? LIESL (The other children were LIESL, FRIEDERICH, LOUISA, KURT, BRIGITTA, MARTA & GRETL)

 

28. ‎I Know Him So Well - Chess. Which two famous singers are singing this song? ELAINE PAGE & BARBARA DICKSON


29. ‎Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious! - Mary Poppins. Which actor who sang this song with Julie Andrews apologised last year for the “most atrocious cockney accent in the history of cinema”? DICK VAN DYKE


30. ‎Any Dream Will Do - Jason And The Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat. Which Jason is singing this version of the song? JASON DONOVAN


31. Good Morning - Singing In The Rain. Which three actors sing and dance this song in the 1952 movie? DEBBIE RENOLDS, GENE KELLY & DON O'CONNOR


32. ‎Summer Nights - Grease. Which two leads in this 1978 film sing this song? JOHN TRAVOLTA (DANNY ZUKO) & OLIVIA NEWTON JOHN (SANDY OLSSON)


33. ‎Oh What A Beautiful Morning - Oklahoma / Who is singing this song? GORDON MCRAE (SINGALONG)


34. ‎I Wanna Be Like You - The Jungle Book. Name the characters from this 1967 film? MOWGLI, BALOO, SHERE KHAN, BAGHEERA, KAA, KING LOUIE


35. ‎The Bear Necessities - The Jungle Book. Time to get up and dance to this ULTIMATE FEEL GOOD SONG.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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