Moving Forward Looking Back

Hospital Activities Programme
St Johns, Western General,
Royal Infirmary and Royal Edinburgh

July – September 2017
Feedback

‘’Just wanted to feed back on the activity with Sheena – It was fabulous! I could
see that all the patients were really enjoying all the interactions and not only
that but it made all the staff smile. I noted that this type of interaction activity is
really good for allowing reminiscence and fun but it seemed to give patients
a chance to show that their cognitive skills are maybe not as bad as staff first
thought.
 
This type of activity (more interactive activity) is really easy to see the benefit of
and allows everyone to see the more positive side; not only of care provision
but of people too.
 
Thank you so much for involving our ward and I really hope they can come
again.’’
Francis Aitken, Senior Charge Nurse, Ward 14 Royal Edinburgh
on the seated dancing workshops by Sheena Byrne

‘’Thanks a million for arranging the poetry event with Anne Connolly; patients
are still talking about it. A thoroughly beneficial session, both stimulating and
relaxing at the same time. Great!

Hoping that you can afford us with some more sessions.

Also, Anne Elliot’s Art Therapy Class went down a treat; Anne truly went the
extra mile with them. Everyone is looking forward to her forthcoming visit. It
goes without saying that Annabelle’s singing group was rapturously received.’’

Carey Moss, Activity Co-ordinator, Ward 201, Royal Infirmary
Hospital Activities Programme
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Table of Contents
Introduction to Programme 4 Royal Infirmary cont.
Singin’ and Reminiscin’ with Miss 22
St John’s Annabel Sings
Exhibition: Amongst Other Things 6-7 Elaine Gallagher: Book and a Blether 22
Seated Dance with Sheena 7 Hooptacular! 23
Cera Impala 8 Lake Montgomery 24
Magdalena Durant 8 Singin’ and Reminiscin’ with Miss 24
Hooptacular! 9 Annabel Sings
Lake Montgomery 10 Elaine Gallagher: Book and a Blether 24
Tea Dance with Lord Holyrude 10 Keara Murphy 25

Western General Royal Edinburgh
Exhibition: Deirdre Nelson 12 Exhibition: Amongst Other Things 27
Anthony Schrag: Amongst Other Things 13 We will become like (a) family 28 - 29
Seated Dance with Sheena 14 The Glasshouses 30 - 33
Allan and Ron: Stories and Songs 14 Open Art Studio 33
Cera Impala 15 DIY and Gardening Volunteers 33
Magdalena Durant 15 Open Art Studio 34
Allan and Ron: Stories and Songs 16 Sing for Fun 34
Tea Dance with Lord Holyrude 16 Garden Club 35
Lake Montgomery 17 Making Workshop with Claire Barclay 36
Keara Murphy 17 Robert Fergusson Unit Workshop 36

Royal Infirmary Prospect Bank
Exhibition: Amongst Other Things 19 Music at the Movies with Miss 38
Miss Annabel Sings: Variety is the 20 Annabel Sings
Spice of Life Project Work: Outdoor Garden 39
Singin’ and Reminiscin’ with Miss 20 Celebration Picnic 39
Annabel Sings
Elaine Gallagher: Book and a Blether 21 Event Calendar 40 - 41
Cera Impala 21 Volunteers Wanted 42
Magdalena Durant 22 Developing Future Partnerships 43
Contacts 43
Moving Forward Looking Back

Introduction to Programme

As the title of this brochure suggests, we believe that when you move forward
you should do it with a nod to what has gone before, in order to learn from
past work and build on our successes.  

Our new 3-monthly brochure has spurred us on to alter how we programme
the gallery spaces across the 4 hospitals. One of the major changes in the
gallery programme up until January 2018 is that there will be an overarching
curatorial theme, with one exhibition, in 3 parts, spread across 3 hospitals.
More information on this is included in the Exhibition sections.  

In all the work we do, the relationships we build and sustain are crucial to
informing our programmes of activity. The better the relationship between
artists and patients, the Artlink team, the nursing teams and all the other
organisations we work with, the more relevant the activities are to the
environments they happen in.

It’s exciting and refreshing to learn from each other, with each individual and
organisation bringing their experience and knowledge into the conversation,
enabling us to construct an exciting programme.

We have received some great feedback, so please keep it coming. All our
contacts are on the back page so don’t be shy about getting in touch. 
 
We look forward to working with you all over the next 3 months and hope
that everyone has a great summer.

