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

October – December 2017
Making Workshop with Claire Barclay
Hospital Activities Programme
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October - December 2017

Table of Contents
Introduction to Programme 4- 5 Royal Infirmary cont.
Toby Mottershead 22
St John’s Make Your Own Christmas Cards.. 22
Perspective: Amongst Other Things 6-7 Winter Wonderland 23
Sheena Byrne 8 Artlink Christmas Cabaret Spectacular 23
Make Your Own Christmas Cards.. 9
Winter Wonderland 9
Royal Edinburgh
Artist Commission 9
The New Hospital 27
Logic: Amongst Other Things 28
Western General Making Workshop with Claire Barclay 29
Movement: Amongst Other Things 10 - 11 Pentland and Canaan: We will 31 - 32
Deirdre Nelson: A Growing Sense of 12 become like (a) family
Pride The Glasshouses 33
Cammy Sinclair 13 Open Art Studio at the Glasshouses 34
Miss Annabel Sings 13 DIY and Gardening Volunteers 34
Allan and Ron: Stories and Songs 14 Open Art Studio at the Glasshouses 35
Toby Mottershead 14 Sing for Fun at the Glasshouses 35
Make Your Own Christmas Cards.. 15 Garden Club at the Glasshouses 36
Winter Wonderland 15 Make the Things That Make the Things 36
Festive Magic 16 Making Watercolours Workshop 37
Artist Commission 16

Royal Infirmary Prospect Bank
Autumn Workshops 39
Relationships: Amongst Other Things 17 - 18
Singin’ & Reminiscin’ with Miss 39
Art Club with Anne Elliot 19
Annabel Sings
Cammy Sinclair 19
Miss Annabel Sings 19
Singin’ & Reminiscin’ with Miss 20 Event Calendar 40 - 41
Annabel Sings Volunteers Wanted 42
Elaine Gallagher: Book and a Blether 20 Developing Future Partnerships 43
Marcus Oakley: Making Art for a 21 Contacts 43
Space

All images © Albie Clark unless stated otherwise
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Introduction to Programme

Masses to update you on in the brochure this time. We have met with lots of
wards to talk to them about the future programme and what we can offer;
the take-up and response has been very positive. We also have exciting
news that Pentland and Canaan (previously Ward 14), who we have been
working with over the last year and more, have been shortlisted for Scotland’s
Prestigious Dementia Awards. Well done to everyone involved. There is more
information about that later in the brochure.

Artlink’s newly curated exhibition programme is now on show and includes
the exhibition Amongst Other Things, which has three connecting parts
(Logic, Relationships and Perspective) at the Royal Edinburgh, Royal Infirmary
and St John’s.

In the current show, Amongst Other Things, you can see original artworks
that were made in collaborative environments. The works were made through
close one-to-one working relationships between contemporary artists and
previous and current patients and service users. In the shows we have been
thinking about how working together can dissolve hierarchies, bringing
people together through the process of making.

The arrangements of work at each hospital are both playful and reflective
and respond to the differences in each of the spaces. The works have been
selected for the exhibitions through their visual relationships and the stories
that arise between them. This is a look back at some of the great work that has
been made over the last couple of years. The show runs until January 2018,
which affords us the opportunity to further build a narrative around the work
and the process that these particular works grew out of. This will be tailored
to each space. Within the Royal Infirmary we will use one of the corridors
to contextualise the exhibition, including explanatory text, past and recent
photographs of patients working with the artists. Within the Royal Edinburgh
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we have allowed space to tell the story of the patient artwork which has
been framed and displayed within the public corridors.

In our future programme we are interested in mentoring young talent. This will
introduce new and fresh ideas into the hospitals. To kick this off we will be
developing a series of commissions in the hospitals that will see young artists
coming onto wards and taking part in workshops. The work made as part
of these commissions will not necessarily be on show in the hospital gallery
spaces, but in the public and private spaces that you, as people who use the
hospitals, think are appropriate. There will be more info on this in the next
brochure, look out for information on how and when you can get involved.

