Virtual Connections is our online arts programme, created in response to the COVID-19 pandemic to support the health and wellbeing of our patients and staff.

Based on our existing 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.

There are a whole range of creative sessions to enjoy, including drawing and colouring, music, singing and creative movement. Simply visit the artist pages below to explore.

Click here for a collection of downloadable activities and creative inspiration from CW+, our artists and partners available on Padlet.

  • Bettina Hubby

    Read about artist Bettina Hubby who we have recently commissioned for a new artwork at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital. You can participate by answering questions that will inform and inspire the piece.

  • For staff

    These videos were specially commissioned for our staff and include sessions on yoga, mindfulness and more.

  • 10Today Workout Classes

    A series of exercise routines which aim to increase physical activity amongst older people across the UK - starting with 10 minutes of exercise.

  • Adam Green

    Guitar recitals from London based musician and composer Adam Green.

  • Adrian Garratt

    Join classical-comedic violinist Adrian Garratt as he plays a vast repertoire of musical numbers covering many genres.

  • Akademi

    Dance Well is Akademi's learning and participation project working with older adults. These exercises have been inspired by South Asian dance forms and our work with older adults.

  • Alastair Collingwood

    Piano music from performer and composer Alastair Collingwood.

  • Almond Tree Foundation

    Looking Beyond Physical Diagnosis is a 3-part wellbeing series for anyone dealing with the emotional challenges that can accompany illness, diagnosis or disability.

  • A Space Between

    Relax your mind with these colouring-in sheets from A Space Between.

  • Black History Month 2020

    This October, we’re taking a look as far back as 1805 at a selection of notable Black men and women who have made a significant contribution to society, their countries and the world.

  • Celia Halsey - Heritage

    Join CW+ Heritage Officer, Celia Halsey as she opens an album of historic photos – many of which have never been seen before.

  • Charlotte Cranidge

    Artist Charlotte Cranidge offers drawing activities that improves hand eye coordination, engage the senses and promote mindfulness.

  • Chelsea FC

    We've teamed up with world-famous Chelsea Football Club Foundation to bring home workouts, mental health support, and more football-related activities to Virtual Connections!

  • Concordia Foundation

    The Concordia Foundation has partnered with us to showcase their mini virtual concerts, supporting artists who have been affected by the current crisis.

  • Cressida Brotherstone

    Art psychotherapist Cressida Brotherstone works with patients on our dementia wards. In these videos, she offers viewers a chance to let their art develop spontaneously, and to get lost in the visual experience.

  • Drawing Workshops

    Make your own artworks based on the CW+ art collection with these short guided workshops.

  • Eda Sarman

    A short meditative film from artist Eda Sarman, produced in collaboration with the Royal College of Art.

  • Ell Kendall

    Orchestral ensembles and solo musicians come together and share their musical talents.

  • Emma Jeffrey

    Download free paint by numbers kits and create your own masterpiece!

  • English National Ballet School

    Exclusive access to ballet performances and showcases

  • Giggle Doctors

    The Giggle Doctors help young patients to play and laugh through music, storytelling and magical moments.

  • Grace's Dream

    Participate in arts and crafts workshops with Grace's Dream! Featuring fun superhero, pirate and princess stories and activities.

  • Grace Linstead

    Explore movement sessions from Drama and Movement Therapist, Grace Linstead.

  • Hammersmith Community Gardens Association

    Try these nature-based activities with kits in hospital or at home!

  • Hetty and Miguel

    Join classical-jazz duo Hetty and Miguel as they take you on a musical journey through multiple genres.

  • Kit Mead

    A short meditative film from artist Kit Mead, produced in collaboration with the Royal College of Art.

  • Kobler Rehabilitation Classes Online

    Achieve personal goals and improve your fitness, function, strength, flexibility and quality of life, while helping you manage the ‘ups and downs’ of living with HIV.

  • London Art Studies

    Discover art and artists from the Renaissance to Contemporary Art, with expert lecturers from Tate, The National Gallery and more.

  • LTA Tennis at Home

    This series of videos brings fun tennis activities for ages 4+ to your home! Practise anywhere, anytime.

  • Mark Levin

    Join Arts For All harpist Mark Levin for a medley of self-arranged, solo harp interpretations of current and classic popular tunes - there is something for everyone!

  • Museum of Brands

    Explore how brands shape – and are shaped by – people, culture and society!

  • Music Therapy

    Interactive music sessions for children of all abilities, using music and songs to encourage play.

  • National Portrait Gallery

    Find tutorials and activities from the National Portrait Gallery's artists and partners here.

  • Opera Holland Park

    Explore to take part in an operatic vocal warm-up, learn the music and tongue-twisting lyrics of 'I am the very model of a Modern Major General', get an insight into the world of conducting, and much more.

  • RELAX Digital 2021 Artists

    Following the success of our CW+ RELAX Digital Programme, we released a call-out to commission a further selection of artists and film makers. Here is a sneak preview of their films, and an insight into their creative process.

  • RELAX Digital Soundscapes

    Escape the hospital environment with these calming moving artworks and accompanying soundscapes.

  • The Rhythm Studio Foundation

    The Rhythm Studio Foundation delivers inspirational music workshops to young patients - now online!

  • Saatchi Gallery - JR: Chronicles

    Explore JR: Chronicles at Saatchi Gallery, London - the largest solo museum exhibition to date in London of the internationally recognised French artist JR.

  • Shadows and Strings

    Shadows and Strings is a collaboration between CW+ Arts for All puppeteer Joni-Rae Carrack and Harpist Mark Levin. The duo deliver intimate puppetry and musical performances at our hospitals.

  • Spread A Smile

    Spread a Smile brings joy and laughter to hospitalised children, young people and their families through our hospital visits, events and virtual entertainment.

  • Trudi Edginton

    Take some time to reflect with these mindfulness workshops from Clinical Psychologist Trudi Edginton.

  • Twin Swing and Satin Dollz

    Sing and dance along with international pin-up darlings and vintage musical collective, the Satin Dollz.

  • Wallace Collection

    Watch a selection of films from the Wallace Collection, a national museum which displays the wonderful works of art collected in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.

  • Yoga with Juliet

    Cultivating Connection with Mindful Movement: Juliet offers short yoga classes in vinyasa flow and yin!

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