SPIRALS shows what our Stroke Ambassadors learnt and achieved during lockdown. 40 participants living with brain injury explore how the idea of the spiral embodies their lived experience of illness. In this film, their own camerawork, lyric writing, singing, dancing and image-making witnesses the two-steps-forward-one-step-back story of recovery from brain-injury. This remarkable performance shows what can be learnt and achieved online, under lockdown conditions, and crucially, the welcome return of face-to-face live sessions when lockdown was finally lifted. This film and the accompanying live performance – A New Found Mind – premiered at the Greenwood Theatre in London Oct 19 2022 and will tour in London early 2023.
November 2, 2022