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Innovation in the Expanding Field of Arts and Health With Vital Arts, Barts Health NHS Trust

Morag Myerscough, Cottrell and Vermeulen, The Ann Riches Healing Space – Activity Space, Royal London Hospital 2013
Photo: Gareth Gardner 

Gain insight into the development of site-specific and patient-responsive art projects within healthcare

Drop into artist-led workshops and activities and share your own experiences of encountering arts in a hospital setting. Explore how art and design within a clinical environment can affect mood, rehabilitation and overall wellbeing. Find out about site-specific and patient-responsive art projects.

Here are just some of the activities on offer:

  • Take part in a South Asian Dance Well workshop hosted by Akademi. Focusing on older adults, the public can discover why these sessions are beneficial for those living with poor, long-term heart and lung health conditions.
  • Try a drumming workshop, led by Music in Hospitals and Care, and learn about the effects of music on rehabilitation.
  • Draw your Baby: Join Artist Michelle Charles in her series of mindful drawing workshops, using drawing as chance to connect with your baby.
  • Hear about the outcome of our Renal Recipe Swap from last year's Tate Exchange programme.

This event is programmed by Vital Arts, a Tate Exchange Associate.

About Vital Arts

Vital Arts is the arts organisation for Barts Health NHS Trust, the largest Trust in the UK, charitably funded to deliver arts projects for the well-being of patients, staff and the wider hospital community. With five hospitals in east London and over 2.5 million patients, we see these important civic spaces as ideal places to introduce new audiences to contemporary art.

Vital Arts was founded in 1996 and has grown into one of the UK’s leading arts and health organisations, with an international reputation for producing pioneering arts programmes that transform the experience of being in hospital for patients and staff.

Working in partnership with medical staff, artists and cultural organisations, Vital Arts devises and delivers therapeutic creative programmes--including workshops, artist-in-residencies, exhibitions, installations and public art commissions--that support medical goals; enhance patient well-being; provide continual professional development opportunities for staff; and create stimulating and uplifting healthcare spaces.

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19 May 2018 at 12.00–18.00

20 May 2018 at 12.00–18.00

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