A Journey Into the Radical Art of Brain Injury Survivors

By Joe Zadeh: For More Info, Go Here…

A small and thriving community of artists in London are re-kindling age old questions about why we create.

There are musicians and poets, chess players and chefs. There are the ones who play pool and the ones who talk news; the scrabble crew, the smokers, singers and dancers; the writers, the yoga gang and green-fingered gardeners. Carol is the local poet; she likes to tell horoscopes. Aquarius? “Polite, tidy and clean,” says Carol. “Likes to spend money.”

There’s the lady who just wants to sit and watch the ducks swim by in the canal outside. And then there’s the art studio, packed with painters, sculptors, drawers, photographers, and crafters.

You’ll find this thriving little community behind a coded iron gate on a busy road in London. It’s called Headway East London, and everyone here has had a life-changing brain injury.

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