St John’s Western General Royal Infirmary Royal Edinburgh Prospect Bank
St John’s
Gary Burden
St John’s

Amongst Other Things
Exhibitions

In response to feedback from past exhibitions, Artlink is changing how we
programme exhibitions across the hospitals. This will allow us to reflect on what
we have done before, how it has shaped our work to date and how it will inform
our work in the future. From August to January the exhibition will be in three
parts across St Johns, the Royal Infirmary and the Royal Edinburgh.

Each part of the exhibition will be designed with the particular hospital in mind,
there will be arrangements of works brought together through their aesthetic
relationships, finding a shared visual language between them to enable us to
make more abstract connections. Each space will have a slightly shifting focus.
If you are able to travel between all 3 hospitals you will see artworks by artists
Claire Barclay, Gary Burden, Malcolm Thomson, Jonathan Owen, Neil Grassie,
Jocky and Nicky.

Across the hospitals, we will look at how
working together through the process of
making can dissolve hierarchies, allowing
people to develop artwork and express
their individual identity, whilst finding lasting
forms of artistic expression. Can automatic
actions express deeper emotional thought?
Come along and decide for yourself.

We are very excited about the shape this
© Albie Clark

exhibition will take. Watch this space for
future developments.

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St John’s

Amongst Other Things (cont.)
Exhibitions

In the meantime we will offer a programme of activities and workshops on
wards and in public spaces that we know from your feedback you love having
at St John’s. We have two public events happening in the coffee lounge. From
the return of the celebrated Tea Dance with Lord Holyrude, to the popular and
participatory Hooptacular, who are making an appearance at St Johns for the
first time.

There should be something for everyone in the programme. We hope you
are able to participate in the open events and that patients and staff enjoy the
performances on the wards.

Seated Dance with Sheena
Event

For the first time Sheena Byrne will be doing workshops at St Johns. She has
been working at some of the other hospitals and it has gone down a storm, and
we thought you would like the opportunity to take part. Sheena is a dynamic
dance teacher working within a wide range of community settings for health and
wellbeing. These fun movement classes are great for people of all ages and you
don’t need to be able to dance to take part!
Miss Annabel Sings!

Monday 3rd July
Ward 3 - 11.00am – 12.00pm
Ward 17 - 1.30pm – 2.30pm
Open to patients and staff on the wards

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St John’s

Cera Impala
Events

Also making her first appearance and
armed with her banjo and a voice that
sends shivers down the spine, Cera
Impala is visiting the hospitals this week
to inject some magic into the day. This
Edinburgh-based country, bluegrass
and folk musician will get your toes
a-tapping to songs old and new.

© Cera Impala
Monday 24th July
Ward 3 - 11.00am – 12.00pm
Ward 17 - 1.30pm – 2.30pm
Open to patients and staff on the wards

Magdalena Durant
Returning by popular demand,
Magdalena is an incredible singer with
a huge repertoire of songs. Today’s visit
is a celebration of how music can shape
your life. Join Magdalena for an hour
of Opera, Classical singing and a few
popular songs that have resonated with
her during her life and career.

Monday 14th August
© Nick Silver

Ward 3 - 11.00am – 12.00pm
Ward 17 - 1.30pm – 2.30pm
Open to patients and staff on the wards

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St John’s
Event

© Albie Clark
Hooptacular! Get active in your lunch hour

Join hula-hoop artist Ross McLelland for a jaw dropping display of hooping skills.
Discover the benefits of hooping for health, learn new techniques and get active
with your colleagues! This is really popular with staff and is a bit of a giggle as well
as good exercise.

Tuesday 23rd August
Coffee Lounge - 12.00pm – 2.00pm
Open to all

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St John’s

Lake Montgomery
Events

Returning for another fantastic set of songs and stories to help bring back or create
new memories. Lake is an Edinburgh-based singer-songwriter, originally hailing
all the way from Paris, Texas. She uses music and stories from her travels to evoke
those times and places; join in and bring your story to the party.

Monday 11th September
Ward 3 - 11.00am – 12.00pm
Ward 17 - 1.30pm – 2.30pm
Open to patients and staff on the wards

© Albie Clark
Tea Dance with Lord Holyrude
Gramophone DJ Lord Holyrude has performed on the wards before, so we are
now offering the opportunity for you all to have a dance with him. Grab your
dance cards and join us for an afternoon of good old-fashioned toe tapping. This
is a chance for the whole St John’s community to chat and reminisce over a cup of
tea together and enjoy some fabulous vinyl. Find a dance partner and take to the
dance floor!

