The Power of Arts in Recovery – Q&A with artist Hazel Hammond to mark World Stroke Day

Join artist Hazel Hammond in this special panel discussion to mark World Stroke Day. Suitable for anyone interested in the power of arts in recovery, adults living with brain injury, their families and carers, medical professionals and the curious!

Join artist Hazel Hammond in this special panel discussion to mark World Stroke Day on 31st October. In the associated exhibition ‘Not the Same Poet, Always an Artist’ Hazel depicts her journey through drawing, watercolour and knitted hats, which are often macabre, witty and anatomical.

This year, Hazel has made a series of short films, delving into all aspects of life post brain injury. Also on the panel will be Tom Stubbs (BiggerHouse Film) and Liz Clarke (Liz Clarke & Company) who have collaborated with Hazel on this work.

This Q&A will cover the role of creativity in recovery, the teams’ creative process and insights into art, life and poetry post brain injury. Suitable for anyone interested in the power of arts in recovery, adults living with brain injury, their families and carers, medical professionals and the curious! The panel will be chaired by Lerato Dunn (Arts Development Officer, Bristol City Council, community dance practitioner and Board member of Arts & Health South West).

Book your free ticket HERE – https://www.headfirstbristol.co.uk/whats-on/arnolfini/sun-31-oct-power-of-arts-in-recovery-hazel-hammond-q-a-67553

About Hazel Hammond

Hazel Hammond has been a poet and an artist for over 40 years. In 2018 she had a stroke and now lives with Aphasia, a changing condition affecting over 350,000 people in the UK affecting ability to speak, write and read. Learning to use words again is tricky for a poet!

Not the Same Poet, But Always an Artist explores the effects of Aphasia on Hazel’s work as she rediscovers her artistic practice through drawings, film making and other art forms.  Not the Same Poet, But Always an Artist consists of exhibitions of drawings and photographs at the Arnolfini, and Southmead Hospital as part of the Fresh Arts Programme, including film showings and workshops for  people living with Stroke, their families and the medical staff  involved in their care.

For more information visit https://arnolfini.org.uk/whatson/not-the-same-poet/

Southmead Hospital, Bristol: 7 September to 18 December 2021
Usually the hospital is open between 8am and 8pm.  However, visitor numbers are limited by Covid guidelines within the hospital (which may be different to national guidelines) so please check with https://www.nbt.nhs.uk/patients-carers/visitors/visiting-times before setting out.  Please note that ALL visitors must observe hand washing, mask wearing and social distancing rules in order to keep themselves, Southmead staff and patients safe.

Arnolfini, Bristol: 1 to 31 October 2021
Open Tuesday to Sunday, 11am to 6pm each week. Entry is free.

Other Workshops, Film Showings and Talks

Thursday 21st October, 1-2pm 

Workshop for health professionals via zoom 1-2pm Please contact Fresh Arts with booking enquiries: fresh.arts[at]nbt.nhs.uk

Friday 29th October, 1-3pm

In Person Workshop at Arnolfini for people affected by Stroke, their families, carers and allys. More info & book here.

Saturday 30th – Sunday 31st October

All day film showing in the Dark Studio at Arnolfini. All films will be showing on a loop. Come in and watch the very first screening at your leisure. No booking required.

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