The Stroke Association and University of Manchester ran creative workshops with a group of stroke survivors across 2015-16. Focussed on creative writing, visual arts, photography and music, the interactive workshops brought together stroke survivors, artists, clinicians, musicians, filmmakers, researchers and students from the University of Manchester and Salford Royal Hospital.
Two exhibitions were created from the work produced to tell the survivors’ stories through their artwork. The first was at Manchester Central Library and the second at Victoria Baths. The final stage of this exciting and innovative project is to have an evaluation symposium at Whitworth Art Gallery to reflect on the project and propose next steps for implementing and developing a project such as this for further reach and benefit to stroke survivors and others.
As a valued colleague with a potential interest in finding out about this type of project, we invite you to attend the symposium to meet those involved, to find out more about it and to contribute to the wider debate around arts, health and wellbeing. Please do pass this opportunity onto any colleagues or contacts that you feel will be interested.
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