Creativity and Wellbeing Week is an annual event from the London Arts in Health Forum and the Culture, Health and Wellbeing Alliance.
The festival aims to celebrate the groundbreaking work happening around the country bringing together culture, arts and wellbeing all under the theme of Get Creative, Get Outdoors.
Every day this week (16-20 May) we will be showcasing aspects of our award-winning Arts in Health programme. Keep an eye out on our social media (@cwpluscharity) for updates.
See our listings for the week below:
MONDAY 16 MAY 2022
ARTS FOR ALL: VIRTUAL CONNECTIONS
To kick off Creativity and Wellbeing Week, we’re sharing information about our Virtual Connections digital online arts programme which supports the health and wellbeing of our patients, staff and the wider community. Based on the CW+ Arts for All programme, Virtual Connections allows our artists to continue to digitally engage with patients, family, friends and staff who are either in hospital, or at home in the community.
Click here for more information.
TUESDAY 17 MAY 2022
CW+ VIRTUAL ARTS TOUR
We are pleased to share a curated Virtual Arts Tour. The tour provides an exclusive insight into the CW+ collection at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, which contains over 2,000 works, from traditional mediums of painting and sculpture, through to digital technology and state-of-the-art software, and bespoke commissions.
A handful of the world-class artists represented in our collection include Tracey Emin, Gillian Ayres, Eduardo Paolozzi, Allen Jones, Terry Frost, Julian Opie, Sandra Blow, Patrick Heron, Albert Irvin and Mary Fedden.
Click here to watch the Virtual Arts Tour.
WEDNESDAY 18 MAY 2022
CW+ ART AND DESIGN PROGRAMME
We’re sharing our short film all about our award-winning Arts in Health programme at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. Hear from Trystan Hawkins, CW+ Patient Environment Director as well as clinicians and hospital staff as they take us through the rich history of art and design in our hospitals and what it means for our patients.
Click here to watch the video.
THURSDAY 19 MAY 2022
CW+ SAATCHI GALLERY | JOURNEYS: THE HEALING ARTS
We are delighted to share with you our film showcasing ‘Journeys: The Healing Arts,’ the exhibition CW+ held in partnership with Saatchi Gallery from 24 November 2021 until 13 January 2022.
The unique first-of-its-kind ‘Arts in Health’ exhibition at the gallery featured over 20 artists from the CW+ art collection, and it presented a selection of bespoke artworks that explored the different communities within Chelsea and Westminster Hospital through both innovative digital and traditional drawn works.
We have produced this exclusive film to highlight and showcase this extraordinary opportunity that we at CW+ are incredibly proud of.
Watch the film here.
FRIDAY 20 MAY 2022
CW+ NHS70 EXHIBITION
The ‘NHS 70th Anniversary Print Portfolio’, a joyous and historic artwork display celebrating the 70th anniversary of the NHS, has been installed at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital.
In 2018, seven leading international artists were asked by Imperial Health Charity to produce limited edition prints, including Peter Blake, Jeremy Deller, Tom Hammick, Mona Hatoum, David Mach, Elizabeth Magill and Chris Orr, to raise funds to support some of London’s busiest hospitals.
The selection of images showcases different techniques and styles, from colour experimentation and mark making, to exciting collages and newsprint. The portfolio of prints appreciates and celebrates the vital role of the NHS and the significant part it plays in people’s lives.
CW+ are grateful to Imperial Health Charity for gifting the hospital such an incredible exhibition that recognises and thanks the extraordinary staff that make up the NHS.
You can find the exhibition on the ground floor of Chelsea and Westminster Hospital near Costa, for staff, patients, and families to enjoy.
Click here for more information.