Bristol NHS Celebrates Creativity and Wellbeing by Arts Festival at Southmead Hospital

A three-day Fresh Arts Festival is being held on 16-18 October in the Brunel building at Southmead Hospital Bristol , to celebrate the role that the arts playing in bringing the building to life and connecting to the communities who use it.
Events will include a writer in residence, staff wellbeing workshops, live music on wards and in waiting rooms, performances by local choirs, artist-led knitting groups, printmaking workshops and the Emergency Poet – a poetry on prescription service open to all. A live theatre show will share your memories and tell stories of working at the old Southmead and Frenchay hospitals.
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Please click here to see the Festival Flyer for more details.
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Speed Derby

On the last day of the festival, the finale of a Speed Derby will be held in the Atrium. Staff and local residents who have made model racing cars with artists Assemble and Join will go head to head on a giant race track to see who the ultimate winner will be.

Artists Assemble and Join are holding another workshop as follows if you would like to take part:

Saturday 20 September
From 11am to 4pm
The Connect Centre, Gainsborough Square, Lockleaze BS7 9FB.

Please click here for more details of the Speed Derby Workshop.

The workshop is free and open to everyone so bring the family along for a fun day out. To book your place visit

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