Aphasia is an impairment in language following an injury to the brain, most commonly from a stroke in the left hemisphere. It affects the ability to speak, read, listen, write and type.
Do you have aphasia, or care for someone who does?
We're proud to be launching an innovative new artistic project for people with aphasia called #SeeingSound in just a few weeks - and the best news is, there's still time to register to take part.
Participants will meet on Zoom (not having used it before is no barrier, we will ensure you're set up and comfortable with the technology) and over 5 workshops will use art to respond to sounds from the natural world taken from The British Library's incredible sound archive - including coastal sounds, birdsong and other sounds of nature such as water and woodland. You'll also be sent a pack of art materials pictured to create your work - entirely free.
This exciting project is being run in partnership with London charity FreeSpace Project, The British Library's Unlocking Our Sound Heritage Project team, arts professional and presenter Angela Samata and artist and speech and language therapist Cat Andrew.
Sessions will take place on the following Saturdays, from 10am-1pm:
- November 21st
- December 12th
- January 9th
- January 23rd
- January 30th