Stroke Awareness Month

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For Stroke Awareness Month 2018 we asked our actors to record some of their favourite songs and stories, sharing a new one every day in May. Listen back to hear our team in action!

Active Voices

Active Voices was an exciting project that InterAct created in conjunction with stroke clubs.  The idea was to get the creative juices of stroke survivors going, empowering them to create their own audio project.  Some chose to act, others to reminisce, but the key point is that it was determined by them.  People found confidence via creativity and we are committed to developing further community based artistic projects in the future.  If this is something of interest to you, please contact us. A cross section of some of the orginai work is here for you to listen too.

Margo Grenson is the co-ordinator at Fairacres, and this stroke club created reminiscience material as part of the Active Voices project in 2010.   Active
Voices was facilliated by InterAct Readers Annabel Bosanquet and Francine Bodkin.

Connect-the communication disability network based at Marshalsea Road SE1 created a "who-dunnit" in the style of the 70's Cop series.  Active Voices was facillitated by InterAct readers Christine Collins and Francine Bodkin.

Active Voices at St Lukes in Islington in 2010.   The facillitator was Nirjay Mahindru
and the club wanted to highlight their experiences of the Blitz during World War Two.

Active Voices at West Croydon Stroke Club during 2010.  InterAct facillitators were Katie Foster Barnes and Dominic Hecht and the group created and starred in "Murder in Moon Hatch Inn".

Active Voices from St Davids Nursing Home Ealing, facillitated by Eliza McClelland
and Jenny Howe

Active Voices conducted at East Croydon Stroke club facillited by Dominic Hecht
and Katie Foster-Barnes, where the group reminisce about the past.

Members of the Fairarcres group discuss their favourite things.

InterAct reader Hannah Ringham highlights the ways that you can make a
difference by reading to a loved one or a friend, with these straightforward tips.