News

Celebrate with Living with Aphasia!

What a fantastic turn out we had for our 2nd year party! It was a great occasion to celebrate everything that we do. Thank you to everyone that came along to join us. Watch our video.

Plus we had a fantastic performance of the singing group with tarantulas! Our own Aphasia Song, written by Emily, rounded off our entertainment and, as always, Sam made sure we all had great fun with music and singing.

celebrate

We had a taster of our art exhibition. The art work was previously shown at the Pheonix Art Centre in Exeter for a month in March and received much praise. Working with Magic Carpet has been a joy this year allowing us to “mess about ” with different artistic mediums to express ourselves.

art exhibition aphasia

So many people have celebrated personal achievements over the last 2 years with us. We are thrilled!

Aphasia Living with
party aphasia

We welcome newcomers or visitors at any of our events over the year. We are all looking forward to another wonderful year of fun, support and friendship.

Two Years On!

Time has flown by over the last two years since we started as a charity! We’ve grown in numbers and have formed a real community of people who understand aphasia. Plus we now run 3 successful groups– our conversation drop in, singing and creative art sessions.

what is aphasia year

To celebrate we are having a 2nd year anniversary party to showcase all that we do for people with aphasia and their families. If you missed our art exhibition at the Phoenix you can see it again here. Plus we’ll have our Aphasia Choir performing for us. As always, we’ll have cake and refreshments too. Everyone’s welcome to come along.

It’s all happening on Tuesday 4th June at the X Centre, Commercial Rd, Exeter EX2 4AD from 2-4pm. Here’s to many more years!

Workshop with Lego!

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!

lego
lego

Aphasia Art Exhibition

We are so excited about our first art exhibition at the Phoenix Art Centre Walkway Gallery.

Since starting our art sessions people have produced some amazing art and rediscovered their artistic skills and confidence.

A renowned local artist, Ray Balkwill, opened our exhibition on Thursday 14th March and it was wonderful to see all out achievements. Take a look at what went on at the exhibition opening.

The gallery will be on show for a month from 12th March to the 14th April so plenty of time to take a good look!

We hope to inspire and encourage. Come along to our next Aphasia Art sessions too!

Helping Communication

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!

Christmas Celebrations!

We had a fantastic Christmas party this year!

We had an amazing attendance of 50 people – our largest party ever!

Our celebrations included a fabulous performance of our Sing Aphasia group.

We have had a great year with our all our groups growing. Next year we will be moving into a larger room for our Drop In!

A BIG thank you to Emily who presented us with a cheque from her Dance Company too.

We wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!