The Public Service Announcement (PSA) project consists of a growing series of videos featuring individual artists, performers and health professionals presenting important information for older people. Click here for the full series alongside Tammy WhyNot.

 

PEGGY SHAW: Think F.A.S.T.

Produced in response to our work with stroke survivors as part of Science Stroke Art with the Stroke Association, the legendary Peggy Shaw makes use of her solo performance RUFF to recognise the signs and symptoms of stroke. With her own iconic style and a rocking beat, Peggy Shaw’s Public Service Announcement shows you a thing or two about being F.A.S.T!

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Suffering a stroke in her late 60s, Peggy Shaw uses performance to take on life after trauma. In this PSA she spells out an easy way to recognise the warning signs of a stroke. Don’t keep this gem to yourself – go head and share it!

 

Performed by Peggy Shaw
Directed by Lois Weaver
Film and edit Claire Nolan
Sound recordist Charlie Cauchi
Lighting design Jo Palmer
Music Vivian Stoll
Producer Tracy Gentles
Supported by Wellcome Trust