As Edwyn shows us in the film, getting out into nature and drawing birds proved therapeutic in his recovery from aphasia.

Have you been inspired by Edwyn's love of birds, nature and drawing, as the film portrays? Then create and share your own artwork with us. Drawings could be in pencil or charcoal, and if you want to add colour, some coloured watercolour pencils are good for working outdoors.

This Gallery page is an online exhibition platform, allowing those who have been affected by aphasia, their friends and family to share their own artwork in a bid to stimulate the mind, build confidence, reduce anxiety and enhance communication skills, among the many other benefits!


"Birds birds birds... Before my stroke, my drawings were meticulous, painstaking. Afterwards, learning to use my left hand, it set me free... I got drawing back before music, so it was wonderful for me. Soothing and calming. I draw more now than since my teens, I love it.
Still mostly birds!"

Edwyn Collins, The Big Issue (2014)

In association with:

Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists Connect the communication disability network Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland Different Strokes InterAct Stroke Support Speak Ability Stroke Association Music in Hospitals Together films Together films Brit Doc
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