The celebration event has always been a pivotal culmination to a Rosetta Life residency. Artwork, poems, and short videos made with participants are shared with an informal audience of friends, family and carers. Quite soon an element of performance entered the mix. Supported by professional performers, participants were encouraged to share stories with families and the hospice community.
In 2003. Rosetta Life developed a significant online presence. A UK Online grant enabled us to expand the work to include 20 hospices nationwide, supplying each with a Digital Arts Centre and an artist in residence who would enable participants to find voice and share stories digitally.
In 2005 DCMS Culture Online enabled Rosetta Life to showcase the work through the Rosetta Requiem.
Rosetta Life was founded in 1997 by Lucinda Jarrett and Filipa Pereira-Stubbs – a writer and a movement artist. Our first projects were small arts residencies at St Helena Hospice, Colchester and St Christopher’s Hospice, London. The work rapidly grew into an informal network of six hospices. (Go to 1998-2003 The First Five Years).