Monday 25th September
Coffee Lounge - 12.00pm – 2.00pm
Open to everybody

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Western General
Deirdre Nelson
Western General

Deirdre Nelson: Two Works; Easterhouse Shopping List,
Exhibition

Pride and Participation
We have invited Glasgow-based textile artist Deirdre Nelson to undertake a
residency with patients and staff at the WGH.

As an introduction to Deirdre’s work, we are pleased to show the Easterhouse
Shopping List in the gallery, an artwork from another residency that she
participated in at Platform Arts, Glasgow. She worked with people in the
Easterhouse community aged 60+ to create an ideal shopping list.

After taking this work as a starting point, Deirdre did a residency here that lasted
throughout February, and during this time she collated a catalogue of pride called
Pride and Participation. This has taken the form of a wall installation of stickers
that gathers the many things that make staff and patients proud at the WGH, from
passing an exam, to hearing their granddaughter sing, to an act of everyday
kindness.

Get involved:
Contribute what makes you proud for this accumulative artwork. The more people
that get involved the better!

Please add your own suggestion to the display that is currently on the gallery wall.
The artist will host an event at the WGH in August to share the outcomes, so keep
an eye out for more information.

The Artlink Gallery at the Western General is located in the Link Corridor between
the Anne Ferguson and Alexander Donald Buildings.

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Western General
Exhibition

© Courtesy of the artist
Anthony Schrag: Amongst Other Things
Anthony’s idea for this project comes from the premise that the way we move is
sort of a ‘non-conventional way of communication.’ As part of Amongst Other
Things at the Western General, beginning with a core group of hospital staff, artist
Anthony Schrag will explore forms of physical expression with hospital staff, and
develop an iterative, informal choreography of the Western General hospital. The
collaboration will evolve as the artist begins to work in the hospital and will have
some form of public outcome towards the end of the project but going on Anthony’s
past work in hospitals which involved lots of activity, dance and movement, we
know it will be fun and engaging. Look out for more info in July.

Look out for posters on how to become involved in August.

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Western General

Seated Dance with Sheena
Events

We know you like your movement workshops at Western General so we are
introducing Sheena Byrne for the first time. Sheena is a dynamic dance teacher
working within a wide range of community settings for health and wellbeing. These
fun movement classes are great for people of all ages and you don’t need to be
able to dance to take part!

Wednesday 5th July
Ward 70 - 1.30pm – 2.30pm
Ward 71- 3.30pm – 4.30pm
Open to patients and staff on all wards in the RVB building

Allan and Ron: Stories and Songs

Life is full of stories and even better when it’s filled with songs. Join our wonderful
volunteers Allan and Ron for an hour of storytelling and song, some old and some
new to tap your toes to. Allan and Ron have been volunteering at the Western
General for about 2 years and building new audiences as they go.

Tuesday 25th July
Ward 71 - 1.30pm – 2.30pm
Open to patients and staff on all wards in the RVB building

VOLUNTEERS WANTED we
Are you interested in volunteering for Artlink? Please need
do get in touch with Miss Annabel Sings. See page 43 you!
for how to contact us.

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Western General
Events

© Courtesy of the artist
Cera Impala

New to the Western General and armed with her banjo and a voice that sends
shivers down the spine, Cera Impala is visiting the hospitals this week to inject some
magic into the day. This Edinburgh based country, bluegrass and folk musician will
get your toes a-tapping to songs old and new.

Wednesday 26th July
Ward 72 - 1.30pm – 2.30pm
Ward 73 - 3.30pm – 4.30pm
Open to patients and staff on all wards in the RVB building

Magdalena Durant
Returning by popular demand after almost a year, Magdalena is an incredible
singer with a huge repertoire of songs. Today’s visit is a celebration of how music
can shape your life. Join Magdalena for an hour of Opera, Classical singing and a
few popular songs that have resonated with her during her life and career.

Wednesday 16th August
Ward 71 - 11.00am - 12.00pm
Ward 73 - 1.30pm – 2.30pm
Open to patients and staff on all wards in the RVB building

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Western General
Events

Allan and Ron: Stories and Songs

Life is full of stories and even better when it’s filled with songs. Join our wonderful
volunteers Allan and Ron for an hour of storytelling and song, old and new to tap
your toes to.

Wednesday 9th August
Ward 70 - 1.30pm – 2.30pm 
Open to patients, family and staff on all wards in the RVB building

Tea Dance with Lord Holyrude

Again because we know you like dancing at the Western General we thought
we would invite Lord Holyrude to the wards. So grab your dance cards and join
our gramophone DJ Lord Holyrude for an afternoon of good old-fashioned toe
tapping. This is a chance for the whole RVB community to chat and reminisce over
a cup of tea together and enjoy some fabulous vinyl. Find a dance partner and
take to the dance floor!

