What's On

Our extensive performing arts programme brings over 700 live events every year to Chelsea and Westminster Hospital for patients, families and staff to enjoy.

Find out what's on below:

 

MONDAY

Café Piano
1-3pm Costa Coffee, Ground Floor (every week)
Relaxing piano music from Gerald McKinley to accompany a coffee.

Memory Lane
3-4pm Nell Gwynne Ward, Floor 4 | 4-5pm Edgar Horne Ward, Floor 4 (every week)
Award-winning concert pianist, Maria Marchant, takes patients on a trip down memory lane with sing-along reminiscence sessions.

TUESDAY

Memory Lane
3-4pm David Erskine Ward, Floor 4 | 4-5pm Lord Wigram Ward, Floor 3 (every week)
Pianists from the Royal College of Music take patients on a trip down memory lane with sing-along reminiscence sessions.

WEDNESDAY

Classical Coffee
10am-11am | either our Medical Day Unit, Ground Floor, or Ron Johnson Ward, Second Floor (every week)
From Bach and Beethoven to Einaudi and Yiruma, pianists from the conservatoires in London bring relaxing popular classics to patients as they have their morning coffee.

Playlist for Life
3pm-5pm | Edgar Horne and David Erskine Ward, Floor 3 (every week)
Personalised music playlisting sessions with older patients using an iPad to encourage patients to reminisce and connect with their past and their identity. 

Café Piano
1-3pm Costa Coffee, Ground Floor (every week)
Relaxing piano music from Gerald McKinley to accompany a coffee.

THURSDAY

CW+ Lunchtime Concerts
1-1.45pm | Public Atrium, Ground Floor (every week)
Acclaimed public performances from musicians and dancers, including from Royal College of Music, Concordia Foundation and Akademi South Asian Dance. Also streamed live on the hospital radio.

CW+ Lunchtime Concerts On-The-Go
2-3pm | Various wards (every week)
Highlights of the CW+ Lunchtime Concerts brought to patients’ bedsides. Ward locations are announced on the day of the performance on the hospital radio.

FRIDAY

Rambert Dance Classes
10.30am-12.30pm | Ron Johnson Ward Conservatory, Floor 2 (3 terms a year, see individual webpage for up to date information)
Creative dance classes to support rehabilitation for outpatients, led by professional dance company Rambert.

Tea and Music
2.15-3.15pm | Ron Johnson Ward / Kobler Waiting Room, Floor 2 (every week)
Classical, Jazz, Pop, show tunes and favourite songs: informal live music performances from emerging artists accompanied by a cup of tea.

SATURDAY

Chickenshed Theatre
10.15-11.15am Mercury Ward, Floor 1 | 11.30am-12.30pm Neptune Ward, Floor 4 (various dates, see individual webpage for up to date information)
Theatrical storytelling workshops for children and families, led by professional theatre company Chickenshed.

The Rhythm Studio
10.15-11.15am Mercury Ward, Floor 1 | 11.30am-12.30pm Neptune Ward, Floor 4 (various dates, see individual webpage for up to date information)
Toe-tapping percussion workshops for children and families led by The Rhythm Studio - specialists in providing accessible music workshops.

And more...

In addition to our weekly programme, we provide recorded music for clinics and waiting spaces, Live Lounge music sessions in our Patient Transport Lounge and one-off music events in response to clinical need, such as from Music in Hospitals, Pulse Arts and Opera Holland Park.

 

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