Spring events and updates


Welcome to our news update, we have exciting announcements on two new programmes that begin after Easter, Healing Landscapes in Reading, Berkshire and Heart of Care – launching nationally. We are also delighted to share news of a number of events happening next month – a performance on 12th April from the Brain  Odysseys Ambassador’s, an immersive screening of Room2Dream in London on 27th April and a conference event hosted by King’s College London. We hope to see you at one of the dates over the coming weeks.


The Heart of Care, new project with carers across the UK to launch this month 



We are delighted to announce that Arts Council England are supporting this new piece of work, bringing together Helix Arts Tyneside, Kingston Carers, Bristol Black carers and Muf Architecture with Rosetta Life and local artists. Together we will work with digital artists to share stories that give visibility  to the people who care and the places that caring takes place in our towns and cities. A year long programme of movement, creative writing and digital arts workshops will culminate in a public artwork in each location. www.heartofcare.net to contribute to the online gallery. 


Image: www.heartofcare.net online gallery


Join us for a live performance on 12th April – A Newfound Mind tours to The Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London. 



A live performance from the London Brain Odysseys Ambassadors that explores how we piece our lives together after stroke. The challenges are not only psychological and are made more difficult by the hazards of navigating the city. Composed by Orlando Gough.

Free to attend, you can book tickets here and we hope you can join us after the event for refreshments and the opportunity to meet the team. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/let-silence-speak-tickets-568172548387 



Healing Landscapes

Reading’s Sight Loss community partner with Brain injury Ambassadors on VR artwork for hospital wards 


We are delighted to announce funding from the James Cowper Kreston Foundation to support the development of a digital poetry and 360 film project inspired by the local environment and life on the Thames. Taking inspiration from the local landscape, Reading Association for the Blind and Reading stroke Ambassadors will bring the natural environment onto the hospital wards through their original audio and visual poetry recordings. Working together with The Museum of English Rural Life (MERL), we will share the piece in a community event in September.


Room2Dream – Join us in an immersive dome! 360 Film screening in London on 27th April 


Join us for a 360 film screening of Room2Dream at at Brunel Design school, one of the few places in UK to house an immersive dome. Book your free ticket. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/room2dream-international-immersive-arts-collaboration-opportunity-tickets-589657219617

We invite partners and interested organisations – researchers, schools, artists and immersive and digital arts practitioners to join us for conversations and networking as we explore opportunities for collaboration across immersive arts in health, wellbeing and social impact.

Room2 Dream is a 360 film project made by young people across the world, exploring the theme of home.

Young people from fourteen centres worked together on a cycle of shared songs that explores what home means for them and a youth leadership group with representation from all partners came together to write a single shared chorus.

Through the eyes of young people, we are taken on a journey from Zimbabwe, Rwanda, South Africa, Gaza, Syria, India and Nepal to England and Scotland.

A year’s collaboration between schools, children’s hospices, hospital schools and refugee centres involved creative writing, song making and 360 filmmaking

A remarkable score in response to the young people’s poems has been created by composer Jocelyn Pook.

Watch: The trailer here:



Let Silence Speak, Rosetta Life presents at SHAPER conference on the future of commissioning  lived experience ambassadors.


Hosted by King’s College London’s Shaper team, the event is taking place on 17th May at the Science Gallery, London. SHAPER is a large-scale study funded by the Wellcome Trust that aims to explore the impact and scalability of arts-based interventions for mental health in South-East London. The program is being delivered by a team of clinicians, researchers, charities, artists, and healthcare professionals from academia, the NHS, and the charity sector. It consists of three studies, focused on postnatal depression, perinatal mental health, Parkinson’s disease, and stroke, and aims to recruit over 800 participants. The goal of the program is to inspire NHS organizations and commissioners to expand the scope of social prescribing to include routine provision of evidence-based art interventions.

The conference shares experiences from both ambassadors and commissioners and asks how do we collectively support role of the creative ambassador in healthcare?

To find out more please email info@rosettalife.org 


Support Rosetta Life – How to fundraise with us 


Rosetta Life is a charity that relies on grant funding and donations. Donations support the organisation in delivering projects each year – your donations support us in booking rooms for workshops, printing poetry anthologies, providing travel and access to those who take part and helps us to continue to deliver on wards and in the community – keeping our  performances and workshops free to attend. If you would like to make a donation or fundraise for the charity, you can do so via Just Giving. https://www.justgiving.com/rosettalife 





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