Following the success of Stroke Odysseys in Derry-Londonderry 2013 – www.youtube.com/rosettalive channel home page – Rosetta Life is bringing this innovative project to London’s Stroke Community. Supported by King’s Cultural Institute and in partnership with London’s leading centre for contemporary dance The Place and composer Orlando Gough, we will be presenting a series of creative research workshops for stroke ‘stakeholders’, including those living with stroke, their carers, stroke researchers, clinicians, those working in stroke care, musicians, dancers and lyricists. The aim of the workshops is to explore what a range of innovative creative initiatives in movement and music can bring to the understanding of and rehabilitation from stroke with a view to embedding these new approaches to stroke recovery within NHS stroke care. The workshops will culminate in a series of performances of a new work in London in late 2015.
At Home with Illness
Three new short films entitled “At Home with Illness” are launched 9 June 2014 to mark Carers Week. The gritty films take an unflinching look at what happens when serious illness arrives in a family. Although this situation affects thousands in Scotland the lives of people who are seriously ill are largely hidden, and so too are the sometimes harsh realities of those who care for them. 1 in 8 of the Scottish population are involved in providing care and support to a family member. Around 40, 000 people each year in Scotland will die after a period of protracted illness.
Filmed intimately at home, three very different families tell their own powerful and individual stories of love, loss, crisis, tears, hope and laughter. One of the 3 films, “The Long Goodbye” has already become a word-of-mouth success on YouTube. All three films have been commissioned by a consortium of national charities, led by the Scottish Partnership for Palliative Care (SPPC).
The films were made by Chris Rawlence of Rosetta Life.
www.youtube.com/rosettalive – at home with illness