In addition, our events programme is curated by Miss Annabel Sings and
showcases the stars of variety and live music from the vibrant entertainment
scene in Scotland. We understand how easy it is to stop feeling like your
old self, therefore we have devised a programme to entertain and help lift
your mood. Sometimes a song, a story, a smile or some laughter can help
change the atmosphere. Join us for one of our events either on your ward or
in the public spaces of the hospitals. In all our events we take one thing very
seriously … fun!

If you would like to feedback or comment on the programme, all our email
addresses are at the back of the brochure, and we would love to hear from
you.

So whether you are visiting the exhibitions, participating in the workshop
programme or enjoying the performances and events, please come along to
as much as possible and join in where and when you can.

St John’s Western General Royal Infirmary Royal Edinburgh Prospect Bank
St John’s
Amonsgt Other Things
St John’s

Perspective: Amongst Other Things
Exhibitions

Currently showing is an exhibition with prints, drawings, sculptures, paintings and
collages by artists Jonathan Owen, Neil Grassie, Jocky, Claire Barclay, Gary
Burden and Malcolm Thomson.

By revisiting artworks that were made in collaborative environments, we have
been looking at how working together through processes of making can develop
forms of artistic expression. Here we find a shared language between individuals
and visual connections made within the works of art. The objects in Perspective are
works of close observation, shifting their subjects, providing a narrative about the
work to develop new ways of thinking and unique points of view.

An interpretative piece of writing by artist Lauren Gault has been commissioned to
accompany the exhibition. It offers an alternative explanation of the work. You can
bring your own interpretations to the artworks and her text.

Artist Anne Elliot will be holding new workshops on wards at St John’s. These will
take inspiration from materials and techniques used to make the artworks in this
exhibition. The work that is made by staff and patients will be displayed in the
gallery space alongside Amongst Other Things.

The gallery at St John’s is located on the second floor in the corridor leading to the
dining room.

Amongst Other Things is an exhibition in three parts. The others, Relationships
and Logic, are at the Royal Infirmary and the Royal Edinburgh. The exhibitions
continue to January 2018.
© Grace Johnston

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St John’s
Events

Sheena Byrne
Sheena Byrne
Sheena is a dynamic dance teacher and has made such a positive impact on the
wards that we have invited her back to St. John’s for a series of sessions throughout
October and November. Sheena will be celebrating the positive impact movement
and dance has on your body and mind. These movement classes are great for
people of all ages and abilities.
 
Thursday 5th October and Thursday 12th October
Ward 3 - 11.30am – 12.30pm
Ward 17 - 1.30pm – 2.30pm
Open to patients and staff on the wards

Thursday 9th November and Thursday 16th November
Ward 3 - 11.30am – 12.30pm
Ward 17 - 1.30pm – 2.30pm
Open to patients and staff on the wards

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St John’s

Make Your Own Christmas Cards with Max
Events

The festive season is fast approaching and this year we are staying one step ahead
and helping you make your mark on the occassion! Make your own yuletide cards
for friends and family with the brilliant artist Max Scratchmann. Join him for an hour
of chat and creativity; discover how to make decoupage and maybe even squeeze
in an early mince pie. Go on; it’s nearly Christmas.
 
Monday 4th December
Ward 3 - 11.00am – 12.00pm
Ward 17 - 1.30pm – 2.30pm
Open to patients and staff on the wards

Winter Wonderland

It’s that time of year again! Time for a journey through everyone’s favourite festive
playlist with our cabaret star Miss Annabel Sings. She will be there to put you in the
yuletide mood; watch out for those sleighbells.

Monday 11th December
Ward 3 - 11.00am – 12.00pm
Open to patients and staff on the ward
Coffee Lounge - 1.00pm – 2.00pm
Open to all

Artist Commission

Towards the end of the year we will establish a commission for an emergent artist to
work within mental health services, making links for patients between hospital and
community. Look out for more details.

