This event will showcase the work NHS at 70 has been doing during the development phase of the Heritage Lottery Funded project and celebrate the contributions of both volunteers and the people who have shared their stories through oral histories and community reporting in Greater Manchester and South Wales.
Friday 2 and Saturday 3 March
Drop-in, interactive performances will bring NHS stories to life. Devised and performed by Herizons creative women’s group, led by enJOY arts and singer-songwriter, Claire Mooney.
Medical Humanities Lab member and CHSTM research fellow Dr Stephanie Snow, working in collaboration with the Stroke Association and visual artist Elisa Artesero, has been curating a pop-up exhibition at Manchester Museum to commemorate World Stroke Day on 29 October 2015. The exhibition featured creative work produced by a group of stroke survivors, based on their experiences of adapting to life after stroke and inspired by Manchester Museum’s extensive mask collection.
The exhibition, titled Stroke: Stories of the self through art and science, is running as part of the Manchester Science Festival. It is the first output of a larger project that brings together stroke survivors, patient groups, artists, clinicians, scientists, researchers and students from across the University and beyond in order to explore the life-changing aspects of stroke.
University of Manchester President and Vice Chancellor Professor Dame Nancy Rothwell visiting the exhibition
Stephanie’s collaboration with the Stroke Association and stroke survivors is ongoing and will result in a major exhibition of creative work and engagement events at the 2016 Manchester European City of Science festival.