About the Project
Stroke Odysseys is a journey on which voices are heard, obstacles are overcome and new friends are made.
Working with professional singers, dancers, song-writers and composers, participants will be encouraged to share their stories, experiences and feelings through presentations which may be shared with others.
Stroke Odysseys is an arts in health design initiative that will lead to a clinically approved creative arts intervention for the South London stroke communities. The intervention is being co-created by artists working with South London's stroke communities and will develop voice and movement practices that reduce the anxiety and depression faced by those living with an altered image of themselves.
Stroke Odysseys is designed to challenge the institutionalisation people come up against while undergoing hospital rehabilitation, and will offer new creative skills and opportunities that counter the frustration and lack of agency faced by those who are living with the effects of a stroke in the community.
The need for this work has been identified by a wide network of clinicians, health care practitioners, patients and family members who are guiding the direction of the project through a series of practice research workshops.