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Western General
Anthony Schrag
Western General

Movement: Amongst Other Things
Exhibition

As part of the wider exhibition programme Amongst Other Things, artist
Anthony Schrag has been working with a group of Occupational Therapists. 

Anthony’s idea for this project comes from the premise that the way we move is ‘a
non-conventional way of communication.’ The group meets weekly to undertake a
variety of workshops including drawing, photography, choreography and mapping
activities which all reflect upon the role of movement within their work, and how it
can be used creatively within their daily practice. 

The focus of the workshop relates to notions of identity, emerging from a general
realisation that the OT profession is not well understood, both within the hospital
and more generally. As participant Tracey suggests: “No one would know what an
OT does unless they actually needed them.” The project explores how movement
can be used to express and communicate their work in creative and new ways. 

As this is an ongoing collaborative process, there is currently no fixed outcome,
but there will be information about developments in the gallery at the Western
General, building up to a public-facing artwork in November. Keep your eyes
peeled for a variety of fun things happening throughout the hospital!
© Courtesy of the artist

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Western General
Exhibition

Deirdre Nelson: A Growing Sense of Pride
To thank everyone for their contributions to the wall-based sticker installation A
Growing Sense of Pride, the textile artist Deirdre Nelson has made a small
edition of newly crafted gifts. Each includes a handkerchief and sewing kit, so that
you can permanently stitch in words describing what makes you feel proud.

This marks the end of Deirdre’s time here at the Western General, during which
she undertook the new commission Pride and Participation, after a short period in
residence earlier this year.

The gifts will be sent out to some lucky wards via internal mail. If sewing isn’t your
idea of fun, you can always pass them on to a friend or a loved one to allow them
to make their mark!

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Western General

Cammy Sinclair
Events

Cammy, one of the heroes of the Scottish folk music scene, is back by popular
demand. Enjoy an uplifting hour of music topped off with a healthy dose of
laughter. With his smiling face, and a song in his heart, he’ll be performing folk
songs old and new just for you.

Wednesday 4th October
Ward 71 - 11.00am – 12.00pm
Ward 73 - 2.00pm – 3.00pm
Open to patients and staff on all wards in the Royal Victoria Building

Miss Annabel Sings
Life is a cabaret! Pull back the red velvet curtain on this much-loved art form with
one of the UK’s premier cabaret darlings. Glimpse a world of storytelling through
song. This cabaret darling is all about finding new perspectives on familiar songs.
Together we will make music!

Wednesday 11th October
Ward 70 - 11.00am – 12.00pm
Ward 72 - 2.00pm – 3.00pm
Open to patients and staff on all wards in the RVB building

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Allan and Ron: Stories and Songs
Events

Life is full of stories and even better when it’s filled with songs. Join our wonderful
volunteers Alan and Ron for an hour of storytelling and song, some old and some
new to tap your toes to. Alan and Ron have been volunteering at the Western
General for about 2 years and have become a firm favourite on the wards.

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

Wednesday 29th November
Ward 70 - 1.30pm – 2.30pm
Open to patients and staff on all wards in the RVB building

Wednesday 13th December
Ward 72 - 1.30pm – 2.30pm
Open to patients and staff on all wards in the RVB building

Toby Mottershead
Acclaimed Edinburgh rhythm ’n’ bluesman and lead singer of the Black Diamond
Express, Toby Mottershead presents an hour of toe-tapping classics and masterful
musicianship. Sit back and relax as Toby treats you to songs old and new. Music
matters to Toby and his passion is spellbinding.

Wednesday 8th November
Ward 70 - 11.00am – 12.00pm
Ward 73 - 2.00pm – 3.00pm
Open to patients and staff on all wards in the RVB building

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Western General

Make Your Own Christmas Cards with Max
Events

The festive season is fast approaching and this year we are staying one step ahead
and helping you make your mark on the occasion! Make your own yuletide cards
for friends and family with the brilliant artist Max Scratchmann. Join him for an hour
of chat and creativity; discover how to make decoupage and maybe even squeeze
in an early mince pie. Go on; it’s nearly Christmas.

