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Tuesday 23 July 2019

Theatre project to give voice to voiceless

Free theatre workshops aimed at those affected by Aphasia have begun
Free theatre workshops aimed at those affected by Aphasia have begun

Fingal County Council is supporting free theatre workshops aimed at those affected by Aphasia who are interesting in exploring new ways to communicate and participate.

The workshop, which will promote positive living through engagement, got underway last week at Blanchardstown Liary and will continue every Friday until July 26.

Aphasia is the term used to describe a condition which limits the individual's ability to verbally communicate; it can be associated with brain injury, stroke and dementia.

Communication is more than just verbal, we can communicate through, gesture, sound and movement. Artist Grainne Hallahan is developing a very interesting project called Aphasia Theatre where she delivers a selection of theatre workshops designed but not limited to the characteristics of the condition.

Following a very successful pilot project with participantsaffected with Aphasia, Fingal County Council is supporting the initiative into 2019 and is now offering free Aphasia Theatre workshops with Grainne and collaborators.

Fingal Independent

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