Who We Are

We aim to develop collaborative arts initiatives that challenge the stigma of life lived with disability and illness.


Hospital Passion Play, V&A, London, UK. 14th October 2017

Lucinda Jarrett

Creative Director of Rosetta Life

is a writer, independent dance artist, and performance maker who co-founded Rosetta Life in 1997. She currently leads a 3 year creatve intervention in the stroke community, Stroke Odysseys, www.strokeodysseys.org She also leads Dream a Difference www.dreamadifference.art - a poetry and songmaking project building awareness of social justice and peace across ten countries where children are living with conflict

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Chris Rawlence

Executive and Media Director of Rosetta Life

is a Film Maker, Writer, Librettist. As TV Director he has made TV series with some of the world’s leading neurologists, including Oliver Sacks (The Mind Traveller) and V.S.Ramachandran. He has written opera librettos for Michael Nyman and Michael Torke, including the renowned The Man who Mistook his Wife for a Hat. He has made more than 200 short films for Rosetta Life with people living with people living with life-limiting illness, many of which can be viewed on this site.

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Kirsten Beveridge

Company Coordinator

Kirsten Beveridge is an arts administrator, musician and educator. She has managed a range of events and ensembles, including the Aberdeen-based festival ‘Spotlight on Her’. She has also previously worked in schools such as Gordonstoun, Moray. With Rosetta Life, she coordinates various projects and contributes to the running of the small charity team.


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Orlando Gough

writes music mostly for the theater - operas, plays, dance pieces, music-theater - and creates large-scale site-specific work. Recent work includes the opera Imago, for Glyndebourne; the opera Road Rage, for Garsington Opera; the site-specific piece Foghorn Requiem, for ships' horns, brass bands and the foghorn of the Souter Lighthouse, South Shields; the large-scale choral piece Stemmer for the Bergen Festival; the music for King John (Globe Theater), for The Bacchae (Almeida Theater), and for As You Collaborate with Rosetta Life on a number of projects since 2005.

Hospital Passion Play, V&A, London, UK. 14th October 2017

Melanie Pappenheim

is a singer, performer, improviser and voice coach. Always interested in combining music with visual art, she has devised work with numerous leading multimedia groups including DV8 Physical Theatre, Lumiere & Son, Clod Ensemble and The Shout. Melanie first worked with Rosetta Life in 2006 (The Mariners) and for the past two years has been involved with the Stroke Odysseys project, creating music and performance with stroke survivors both in the community and in hospital settings.

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Elizabeth Mansfield

trained at the Elmhurst Ballet School, Guildhall School of Music and Drama and later classical singing at the City of Leeds College of Music. She has played many leading roles in plays and music theatre in UK regional theatres and the West End, winning an Olivier nomination for 'Best Actress in a Musical' in 'MARIE', and 'Best Actress' for the Sony Radio Awards, when working for the BBC Radio Drama Company. In 2001, she founded Ensemble with her partner Steve Trafford and now devotes most of her time to writing, producing and performing for the company. She first worked with Rosetta Life on the 'Book of the Dead' project.

Louise Klarnett

Louise Klarnett

Louise Klarnett is a dance artist who has developed an extensive dance and movement practice over the last 19 years working with young babies to the elderly. She leads projects, workshops and CPD training in children’s centres, nurseries, community settings, schools, colleges, day centres, sheltered housing, hospices and hospitals as well as for dance, music and arts organisations.


Pedro Douglass-Kirk

is undertaking a PhD researching musical aids for stroke rehabilitation and recently achieved a First in MSc Music Mind and Brain at Goldsmiths University of London. He has worked within a highly interdisciplinary group between the Psychology and Computing Departments at Goldsmiths developing and evaluating digital musical approaches for stroke rehabilitation. The project received international recognition by being awarded first prize in the student research competition at the CHI 2015 human-computer interaction (HCI) conference in Seoul, Korea.


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Sarah Bazin

Sarah is Chair of the European Region of the World Confederation for Physical Therapy and a Vice President of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy. She offers specialist expertise in physiotherapy to Rosetta Life. Her many years’ experience as Therapy Services Manager in an Acute NHS Hospital Trust in England are an asset to her chairing of the Rosetta Life board.

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Alison Ramsden

Alison is Business Design Director at Lloyds Banking. She brings 30 years experience in Financial Services to our board and is passionate about helping others to maximise their potential through mentoring and coaching and supporting gender diversity in the workplace.


Jasmine Wilson

Jasmine has worked in contemporary dance as a performer, teacher and manager for over 20 years. She is Director of Learning and Engagement at Studio Wayne McGregor, having set up the company learning department in 1999. She has developed innovative learning projects with a wide variety of participants, in a diverse range of locations across the UK and internationally such as Canary Wharf tube station, Goresbrook Housing Estate and Trafalgar Square. Jasmine managed both of the company’s children’s projects, digit01 and Alpha and also performed in digit01. Jasmine was a Clore Cultural Fellow in 2009/10.

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