Wednesday 29th November
Ward 71 - 11.00am – 12.00pm
Ward 72 - 2.00pm – 3.00pm
Open to patients and staff on all wards in the RVB building

Winter Wonderland

It’s that time of year again! Pop on your bauble hats and warm up the mince pies
for a journey through everyone’s favourite festive playlist with our cabaret star
Miss Annabel Sings. She will be there with sleigh bells on to put you in the yuletide
mood.

Wednesday 6th December
Ward 72 - 11.00am – 12.00pm
Ward 73 - 2.00pm – 3.00pm
Open to patients and staff on all wards in the RVB building

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Western General
Events

Festive Magic

Sprinkle some magic onto your day with an hour of comedy, sleight of hand and
card tricks from everybody’s favourite magician Paul Novak. Paul is well loved
around the hospitals and will leave you wondering, “How did he do that?!” What
Paul doesn’t know about magic isn’t worth knowing.

Wednesday 20th December

Detail from Malcolm Thompson’s work for Relationships. © Grace Johnston
Ward 70 - 11.00am – 12.00pm
Ward 71 - 2.00pm – 3.00pm 
Open to patients, family and staff on all wards in the RVB building

Artist Commission

Towards the end of the year we will establish a commission for an emergent artist to
work within elderly care and dementia, making links to artist James McLardy’s work
at the REH and sensory work with people with high support needs in Midlothian.
Look out for more details.

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Royal Infirmary
Amonsgt Other Things
Royal Infirmary

Relationships: Amongst Other Things
Exhibition

An exhibition with prints, drawings, sculptures, textiles and collages by artists
Jonathan Owen, Neil Grassie, Nikhil Haskar, Claire Barclay, Gary Burden and
Malcolm Thomson.

By revisiting artworks that were made in collaborative environments, we have been
looking at how working together can develop new forms of artistic expression.
Here we find a shared visual language between individuals through repetitions in
colour, materials and techniques - such as mark making, wrapping and layering -
Relationships focuses on the abstract nature of artworks and their ability to express
our feelings and mutual bonds. This is an evolving exhibition, over time new
information will provide the stories behind the work and the artists who have made
them.

In addition, an interpretative piece of writing by Lauren Gault has been
commissioned to accompany the exhibition. It offers ways to open up the potential
in the things that we see. You can bring your own interpretation to the artworks and
her text.

Amongst Other Things is an exhibition in three parts. The others, Logic and
Perspective, are at the Royal Edinburgh and St John’s.

The gallery at the Royal Infirmary is located near the main reception and in the
corridor leading to Spiritual Care.

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Royal Infirmary

Art Club with Anne Elliot
Workshops

The Tuesday Art club continues where artist Anne Elliot will explore more visual art
techniques with you. Each week in October Anne will introduce a different art activity for
the group. If you’re interested in having a go, please contact activity nurse Carey Moss
on ward 201.

Tuesday 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th October
Activity Room 201 - 10.30am –12.00noon
Open to patients and staff on wards 101, 104, 201, 202 and 203

Cammy Sinclair

Cammy, one of the heroes of the Scottish folk music scene is back by popular demand.
Enjoy an uplifting hour of music topped off with a healthy dose of laughter. With his
smiling face and a song in his heart he’ll be performing folk songs old and new just for
you.

Tuesday 3rd October
Ward 101 - 1.45pm – 2.45pm
Ward 104 - 3.15pm – 4.15pm
Open to patients and staff on the wards

Miss Annabel Sings

Life is a cabaret! Pull back the red velvet curtain on this much-loved art form with one
of the UK’s premier cabaret darlings. Glimpse into a world of storytelling through song.
This cabaret darling is all about finding new perspectives on familiar songs. Together we
might just see fresh perspectives.