Wednesday 30th August
Ward 71 - 12.00pm – 2.00pm
Open to patients, family and staff on all wards in the RVB building

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Western General

Lake Montgomery
Events

Lake filled in for one of our performers
who was ill and went down so well she
is now part of our regular performers.
This is her return to the Western General
in her own right. Songs and stories help
bring back or create new memories.
Lake is an Edinburgh based singer-song-
writer, originally hailing all the way from
Paris, Texas. She uses music and stories
from her travels to evoke those times and
places.

Wednesday 13th September
Ward 71 - 1.30pm – 2.30pm

© Anne Elliot
Ward 72 - 3.30pm – 4.30pm
Open to patients, family and staff on all
wards in the RVB building

Keara Murphy

BBC comedienne and storyteller Keara Murphy is joining us for a celebration of
family and community and how it informs the now. Expect some funny stories from
this warm and compelling performer. Share your own memories, join in and sing a
cheery song or two together.

Wednesday 27th September
Ward 70 - 1.30pm – 2.30pm
Ward 73 - 3.30pm – 4.30pm
Open to patients, family and staff on all wards in the RVB building

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Royal Infirmary
Malcolm Thomson
Royal Infirmary

Amongst Other Things
Exhibition

In response to feedback from past exhibitions, Artlink is changing how we
programme exhibitions across the hospitals. This will allow us to reflect on what
we have done before, how it has shaped our work to date and how it will inform
our work in the future. From August to January the exhibition will be in three parts
across the Royal Infirmary, St John’s and the Royal Edinburgh.

Each part of the exhibition will be designed with the particular hospital in mind.
There will be arrangements of works brought together through their aesthetic
relationships, finding a shared visual language between them. Each space will
have a slightly shifting focus. If you are able to travel between all 3 hospitals
you will see artworks by artists Claire Barclay, Gary Burden, Malcolm Thomson,
Jonathan Owen, Neil Grassie, Jocky and Nicky.

Across the hospitals, we will look at how working together through the process of
making can dissolve hierarchies. We will be exploring how people can express
their individual identity, whilst finding lasting forms of artistic expression. Can
automatic actions express deeper emotional thought? Come along and decide for
yourself.

We are very excited about the shape this exhibition will take. Watch this space for
future developments.

In the meantime we will offer a programme of activities and workshops on wards
and in public spaces that we know from your feedback you love having at the
Royal Infirmary. The every popular and ever present Miss Annabel Sings will be
entertaining you every opportunity she gets! We have one public event happening
in this programme, the return of the ever popular and participatory Hooptacular. It
was so popular last time we are doing it in the larger space of the Mall so more of
you can take part. From the old to the new performances we hope you are able to
participate in the open events and that patients and staff enjoy the performances
on the wards.

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Royal Infirmary

Miss Annabel Sings: Variety is the Spice of Life
Events

Miss Annabel Sings will be exploring your shared love of Variety with you; as they
say, variety is the spice of life. It also has a rich history in the UK. Cabaret singer
Miss Annabel Sings will take you on a whistlestop tour of the Music Hall hits right
up to the present day, encompassing the nation’s love of talent shows.

Tuesday 11th July
Ward 202 - 2.00pm – 3.00pm
Ward 203 - 3.30pm – 4.30pm
Open to patients and staff on the wards

© Albie Clark
Singin’ & Reminiscin’ with Miss Annabel Sings
Popping up in the activity room with the help of her record player, Edinburgh’s
premier Cabaret singer and host will be using songs and stories to help you
remember the good old days. This is Annabels 3rd visit to ward 201 and we know
you love her as much as we do.

Wednesday 12th July
Activity Room at 201 ERI - 2.00pm – 3.00pm
Open to patients and staff on wards 101, 104, 201, 202 and 203

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Royal Infirmary

Elaine Gallagher: Book and a Blether
Events

Our fantastic volunteer, book lover and poet Elaine will be popping by the ward to
visit you. What’s better than a blether about the weather and sharing stories? Keep
your eyes peeled for Elaine’s friendly face and say hello to her.

Saturday 15th July
Ward 202 and 203 - 11.00am – 12.00pm
Open to patients on the wards

© CREATIVE COMMONS
Cera Impala
We know you love country and folk music so for the first time at the Royal Infirmary we
are introducing Cera Impala. Armed with her banjo and a voice that sends shivers down
the spine, Cera Impala is visiting the hospitals this week to inject some magic into the day.
This Edinburgh based country, bluegrass and folk musician will get your toes a-tapping to
songs old and new.

