Our “Say without Words” exhibition at St Stephens church on the High street of Exeter was a resounding success. Our shared work of “Life Jacket” was central to our exhibition. It demonstrates how it feels to have aphasia and puts the hidden difficulties of this communication difficulty on show. The Life Jacket has already been to Cornwall with the Stroke Association conference and is planned to journey around Devon to help raise awareness of aphasia. We also welcomed the Lord Mayor of Exeter to our exhibition of art that we created with Magic Carpet, the arts for wellbeing charity. It was great to be able to spread the word about aphasia!
Whoever would have thought that Lego could be used so creatively! One of our wonderful artist from Magic Carpet is holding a one off creative session for Living with Aphasia on Thursday 23rd May. We’ll be thinking about how our environment and city might look – what would our ideal future look like? How could we make a world that is good for people with aphasia! Sounds like a great idea!
We’re all about helping and having a good chat to make you feel good. We recently purchased an Ipad and uploaded photos of the things we are getting up to.
It’s been amazing how much we use it to share stories, learn about others and start off conversations.
For example, Andi found it helped him to understand what our charity has done in the past. He looked through our section on our raising awareness, fundraising and activity pages. Adam also found it helpful to know who everyone was and it helped him with finding the names of everybody. Ian found it useful to start off a chat with a new person to the group.
It’s been amazing how it’s got conversations going with people with aphasia!
Our first block of art sessions has been great fun!
The sessions were led by Stuart from Magic Carpet. We produced some fantastic collage work over the four weeks. The collage started with simple design and over the weeks became more complex. People have amazed themselves in their creative abilities! It has been a great opportunity for quiet contemplation and expression of ideas and thoughts in artistic ways. We are looking forward to our next block of Aphasia Art!