Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search

 

Christchurch Communication Festival

MEDIA RELEASE

September 17, 2014

Christchurch Communication Festival

A free community concert, aimed at raising awareness about the challenges faced by adults with communication disorders, is being held at Cashmere High School Performing Arts Centre next month (1-2pm, Friday, October 3).

The concert is part of the Christchurch Communication Festival and involves performers whose communication abilities have been affected by neurological conditions such as stroke, traumatic brain injury, Parkinson’s disease and Multiple Sclerosis.

Amy Eastwood, Canterbury DHB Speech Language Therapist, says communication is the most fundamental aspect of human capacities.

“Just imagine if you couldn’t speak for a single day, let alone a lifetime. Come and support these inspirational people in their quest to raise awareness about communication disorders.”

The concert is also part of the International Communication Project.

“This is a global initiative, which aims to highlight the importance of human communication – and how communication disabilities significantly impact every aspect of life,” Amy says.

It follows closely on the heels of New Zealand Speech-Language Therapy Awareness Week (15 - 21 September).

“Guest performers at the concert include the Cantabrainers Choir, Jolt dance group and other inspiring individuals who will share their experience of living with a communication disorder.”

The Cantabrainers Choir is a therapeutic choir for people with neurological conditions such as Parkinson’s disease, Stroke and Multiple Sclerosis.

The choir aims to improve and maintain communication through physical, social and emotional means.

“It differs from other choirs as the singing is about learning to use the voice effectively, in a fun way; performance is less important. The choir is run by Therapy Professionals Ltd who provide a Music Therapist and Speech-Language Therapist to support the choir.”


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Howard Davis: Three Reasons for Film Fans to Get Netflix

The past two months have finally seen Netflix come into its own, providing the financing for three films that will warm the hearts of cinephiles everywhere - Orson Welles' The Other Side of The Wind, The Coen Brothers' The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, and Alfonso Cuarón's Roma. More>>


Scoop Review Of Books: The Rift by Rachael Craw

Rachael Craw's first series, Spark has been extremely well received by the YA community in both Australia and New Zealand (it has a hashtag, #SparkArmy), and The Rift looks like it’s going to be just as popular. More>>



Porn And Teens Report: 'Wake-Up Call' On Sexuality Education

Family Planning: The Office of Film and Literature Classification’s survey of more than 2000 young people about pornography highlights that sexuality education provides an opportunity for a vital counter-narrative to porn that could reach most young New Zealanders... More>>

ALSO:


 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • CULTURE
  • HEALTH
  • EDUCATION
 
 
  • Wellington
  • Christchurch
  • Auckland