The Singing Hospital with Victoria Hume and Singing for Breathing, 2019
In 2019, our singing for breathing programme celebrated its 10 year anniversary, becoming the longest-running group of its kind. To mark this important milestone, songwriter Victoria Hume, who also launched the Arts Programme and Singing for Breathing, created a new composition with participants, performed at the Royal College of Physicians Museum.
Watch the performance
Watch the documentary
Read the report
If you would like to use any of the Singing Hospital songs, here is a pack for workshop leaders
NHS 70: Thanks for Everything with Carrie Reichardt, 2018
A commemoration of the history of care provided in our hospitals to mark the 70th anniversary of the NHS, delivered thanks to the Heritage Lottery Fund. Watch the video.
The project culminated in a permanent artwork by self-titled craftivist and celebrated social heritage art installation artist Carrie Reichardt.
‘Botanical Mandala', SDNA, 2016
The digital artwork is a kaleidoscopic projection of medicinal flowers, slowly spreading across the wall to the sound of birds singing. The contemplative installation has been created to help patients relax before they undergo surgery.
‘London Tall Buildings’, Will Clarke, 2016
Will Clarke’s London scenes are beautifully intricate architectural illustrations of London. The artist’s infamous single block colour now helps patients navigate between East and West areas.
‘Everyday Landscapes’, Jacqueline Seifert, 2016
In 2016, Foulis ward at Royal Brompton Hospital was given a makeover by artist Jacqueline Seifert, who used nature as inspiration to inject the ward with nature and landscape imagery and colour.
‘Stream’, a collaboration between visual artist Emma Hunter and Dr Philip Kilner, consultant and reader in cardiovascular magnetic resonance, captured images of the flow patterns found in the blood streams of the heart, to create a visual representation through mica dust, a natural stone powder with shiny flakes.