In these strange and isolating times here is a wonderful film showcasing Living with Aphasia with our fabulous choir singing “Stand by Me”.
The film was made by Jon, who has had a stroke with aphasia, together with his marvellous band, The Red Rock Blues. Our singing group, led by Sam from La La Choirs, has provided the backing tracks and the film includes lovely pictures from our drop in group and creative art sessions. Well done Jon and the team!
Coronavirus is in the news everywhere! We want everybody to stay healthy and well during this coronavirus outbreak.
To keep people safe we will be pausing all of our activities until further notice. We will be working to keep people in touch with our social media channels. Twitter (@LivingAphasia), Instagram (livingwithaphasia_devon) and Facebook. LivingWithAphasiaGroup.
Hot off the printer! Nigel, from our group, has produced this fantastic graphic design for our t -towels. Nigel is a photographer and taught graphic design prior to his stroke. He says the design popped into his head during one of our Creative Art sessions by Magic Carpet.
We love the powerful way it portrays aphasia.
To own one you just need to make a minimum donation of £5.00 to ‘Living with Aphasia’. Just message us for more details.
Our amazing “Life Jacket” is on the move to spread the word about aphasia!
It’s mission is to display the hidden difficulties of the communication condition on the outside.
First shown at our “Say without Words” exhibition on Exeter High Street and then at the Stroke Conference in Cornwall, it now stands proudly in the foyer of Budleigh Health and Wellbeing Hub. The “Life Jacket” was designed and made by our Creative Art Group (run by Magic Carpet).
We aim to keep the jacket on the move around Devon for 2020 so watch this space and #followthejacket!
We are looking forward to our Christmas Lunch on the 10th December when our Singing group will perform Christmas songs for us. It is such a joy to hear people with aphasia sing out loud and we have a lot of fun and friendship. Our choir has grown in numbers and expertise and we have two soloists this year performing for us.
Plus we will have our raffle draw at our next Drop In on the 3rd Dec at the X Centre.
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!