Tuesday 10th October
Ward 202 - 1.45pm – 2.45pm
Ward 203 - 3.15pm – 4.15pm
Open to patients and staff on the wards

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Royal Infirmary

Singin’ & Reminiscin’ with Miss Annabel Sings
Events

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 18th October
Activity Room at 201 ERI - 11.00am – 12.00pm
Open to patients and staff on wards 101, 104, 201, 202 and 203

Wednesday 22nd November
Activity Room at 201 ERI - 11.00am – 12.00pm
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 21st October
Ward 202 and 203 – 11.00am – 12.00pm
Open to patients on the wards

Saturday 18th November
Ward 202 and 203 – 11.00am – 12.00pm
Open to patients on the wards

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

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Royal Infirmary
Workshops

Marcus Oakley: Making Art for a Space
A series of fun and exciting workshops, with designer Marcus Oakley, in which
you will explore new techniques. Marcus will help bring out the best in all, creating
small, funky, art interventions in Ward 201. The workshop will take inspiration from
the exhibition Amongst Other Things which is currently on in the Pelican Gallery. 

Interested in having a go? Please contact activity nurse Carey Moss on Ward 201. 

Tuesday 31st October, 14th, 21st, 28th November and 5th December
Activity Room 201 - 10.30am – 12.00noon and 1.30pm – 3.00pm
Open to patients and staff on wards 101, 104, 201, 202 and 203

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Royal Infirmary

Toby Mottershead
Events

Acclaimed Edinburgh rhythm ’n’ bluesman and lead singer of the Black Diamond
Express, Toby Mottershead presents an hour of toe-tapping classics and masterful
musicianship. Sit back and relax as Toby treats you to songs old and new. Music
matters to Toby and his passion is spellbinding.

Tuesday 7th November
Ward 104 - 1.45pm – 2.45pm
Ward 202 - 3.15pm – 4.15pm
Open to patients and staff on the wards

Make Your Own Christmas Cards with Max

The festive season is fast approaching and this year we are staying one step
ahead! Make your own yuletide cards to share amongst friends and family with
the brilliant artist Max Scratchmann. Join him for an hour of chat and creativity;
discover how to make decoupage and maybe even squeeze in an early mince pie.
Go on; it’s nearly Christmas.

Thursday 30th November
Activity Room at 201 ERI - 11.00am – 12.00pm and 2.00pm – 3.00pm
Open to patients and staff on wards 101, 104, 201, 202 and 203

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Royal Infirmary
Events

© Stephen Butler, Creative Commons
Winter Wonderland
It’s that time of year again! Time for a journey through everyone’s favourite
Christmas playlist with our cabaret star Miss Annabel Sings. She will be there with
sleigh bells on to put you in the yuletide mood.

Tuesday 12th December
Ward 104 - 1.45pm – 2.45pm
Ward 203 - 3.15pm – 4.15pm
Open to patients and staff on the wards

Artlink Christmas Cabaret Spectacular
Join us in the main mall for a light hearted festive cabaret to bring some festive
cheer. Expect live music, dancing (mince pies) and magic from some of the starriest
acts shining on our vibrant Scottish live entertainment scene. Compered by Miss
Annabel Sings.

Tuesday 19th December
Main Mall - 12.30pm – 2.30pm
Open to all

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Royal Edinburgh
Entrance to the New Royal Edinburgh Building
Royal Edinburgh
Patient Artwork in the New Building
Royal Edinburgh
The New Hospital

The new hospital at the REH is now bustling with staff and patients; we have been
round every single ward to talk to you about workshops etc. and have been really
impressed with the new wards. Most wards have only been in for a short period but
overall it appears to be a very positive move and we look forward to working with
you all in the new hospital.

We hope that you have noticed the artworks in the public corridors of the hospital;
these are a combination of works from the NHS collection as well as almost 70
works produced by patients. The patients’ artworks were all made in an Artlink
making and masterclasses led by Artist Vanessa Lawrence in 2016. We have been
working closely with Becky Brazil, Arts Project Manager, GreenSpace/ArtSpace,
who was responsible for getting the works framed. We love them and the character
they bring to the new build and hope you agree with us. Thanks also to Jane
Lawrence, RSA who was responsible for selecting the work from the NHS collection
and Emma Cochrane, Capital Planning and Projects Team for all their help and
input.

