Drama and storytelling workshops for carers

Rosetta Life is offering carers in Lambeth and Southwark the chance to participate in a series of four storytelling workshops.

Rosetta Life is an organisation of professional artists that enables people with life-threatening illnesses and their families to explore experiences of significance through video, photography, drama, music, poetry, dance and fiction.

The workshops are part of a creative process leading to a theatre performance that will raise awareness of the issues and challenges faced by carers living and working in Lambeth and Southwark.  The storytelling workshops will enable people to share stories in a supportive group and will give people access to professional creative writing and drama skills.

Four workshops will take place at Roots and Shoots (www.rootsandshoots.org.uk) a venue in central Lambeth in September on Wednesday mornings from 11.00 – 12.30.  Lunch will be provided afterwards.  Workshops are open to all carers working and living in Lambeth and Southwark and are free of charge but participants must register in order to receive a free place.  For more information about the workshops please contact Lucinda Jarrett at the Rosetta Life office.  Email: Lucinda.Jarrett@rosettalife.org or telephone Lucinda Jarrett at the office on 01608 676 662

This innovative arts project has been conceived in partnership with The Modernisation Initiative End of Life Care Programme. The aim of the project is to work with people across the community, to raise awareness about death, and to create opportunities to discuss how we could deliver exceptional end of life care.

The End of Life Care Programme is committed to improving services in Lambeth and Southwark so more people have a good experience of care while living with serious illnesses.  The Modernisation Initiative is a partnership with patients, local residents, acute and primary health and social care, voluntary and independent sector organisations. This programme is funded by Guys and St Thomas’ Charity, with support from Kings’ College Hospital Charity and South London and the Maudsley Hospital Charitable Trustees. For detail visit:  www.gsttcharity.org.uk/projects/eolc.html