Roald Dahl's Marvellous Children's Charity attends London Brain Project's launch event, for an interactive exhibition which explores different perspectives about growing up with brain injury through the medium of art.
Beyond My Brain, an interactive exhibition, run by London Brain Project, looks at the views of children, family members, teachers, clinicians and artists and captures stories on what it means to grow up with a brain injury.
The project, which started back in the summer of 2016, widened its audience in January 2017 to further the conversation about feelings surrounding the complexities of brain injury. The interactive exhibition was supported by numerous artists at the Menier Gallery in London and actively engaged families and teachers by hosting a series of free events. With a variety of different media including a short documentary and a teacher's workshop. There was ample opportunity for those that attended the exhibition to gain real insight into how brain injuries can affect feelings, behaviour and learning.
Brain injury was a subject close to Roald Dahl as his son developed hydrocephalus (where fluid builds up in the brain and causes damage) when he was a baby. Roald then worked to help develop pioneering technology named the Wade-Dahl-Till valve which was then used to help treat thousands of children with the condition.
Hannah Winter, Head of Policy and Programmes at Roald Dahl's Marvellous Children's Charity who attended the exhibition launch on behalf of the charity said, "This was a wonderful exhibition that raises awareness of the issues surrounding growing up with a brain injury in a very interactive and informative way. There are several Roald Dahl Nurses caring for children with acquired brain injury across the UK, many of whom will face the same challenges as those demonstrated through the exhibition. It was inspiring to see these challenges being addressed by children themselves, using such creative platforms."
Find out more about the Beyond My Brain project and see where Roald Dahl Brain Injury specialist children's nurses are based.