Becky is also in the process of commissioning bespoke hinged art frames for all the
new wards. These should be in place by November when we will bring Vanessa
Lawrence back to do painting workshops on the wards. This means that each ward
will have a collection of patient artworks to display in your new frames.

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Royal Edinburgh
Exhibition

Logic: Amongst Other Things
An exhibition with prints, drawings, sculptures, textiles and collages by artists
Jonathan Owen, Neil Grassie, Nikhil Haskar, Claire Barclay, Gary Burden and
Malcolm Thomson.

By revisiting artworks that were made in collaborative environments, we have been
looking at how working together through processes of making can develop new
forms of artistic expression. Here we find a shared language between individuals
and visual connections amongst works of art. Logic focuses on how we can arrive
at unexpected outcomes that change our original intentions and ideas.

An interpretative piece of writing by Lauren Gault has been commissioned to
accompany the exhibition. It offers ways to open up the potential in the things that
we see. You can bring your own interpretations to the artworks and her text.

Amongst Other Things is an exhibition in three parts. The others, Perspective and
Relationships, are at St John’s and the Royal Infirmary.

The gallery in the new Royal Edinburgh Building is located in the right hand
corridor leading from the main reception area.

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Royal Edinburgh

Making Workshop with Claire Barclay
Workshop

To coincide with the new exhibition Amongst Other Things, each Wednesday
throughout August Claire Barclay worked alongside four participants at the Royal
Edinburgh.

Using the plants and surrounding environment of the glasshouse as inspiration, the
workshop explored different approaches to mark making through drawing and
painting. These techniques were developed into three-dimensional objects with
acetate, paper and wood. In the final week, the makers collaborated to construct
a temporary installation, bringing the different elements of their work together in a
visual way.

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Royal Edinburgh
Pentland and Canaan
Royal Edinburgh

Pentland and Canaan
Workshops

We will become like (a) family goes from strength to strength

As mentioned in the introduction Pentland and Canaan (previously Ward 14) have
made it through to a shortlist of 3 in the category of best acute care initiative in
Scotland’s Dementia Awards. Rigorously judged by a panel of senior health, social
service and third sector professionals alongside people with dementia and carers,
the Awards celebrate creative approaches, innovation and best practice in all
aspects of information, advice, care and support for people living with dementia.

The Awards culminate in a celebration event on World Alzheimer’s Day on 21st
September at the Glasgow Marriott Hotel. Frank Charlston and Frances Aitken,
SCN Pentland and Canaan, have called the project, ‘’Together is a powerful tool’’,
I think we’d all agree with that. We will be there on the 21st and will let you know
the results in the next brochure but I’m sure you will hear well before that!

We also had a celebration of the completion of the geodesic dome with a garden
party on Pentland ward, back in the summer - remember the summer? The
celebration was as much about the amazing journey Tom and artist James McLardy
have been on in creating and building the dome, with the help and input of the
wider learning team on Pentland. We had over 50 people come along to join in
the celebration including some wards from other hospitals; thanks to everyone who
made the day a big success.

The colour and wayfinding project for Pentland ward is now well underway
with Fiona McLachlan, an architect and Professor of Architectural Practice at the
University of Edinburgh. Fiona has visited the ward on several occasions to get
to know some of the residents and to speak with staff and carers. The aim was to
develop an understanding of the way in which the spaces are used, and to help
focus the colour installation in the most appropriate places on the ward.

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Royal Edinburgh

Pentland and Canaan (cont.)
Workshops

We will become like (a) family goes from strength to strength

Two themes are beginning to emerge, which will guide the design of the
installations:

the need to re-enforce the character and feel of specific spaces in the ward
as destinations with greater variety and identity

to direct movement, particularly in areas at the ends of corridors and at
significant changes in direction

Fiona is now developing design ideas and will present these at the next carers
forum in mid-September. The intention is then to develop the project together
with a group of fourth year architecture students as part of a course on colour in
architecture, who will help install the work and paint key wall areas during the
autumn semester. This project is funded by a University of Edinburgh Innovation
Initiative Grant.