Tuesday 25th July
Ward 101 - 1.30pm – 2.30pm
Ward 104 - 3.00pm – 4.00pm
Open to patients and staff on the wards

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Royal Infirmary

Magdalena Durant
Events

The ever popular and versatile Magdalena Durant is returning to entertain and charm
you. Magdalena is an incredible Singer with a huge repertoire of songs. Today’s visit is
a celebration of how music can shape your life. Join Magdalena for an hour of Opera,
Classical singing and a few popular songs that have resonated with her during her life
and career.

Tuesday 15th August
Ward 104 - 2.00pm – 3.00pm
Ward 202 - 3.30pm – 4.30pm
Open to patients and staff on the wards

Singin’ & Reminiscin’ with Miss Annabel Sings
With the help of her record player, Edinburgh’s premier Cabaret singer and host will be
using song and stories to get you remembering the good old days.

Wednesday 16th August
Activity Room at 201 ERI - 2.00pm – 3.00pm
Open to patients and staff on wards 101, 104, 201, 202 and 203

Elaine Gallagher: Book and a Blether
Our fantastic volunteer, book lover and poet Elaine will be popping by the ward to
visit you. What’s better than a blether about the weather and sharing stories? Keep
your eyes peeled for Elaine’s friendly face and say hello to her.

Saturday 26th August  
Ward 202 and 203 - 11.00am – 12.00pm
Open to patients on the wards

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Royal Infirmary
Events

Hooptacular! Get active in your lunch hour © Albie Clark

Back by overwhelming popular demand we have had to put this event on in the
Mall to accommodate more staff and visitors taking part. Join hula-hoop artist Ross
McLelland for a jaw dropping display of hooping skills. Discover the benefits of
hooping for health, learn new techniques and get active with your colleagues!

Monday 22nd August 
Main Mall - 12.00pm – 2.00pm
Open to all

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Royal Infirmary

Lake Montgomery
Events

Songs and stories help bring back or create new memories. Lake is an Edinburgh-
based singer-songwriter, originally hailing all the way from Paris, Texas. She uses
music and stories from her travels to evoke those times and places.

Tuesday 12th September
Ward 101 - 2.00pm – 3.00pm
Ward 104 - 3.30pm – 4.30pm
Open to patients and staff on the wards

Singin’ & Reminiscin’ with Miss Annabel Sings

With the help of her record player, Edinburgh’s premier Cabaret singer and host
will be using songs and stories to help you remember the good old days.

Wednesday 20th September
Activity Room at 201 ERI - 2.00pm – 3.00pm
Open to patients and staff on wards 101, 104, 201, 202 and 203

Elaine Gallagher: Book and a Blether

Our fantastic volunteer, book lover and poet Elaine will be popping by the ward to
visit you. What’s better than a blether about the weather and sharing stories? Keep
your eyes peeled for Elaine’s friendly face and say hello to her.

Saturday 16th September
Ward 202 and 203 - 11.00am – 12.00pm
Open to patients on the wards

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Royal Infirmary
Event

© Robert Pereira Hind
Keara Murphy

Returning after almost a year and by popular demand, BBC comedienne and
storyteller Keara Murphy is joining us for a celebration of family and community
and how it informs the now. Expect some funny stories, share your own memories
and sing a cheery song or two together.

Tuesday 26th September
Activity Room at 201 ERI - 1.30pm – 2.30pm; 3.30pm – 4.30pm
Open to patients and staff on wards 101, 104, 201, 202 and 203.

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Royal Edinburgh
The Glasshouses
Royal Edinburgh
Exhibition

© Ross Parker, SNS Group
Amongst Other Things

In response to feedback from past exhibitions, Artlink is changing how we
programme exhibitions across the hospitals. This will allow us to reflect on what
we have done before, how it has shaped our work to date and how it will inform
our work in the future. From August to January the exhibition will be in three parts
across the Royal Edinburgh, St John’s and the Royal Infirmary.

Each part of the exhibition will be designed with the particular hospital in mind so
look out for its presence in the Royal Edinburgh.

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Royal Edinburgh

We will become like (a) family
Workshop

The geodesic dome is now complete and looking wonderful in the garden. The
dome looks great, but we are proudest of the fact that one of the patients was very
active in helping to construct and build the dome with James.

The dome is a great place to sit and relax, providing much needed shade for the © Albie Clark
gents when the sun is out. It is also a lovely place to sit and have a chat or a cup
of tea. Over the next period we will be doing outdoor workshops in the dome
that will be open to other dementia wards at the REH to participate in. Look out for
posters advertising those events a bit later in the year.

