January 2021

Living with stroke and brain injury during the pandemic.


Three short films.

Choo chi.

Produced with a group of people living with the effects of a stroke in London, this film explores the challenges of lockdown and how our pets have helped us  cope with its stresses. Music by Jules Maxwell.

Learn from Us.

Produced in partnership with Headway West London, this film invites us to learn from those who have had their lives changed by brain injury,  and to face a life with a pandemic with optimism and resilience. Song composed by Orlando Gough.

Through the Window.

Produced and made with a group of people living with the effects of a stroke in North London, this film invites us simply to find a response to the pandemic by looking through the windows. Music made by Cevanne Horrocks-Hopayian with recordings from all participants


World’s largest study into impact of arts on physical and mental health


We are delighted to have been selected as one of three Arts-in-Health organisations whose work will be the focus of a Wellcome Foundation research project designed to research the effectiveness of their projects.   Led by King’s College London, SHAPER: Scaling-up Health-Arts Programmes: Implementation and Effectiveness Research, will see arts interventions from Rosetta Life/Stroke Odysseys, Breathe Arts Research and Dance for Parkinson’s  embedded into NHS hospitals, clinics and in the community so that we can assess their effectiveness in improving the health and wellbeing of greater numbers of patients.

Rosetta Life, KCL, AHRC, UKRI and Brainwaves


We are delighted to have been selected as the delivery partner in a prestigious research initiative collaboration with King’s College London in a AHRC (Arts & Humanities Research. Council) and UKRI (United Kingdom Research & Innovation) that explores how the COVID-19 crisis has led to a radical shift in the way in which people access culture, mirrored by the way organisations like Rosetta Life make cultural activities happen. For people living with brain injury  these challenges are more acute, given their greater isolation and loneliness.  Their voices will be at the heart of the work.

I Look for the Think

Our pioneering one act online opera ‘I Look for the Think’ is set to grow into a 50 minute three act piece live/digital video performance on stage at Garsington opera summer 2021.  The expanded libretto, drawn from the words and experiences of Rosetta Life Stroke Ambassadors is currently being written.  See Home Page video.

Odysseys Presents

Dec 4th 2020.  Ambassadors from London, Reading and Bristol came together to share their own original work – to read stories and poems, perform songs, show films – we even had an open mic session.


It was great fun and we will be hosting another around Valentine’s Day 2021 – so do start thinking about what you might like to show or share.

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