May ‘s Creative Challenge

Recycled Creatures If you have wandered down the main corridor of York Hospital recently you will have noticed local artist, Lucy Monkman’s amazing creations in the 3D exhibition space. The exhibition shows some of the projects that Lucy created from recyclable materials available in the home. The food and drink packaging brought home by herContinue reading “May ‘s Creative Challenge”

Reading for Wellbeing Virtual Book Group April 2022

The Book Group met to discuss The Little Dreams of Lara Cliffe by Milly Johnson. The group was divided on this book – some enjoyed the light-hearted escapism of Lara’s hen do in Amsterdam, whereas others felt the story was a bit too clichéd. Though it wasn’t everyone’s cup of tea, and there is perhaps lessContinue reading “Reading for Wellbeing Virtual Book Group April 2022”

April’s Creative Challenge

Collage Artist Tanya McLelland is currently exhibiting her colourful mixed media and collage artworks, inspired by her neighbour’s garden, in the main corridor at York Hospital. You can find out more soon on our exhibitions page. Meanwhile, in the York renal unit, volunteer Emma Mckenzie has been working with patients to create pots of flowersContinue reading “April’s Creative Challenge”

Artist Showcase – Jose Gonzalez

(Photo Credit – Time Out) Who they are Jose Gonzalez is a Swedish singer and songwriter, who has a very distinct folk and indie pop sound. Gonzalez was born on July 31st, 1978 in Gothenburg, Sweden. His first musical success was in the formation of the band Junip who released their first EP in 2000,Continue reading “Artist Showcase – Jose Gonzalez”

The Arts Team on BBC Radio 4’s Front Row

The Arts Team or, ahem, ‘Dream Team’ featured in BBC Radio 4’s Front Row programme on Wednesday! Griselda and Elly talked to BBC Radio York’s Nathan Moore and explained why art matters in hospitals. Consultant surgeon and great advocate of the arts, Srinivas Chintapatla, gave his personal view of how art in hospitals makes aContinue reading “The Arts Team on BBC Radio 4’s Front Row”

Reading for Wellbeing Virtual Book Group – February

At the last Book Group meeting we discussed Dead Simple by Harry Bingham. This was our second collection of short stories and we have really enjoyed the format. It’s interesting to sample new authors and revisit those who we have read before, particularly if we didn’t like the last thing of theirs that we read! WeContinue reading “Reading for Wellbeing Virtual Book Group – February”

February’s Creative Challenge

Beautiful Birds The Arts Team have been inspired! Having recently installed artwork by Gerard Hobson into the garden on the labour ward at York Hospital, we thought this month’s creative challenge for staff could be to do a bit of bird watching, as this time of year is ideal to spot wildlife before everything startsContinue reading “February’s Creative Challenge”