We will continue to work closely with Frank Charleston, SCN Pentland Ward and
Frances Aitken, SCN Ward 14 to explore an even closer working relationship
between the two wards, particularly in terms of workshops, but also in relation to
enabling relatives from both wards to work together as one Learning Team.

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Royal Edinburgh

We will become like (a) family
Workshop

© Albie Clark
As a way of getting everyone together we plan to do a couple of one-off short
practical workshops, such as offering training in how to do simple hand massage.

As mentioned in the previous brochure we are developing
a research project with Fiona McLachlan, Professor of
Architectural Practice, University of Edinburgh and we are
delighted to report that Fiona has been successful in being
awarded an ‘Innovation Initiative Grant’ from the University of
Edinburgh for this project.

We are excited about future developments and look forward
to updating you further in the next brochure.

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The Glasshouses
Royal Edinburgh

The Glasshouses

The Big Sing 2017 © Anne Elliot
Artlink have been working at the REH for over 25 years, based at the Glasshouses
for the last 5 years. It’s a fantastic resource where we deliver a regular programme
of workshops Monday to Thursday.

We also use the garden around the Glasshouses for 4 events each year, the most
recent one, The Big Sing, happened on Thursday 1st June where we had over 100
people joining in the singing and the picnic.

There are various places around the Glasshouses where you can sit and have lunch
or just sit and relax and have a 10 minute de-stress, everyone is welcome to use
the outside space.

If you want more information or would like to join in any of the activities just contact
Anne Elliot, contact details at the back of the brochure.

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Royal Edinburgh

Open Art Studio at the Glasshouses
Workshop

Expressive art group experimenting with many
different techniques such as watercolours and
drawing. People often think they can’t do art,
you will be surprised at what you can achieve
in this supportive and encouraging environment
so why not come along and give it a go.

Every Tuesday, July through September
Glasshouses - 1.30pm – 3.00pm
Inpatients only

© Albie Clark
DIY and Gardening Volunteers at the Glasshouses

The Glasshouses are a much-loved facility for patients at the Royal Edinburgh.
The tradition of helping out with small DIY and gardening projects continues in this
supportive and encouraging weekly workshop. Just come along and join in if you
are interested in picking up gardening & maintenance skills? All tools, supervision,
advice and protective clothing will be provided.

Volunteers are looking for more benches and garden furniture to rescue with
a lick of paint. Visit the picnic area at the back of the Glasshouses to enjoy the
improvements made by regular volunteers. Please get in touch if you need some
furniture painted.

Every Wednesday, July through September
Glasshouses - 11.00am – 12.00pm
Inpatients only and places are limited

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Royal Edinburgh
Workshops

© Albie Clark
Garden Club at the Glasshouses
Get some hands on time with nature at the Glasshouses with Anne Elliot. Enjoy
working in the warmth of the middle greenhouse to do some gentle indoor tabletop
gardening. Why not try activities such as potting on, watering, sowing seeds and
learn how to propagate plants. If the weather is fine you can also work outdoors
digging, planting potatoes, cutting grass and helping to weed. All great fun and
good to get you active in a gentle way. Volunteers will start to reap the rewards of
what they have sown. Look out for pop-up plant sales in the main corridor of the
hospital and at the Summer Fête.

Every Thursday, July through September
Glasshouses - 1.00pm – 3.00pm
Free and open to all

Open Art Studio at the Glasshouses
Expressive art group exploring many different techniques and themes. During July
and August patients will be working on making props, costumes and banners for the
summer fete on the 11th August.

Every Wednesday, July through September
Glasshouses - 1.00pm – 3.00pm
Free and open to all

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Royal Edinburgh

Sing for Fun at the Glasshouses
Workshops

Patient singing group led by musician Penny Stone in the Glasshouses. Open to all
patients who like to sing! We are looking to get more people involved in the patient
singing group so if you have an interest in singing or music please contact Penny to
get involved. She will visit the wards to encourage more people to participate, so
please speak to her if you are interested.

Wednesday 5th, 12th, 19th and 26th July
There will be no workshops in August
Resumes 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th September
Glasshouses - 3.00pm – 4.00pm
Open to all

© Claire Barclay
Making Workshop with Claire Barclay
To coincide with Amongst Other Things, Claire Barclay will undertake
a five-week making workshop during the summer. Some of the work that is
developed during this time will be displayed in the new Vitrine Galleries on the
wards at the Royal Edinburgh. More information about the Vitrine Gallery project
will be included in the next brochure.

