Arts at NUH
Arts at NUH is the Trust's award winning arts programme which aims to support the wellbeing of patients, staff and visitors across all of our hospital sites through visual arts for the environment and participatory arts offerings including music.
The coordination of the programme and many of the projects are kindly funded by Nottingham Hospitals Charity. To find out more and donate to the Arts Programme, please visit: https://www.nottinghamhospitalscharity.org.uk/donate/our-appeals/arts-programme-at-nuh
If you are a Staff Member interested in our wellbeing programme, please click here.
If you are an Artist/Musician interested in working with us, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
For Volunteer Arts roles and opportunities, please click here. Please note that volunteer recruitment is currently paused for arts projects at NUH.
We are always on the lookout for new donations of art works to the hospitals.
NUH Pantomime Society 'Aladdin' 2024
Tickets for Aladdin are available to book now through the following link: www.eventbrite.com/cc/aladdin-2851649
It doesn’t seem a year since our last show! We have been busy since then organising the next show to be ready for January 2024 and are looking forward to welcoming you to Aladdin. The cast are rehearsing hard and getting increasingly excited.
Since last year, we have made a donation to help the users of PREHAB at QMC and will be making good on our promise to support the Bereavement centre by presenting them with a cheque at one of our shows in January 2024.
A few things have changed which we hope will improve your enjoyment.
Firstly, we have changed the venue to The SPACE. It had become increasingly difficult to get suitable space in the Medical School so we made the tough decision to take a break and try something new. The Space is an up-to-date theatre near the Girls High School. It’s on the tram route and has parking on site or on the street. We hope you will follow us there and give it a try.
Secondly, we have decided to sell tickets in advance. We know that having a full theatre helps people to enjoy the show. We have traditionally made tickets available for free and asked for donations to cover our costs. Last year, every show had “sold out” well in advance. Sadly, many people did not use the tickets they had booked with the result that many people who could not get tickets missed the show altogether and those that came to see the show did not get the enhanced experience which comes from a full audience.
We look forward to seeing you at Aladdin.
Our National Health Stories 2023
Background to Project
A powerful new artwork celebrating the stories of the people that make up our NHS at its 75th anniversary. This unprecedented collaboration between 19 hospital trusts across England and a creative team led by Kwame Kwei-Armah, will engage thousands of NHS staff through the arts and creativity to explore, share and reflect on what being part of the NHS means to them, and the impact it has had on their lives.
The project is funded by Arts Council England, NHS Charities Together in partnership with NHS England. It has been made possible through the support and funding of the 19 participating NHS Trusts and their hospital charities.
A number of local projects took place in Nottingham during 2023 including the 75th birthday week in July. These events were kindly funded by Nottingham Hospitals Charity.
Our National NHS Stories Event, November 2023 - Live recording now available
Following the local performance of Our National NHS Stories, which took place at Sherwood Hall City Hospital on the 22 November, the live recording from the national performance in Manchester the following evening has been shared. You can view it using this link https://m.youtube.com/live/gs1HjDaM5pc?feature=share&cbrd=1 the NUH performance can be viewed from 29 minutes 10 seconds in.
Thank you to the following eight members of staff who performed: Vignesh Murali, Anne Jowett, Beverley Holland, Elaine Tomba, Tincy Dimel, Rehan Mosafeer, Andrea West, Sophie West and Alice Faircy. Poems were written by Matt Miller, illustrations by Tomekah George, choreography by Next Door Dance and music by Jimmy Power. Local events were funded by Nottingham Hospitals Charity.
A special thanks to everyone who got involved in this national celebration, it was great to see the proud and happy faces of those who helped bring the project to life.
You can view view the exhibition content digitally below. The exhibition is located on North Corridor at City Hospital and will be on display from 20/11/23-mid January 2024.
NUH Arts Trails project 2023
Need to take a break? Want to get moving? Want to learn about our arts collection? Take a trip around our arts trails, available at the QMC and City Hospital.