As well as the work we are doing with patients we are also exploring the idea of
touch in our work with Pentland and Canaan. We are bringing in Aisling Baskill,
Community Therapist, Healthy Life Centre to work with staff and relatives on both
wards. This was suggested by Frances Aitken and the interest and take up has been
great. Aisling will initially give hand, head and neck massage sessions to staff and
relatives, so they can experience for themselves first hand the benefits of massage.
Aisling will then deliver further sessions explaining and
demonstrating simple massage techniques to staff and relatives
in order that they can then use these techniques on family
members and patients.

What was it Frank and Frances said, ‘together is a powerful tool!’

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Royal Edinburgh
Workshops/Volunteer

What better place to make your mark than at the Royal Edinburgh Hospital
Glasshouses? Artlink’s Hospital Arts team are based at the Glasshouses and
manage this fantastic resource on behalf of the Royal Edinburgh Hospital. There are
three large greenhouses, an art studio and surrounding gardens. You can attend
the workshops or help out running the space as a volunteer. Spaces are available
for you to book for meetings, events and workshops.

If you want more information or would like to join in any of the activities contact
Anne Elliot on 0131 537 6127 or email anne@artlinkedinburgh.co.uk

THE GLASSHOUSES

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Royal Edinburgh

Open Art Studio at the Glasshouses
Workshops/Volunteer

Expressive art group experimenting with many different techniques such as
watercolours and drawing with artist Anne Elliot. People often think they are not
very good at 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, October 3rd through to December 9th. Resumes
January 9th 2018
Glasshouses - 1.30pm – 3.00pm
Inpatients only

DIY and Gardening Volunteers at the Glasshouses
The Glasshouses are a much loved facility for patients at the Royal Edinburgh.
Just come along and join in if you are interested in learning some gardening and
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 so get in touch if you have any furniture that needs painted. During
November, artist Alex Wilde will return to deliver a series of 5 workshops giving
the regular volunteers a chance to explore new ideas and learn new techniques
whilst contributing to this years autumn/winter project with the theme of art
and light. Come and visit the picnic area at the back of the Glasshouses to enjoy
the improvements made by regular volunteers.

Every Wednesday, October 4th through to December 10th
Glasshouses - 11.00am – 12.00 noon
Inpatients only, places are limited

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Royal Edinburgh

Open Art Studio at the Glasshouses
Workshops

Expressive art group exploring many different techniques and themes with artist
Anne Elliot. During the autumn and winter months the workshops will be exploring
the theme of art and light with surprising outcomes happening in the Glasshouses
and beyond. As part of this project, artist Alex Wilde will return to deliver a series
of 5 workshops during November exploring the theme of light introducing new
ideas and techniques to the regular Wednesday group.

With artists ​​Anne Elliot and Alex Wilde.

Every Wednesday, October 4th through to December 10th
Glasshouses - 1.00pm – 3.00pm
Free and open to all

Sing for Fun at the Glasshouses
Sing your favourite songs and learn some new ones with musician Penny Stone in
the Glasshouses. The group is open to all patients, staff and visitors. Come along
and let us know what music you like to sing and add your voice to the cacophony
of song in this communal activity.

Every Wednesday, 4th October through to December 6th*
Glasshouses - 3.00pm – 4.00pm
Free and open to all

*Please note there will be no group on the 18th October; the group will resume again in the new year
on the 10th January 2018!

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Royal Edinburgh

Garden Club at the Glasshouses
Workshops

Enjoy the gardens around the Glasshouses and inside the Glasshouses themselves
and the transition from autumn colours into winter. The main harvest at the
Glasshouses will be the apples and pears in the Orchard and living willow. We
will be planning some activities, such as willow weaving projects. Enjoy working
in the warmth of the middle greenhouse as the heating goes back on to help see
the exotic plant collection survive the Scottish winter. We will be planning ahead
for the forthcoming 2018 growing season. All great fun; share your gardening
knowledge and take part in getting active in a gentle way.