August
This is a closed workshop but we will be showing the results in the next brochure.

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Royal Edinburgh

Robert Fergusson Unit
Workshops

From January 2017 Anne Elliot, Artlink and Lynda Girvan, Art Therapies have been
working with patients and staff to explore ideas for a new artwork commissioned
especially for the R.F.U. Anne and Lynda have already undertaken 10 sessions and
there has been an additional workshop with Francis Priest, who is one of the artists
who has been commissioned to make an artwork for the new hospital.

The emphasis now is to engage more staff in the process, present back ideas for the
final artwork and then commission an artist to undertake production of the work.
The aim is to make an artwork for the unit which has been touched by many hands. 
We will update with photos of the finished piece when it is completed.

Summer Fête Friday 11th August, 11am - 2pm
Event

The highlight of the Royal Edinburgh Hospital calendar is the Summer Fête which takes
place in front of Mackinnon House on Friday 11th August. This special occasion brings
together everyone at the hospital and it’s a great chance to have some fun, catch up
with old friends and win prizes!

Artlink will be there adding their contribution to the diverse and exciting mix of stalls,
the official Fête raffle, games, therapets and live music. Refreshments will be available.

Artlink are running the best scarecrow competition; please contact
anne@artlinkedinburgh.co.uk if you would like to enter.

Please get in touch with Linda Walker at Linda.Walker@nhslothian.scot.nhs.uk if you
want to have a stall, donate something for the raffle or if you just want to volunteer on
the day.

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Prospect Bank
Outdoor Gardens
Prospect Bank

As well as working at St Johns, Western General, Royal Infirmary and the
New!

Royal Edinburgh we are delighted to be working with Prospect Bank, Findlay
House.
Events

© Albie Clark
Music at the Movies with Miss Annabel Sings
Join Cabaret Star Miss Annabel Sings in a celebration of the hits and theme songs
from movie and TV. Relax, listen, dance and share memories of your favourites
from the 1920s until now.

Wednesday 19th July
Wednesday 2nd August
​​Prospect Bank Dayroom - 2.00pm – 3.00pm
Open to all patients and staff

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Prospect Bank
Project Work

© Anne Elliot
Outdoor Garden
Anne Elliot has been working closely with activities nurse Jacqui Mackay, Prospect
Bank staff, relatives and the local community to develop their outdoor garden
space. Relatives have been very generous with their donations of plants etc as well
as their time. A volunteer team from Tesco spent two days transforming the space
making incredible improvements. Anne’s role now is to involve patients in using
and enjoying their outdoor space and will be working with them right through to
September of this year. 

Celebration Picnic
Event

Time to celebrate each other, and the Summer, with Artlink in the beautiful
communal gardens of Prospect Bank. Join artist Anne Elliot and Miss Annabel Sings
for a fun afternoon of music, song, art and food. Celebrate good times, come on!

Monday 31st July
2.00pm – 3.30pm
Open to patients, staff and relativesv

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EVENTS CALENDAR
Event Page Date Time Venue

11am - 12pm Ward 3
Seated Dance with Sheena 3
1.30pm - 2.30pm Ward 17

JULY
11am - 12pm Ward 3
Cera Impala 24
1.30pm - 2.30pm Ward 17

11am - 12pm Ward 3

AUGUST
Magdalena Durant 14
1.30pm - 2.30pm Ward 17

Hooptacular! 23 12pm - 2pm Coffee Lounge
St John’s

11am - 12pm Ward 3
Lake Montgomery 11

SEP.
1.30pm - 2.30pm Ward 17
Tea Dance with Lord Holyrude 25 12pm - 2pm Coffee Lounge