This project is a collaboration between Arts at NUH and Active Hospitals, kindly funded by Arts Council England and Nottingham Hospitals Charity.
If you have any queries or would like more information please email email@example.com.
To download the maps, view art works on the trail and download activities visit this page: Arts Trails | NUH.
Latest News and Updates
Keep track of our latest news and updates below:
- Arts at NUH summer newsletter is here: Summer 23 NUH Arts Newsletter FINAL.pdf [pdf] 9MB
- Arts at NUH is one of 19 Trusts involved with 'Our National Health Stories' project, launched for the NHS' 75th year. Read more here: Home - ONHS (ournhstories.org.uk)
- Arts at NUH's first newsletter (April 2023) is here, kindly supported by English students, Olivia Rowse and Sam Barlow. NUH Arts Newsletter (1).pdf [pdf] 5MB
- Arts at NUH wins a Patient Experience National Network Award in the Environment of Care category. Read more about it HERE
- Read more about our artworks on loan from Paintings in Hospitals and their impact HERE
- Our Dementia Choir with Vicky McClure visit Beeston Ward. Read more and watch the video HERE
- RITA (Reminscence Interactive Therapy Activities) has arrived on our HCOP wards! This is an award winning digital therapy and patient experience technology. Read more about RITA HERE.
- Wolfson Cystic Fibrosis Centre and City Arts partnership project 'Colours of Life' draws to a close. Read all about it HERE. Thank you to the funders, Nottingham Hospital Charity.
- To thank everyone in our local community that took part in our Christmas performances, Nottingham Hospital Charity have kindly put together a video that can be viewed HERE.
- Take a look at our NEW arts and activities posters to help inpatients and outpatients access resources:
- Megan's Desert Island Books for NUH Library Services can be found here - Megan Dawes, Arts Coordinator (wordpress.com)
- Meet Our New Arts Coordinator Megan | Nottingham Hospitals Charity
To search for arts organisations and groups in Nottingham City, please visit the Ask Lion directory.
To search for arts organisations and groups in the Nottinghamshire County, please visit the Notts Help Yourself directory.
To find out more about Nottingham Hospitals Choir (open to NHS staff and general public), please click HERE.
City Arts Blue to Green - find out more HERE
Arts, Activities and Music - Useful links
- Armchair Gallery | Armchair Gallery brings world-class art & culture to you (digital resource, DF)
- Boredom Buster (kindly created by Jodie Paterson, DF) – Boredombuster.pdf [pdf] 11MB
- Create to Connect - Project - City Arts (Nottingham) (city-arts.org.uk) - free downloadable resource
- Adult Coloring Pages · Download and Print for Free ! - Just Color
- Origami Instructions - Instructions on How to Make Origami (origami-instructions.com)
- Treasury of Arts Activities for Older People: Volume 2 - The Baring Foundation
*DF – Dementia Friendly content.
- BBC Music Memories - Home (bbcrewind.co.uk) (DF)
- M4D Radio – Welcome To M4D Radio (DF)
- Musical Care Pathway (article) from Music for Dementia (DF) - Our journey with music through dementia – Music for Dementia
- Nottingham Hospital Radio - Nottingham Hospitals Radio (nhradio.org.uk)
- NUH Panto Society - previous shows available HERE
- Playlist for Life – Personal music for dementia (DF)
Reading and Listening
- Ebooks for patients | NUH (including e-magazines, newspapers and audiobooks)
- National Storytelling Week 2022. Poetry from staff at the University of Nottingham: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aEp6uAa9c_0, Dr Kevin Harvey, School of English at the University of Nottingham reads ‘Under the Waterfall’ - YouTube
- Nottingham Hospital Radio Podcast - The Interviews - Nottingham Hospitals Radio (nhradio.org.uk)
- NUH Desert Island Books (wordpress.com)