The widespread use of the arts in hospital environments is, arguably, the great success story of the arts and health movement in this country over the last 20-30 years. Arts programmes enhance patients’ experience, improve hospital environments, and can impact on the way people are treated in hospital, as well as influence recovery. This national showcase of work in hospitals from across the country will offer an insight into some of the ways that the arts can enhance the 21st Century Hospital. It takes place in Governor’s Hall St Thomas’ Hospital, Westminster Bridge Road, London SE1 7EH on Monday, 13 June 2016.

The event begins at 5.30 with an opportunity to see examples of work from ten leading hospital arts programmes from around the country. The event will include a performance by the Singing for Better Breathing Choir (Lambeth and Southwark) as well as opportunities to see some of the key artworks at St Thomas’. Speeches by Kieron Boyle, CEO, Guy’s and St Thomas’ Charity; The Rt Hon. The Lord Howarth of Newport CBE, Co-Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Arts, Health and Wellbeing; Sir Quentin Blake.

Drinks and canapés will be served.

This national showcase of the role of the arts in the 21st Century hospital is a joint event organised by the All Party Parliamentary Group on Arts, Health and Wellbeing and London Arts in Health Forum hosted by Guy’s and St Thomas’ Charity at St Thomas’ Hospital. The event is free but ticketed and pre-booking is essential. Click here to book.


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