1.30pm - 2.30pm Ward 70
Seated Dance with Sheena 5
3.30pm - 4.30pm Ward 71
JULY

Allan and Ron: Stories and Songs 25 1.30pm - 2.30pm Ward 71

1.30pm - 2.30pm Ward 72
Cera Impala 26
3.30pm - 4.30pm Ward 73

Allan and Ron: Stories and Songs 9 1.30pm - 2.30pm Ward 70
AUGUST

11am - 12pm Ward 71
Magdalena Durant 16
1.30pm - 2.30pm Ward 73
Western General

Tea Dance with Lord Holyrude 30 12pm - 2pm Ward 72

1.30pm - 2.30pm Ward 71
Lake Montgomery 13
SEPTEMBER

3.30pm - 4.30pm Ward 72

1.30pm - 2.30pm Ward 70
Keara Murphy 27
3.30pm - 4.30pm Ward 73

2pm - 3pm Ward 202
Miss Annabel Sings: Variety is.. 11
3.30pm - 4.30pm Ward 203

Singin’.. with Miss Annabel Sings 12 1.30pm - 2.30pm Activity Room at 201
JULY

Elaine Gallagher: Book and a Blether 15 11am - 12pm Wards 202 & 203

1.30pm - 2.30pm Ward 101
Cera Impala 25
3.30pm - 4.30pm Ward 104
Royal Infirmary

2pm - 3pm Ward 104
Magdalena Durant 15
AUGUST

3.30pm - 4.30pm Ward 202
Singin’.. with Miss Annabel Sings 16 2pm - 3pm Activity Room at 201
Hooptacular! 22 12pm - 2pm Main Mall
EVENTS CALENDAR
Event Page Date Time Venue

Elaine Gallagher: Book and a Blether AUG. 26 11am - 12pm Wards 202 & 203
Royal Infirmary (cont.)

2pm - 3pm Ward 101
Lake Montgomery 12
3.30pm - 4.30pm Ward 104

Elaine Gallagher: Book and a Blether 16 11am - 12pm Wards 202 & 203

SEP.
Singin’.. with Miss Annabel Sings 20 11am - 12pm Activity Room at 201

1.30pm - 2.30pm
Keara Murphy 26 Activity Room at 201
3.30pm - 4.30pm
EVERY
Open Art Studio with Anne Elliot TUE. 1.30pm - 3.00pm Glasshouses

EVERY 11am -12pm Glasshouses
DIY and Gardening Volunteers
WED.
JULY EVERY 1pm - 3pm Glasshouses
Open Art Studio with Anne Elliot THU.
EVERY 3pm - 4pm Glasshouses
Patient Singing Group: Sing for Fun WED.
EVERY
Garden Club 1pm - 3pm Glasshouses
THU.
EVERY 1.30pm - 3.00pm Glasshouses
Open Art Studio with Anne Elliot TUE.

DIY and Gardening Volunteers EVERY 11am -12pm Glasshouses
AUGUST

WED.

Open Art Studio with Anne Elliot EVERY 1pm - 3pm Glasshouses
THU.
EVERY 1pm - 3pm Glasshouses
Garden Club THU.
EVERY 1.30pm - 3.00pm Glasshouses
Open Art Studio with Anne Elliot TUE.

DIY and Gardening Volunteers EVERY 11am -12pm Glasshouses
WED.
SEPTEMBER
Royal Edinburgh

Open Art Studio with Anne Elliot EVERY 1pm - 3pm Glasshouses
THU.
EVERY 3pm - 4pm Glasshouses
Patient Singing Group: Sing for Fun WED.
EVERY 1pm - 3pm
Garden Club THU.
Glasshouses

Learning Team with James McLardy WEDs Times vary Pentland/Ward 14

Music at the Movies with Miss PB Dayroom
19 2pm - 3pm
Prospect Bank

Annabel Sings
JULY

Celebration Picnic! 31 2pm - 3.30pm Gardens

Music at the Movies with Miss
AUG.

2 2pm - 3pm PB Dayroom
Annabel Sings
VOLUNTEERS WANTED

© Albie Clark
Are you interested in volunteering for Artlink? Please do get in touch with Miss
Annabel Sings by emailing missannabelsings@artlinkedinburgh.co.uk.

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Looking Back
Developing Future Partnerships

Artlink is an arts and disability organisation established in 1984. Artlink
believes participation in the arts has an important role to play in realising
personal and social change.

We want your involvement in this programme and your feedback on
exhibitions, events and workshops. We depend on you to make this
programme work and your participation will help us to shape future
direction. So call or email us if you need more information, or you want
to talk about what’s on or would like an activity placed on your ward.

Connect with Us

@ArtlinkEdin artlinkedin

ArtlinkEdinburgh www.artlinkedinburgh.co.uk

Contacts
Artlink Office: 0131 229 3555 info@artlinkedinburgh.co.uk
Artlink Glasshouses: 0131 537 6127 glasshouses@artlinkedinburgh.co.uk
Information on workshops: trevor@artlinkedinburgh.co.uk
anne@artlinkedinburgh.co.uk

Information on exhibitions: grace@artlinkedinburgh.co.uk
Information on events: missannabelsings@artlinkedinburgh.co.uk
Artlink Edinburgh & The Lothians

© Image: Albie Clark
13a Spittal Street
Edinburgh EH3 9DY
artlinkedinburgh.co.uk

Artlink is a company registered in Scotland No. 87845
with charitable status, Scottish Charity No. SCO006845