Every Thursday, October 5th through to December 7th
Glasshouses - 1.00pm – 3.00pm
Free and open to all

Make the Things That Make the Things
Artist James McLardy will work with families
and relatives with experience of dementia. This
will involve communal rope weaving, which
Event

is designed to involve everyone regardless of
previous experience.

Wednesday 11th October
Glasshouses - 1.00pm – 3.00pm
Open to families and relatives with experience of
dementia

“Luminate is an annual festival that takes place across the length and breadth of Scotland each October,
offering the chance to celebrate creativity, share stories and to explore what ageing means to all of us.”

More information: www.luminatescotland.org

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Royal Edinburgh
Workshop

Making Watercolours Workshop with Vanessa Lawrence
As mentioned earlier, each of the new wards will have a bespoke hinged frame in
which they can display artworks. Artist Vanessa Lawrence will be doing workshops
on every new ward to create a collection of paintings by patients; this will give
each ward a body of work which they can display in the frames to personalize their
wards.

Wednesdays throughout November and part of December
We will be in touch with each ward directly about dates, times etc.
Open to all patients on each of the wards

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Prospect Bank
Workshops
Prospect Bank
New!

As well as working at St Johns, Western General, Royal Infirmary and the Royal
Edinburgh we are delighted to be working with Prospect Bank, Findlay House.

Art for Autumn Workshops
Workshop

During the autumn months Anne Elliot will continue to work at Prospect Bank.
Activities Nurse Jacqui McKay and Anne will deliver a series of painting workshops
where you will work on on different surfaces such as canvas and wood. We will
also look at making some art objects for the garden.

Mondays 9th October through to 4th December
2.00pm – 4.00pm
Open to patients, staff and relatives
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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.

Wednesdays 18th October, 22nd November & 13th December
Prospect Bank Dayroom 2.00pm – 3.00pm
Open to all patients and staff

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EVENTS CALENDAR
Event Page Date Time Venue

5TH 11.30am - 12.30pm Ward 3

OCT.
12TH 1.30pm - 2.30pm Ward 17
Sheena Byrne 8
9TH 11.30am - 12.30pm Ward 3

NOV.
16TH 1.30pm - 2.30pm Ward 17

11.00am - 12.00pm Ward 3

DEC.
Make Your Own Christmas Cards.. 9 4TH
St John’s

1.30pm - 2.30pm Ward 17

11.00am - 12.00pm Ward 3

DEC.
Winter Wonderland 9 11TH
1.00pm - 2.00pm Coffee Lounge

11.00am - 12.00pm Ward 71

OCT.
Cammy Sinclair 13 4TH
2.00pm - 3.00pm Ward 73

11.00am - 12.00pm Ward 70
OCT.

Miss Annabel Sings 13 11TH
2.00pm - 3.00pm Ward 72
OCT. 25TH 1.30pm - 2.30pm Ward 71
Allan and Ron: Stories and Songs 14 NOV. 29TH 1.30pm - 2.30pm Ward 70
DEC. 13TH 1.30pm - 2.30pm Ward 72

11.00am - 12.00pm Ward 70
NOV.

Toby Mottershead 14 8TH
2.00pm - 3.00pm Ward 73

11.00am - 12.00pm Ward 71
NOV.

Make Your Own Christmas Cards.. 15 29TH
Western General

2.00pm - 3.00pm Ward 72

11.00am - 12.00pm Ward 72
DEC.

Winter Wonderland 15 6TH
2.00pm - 3.00pm Ward 73

11.00am - 12.00pm Ward 70
DEC.

Festive Magic 16 20TH
2.00pm - 3.00pm Ward 71

3RD 10.30am -12.00pm Activity Room at 201
OCTOBER

10TH 10.30am -12.00pm Activity Room at 201
Art Club with Anne Elliot 19
17TH 10.30am -12.00pm Activity Room at 201

24TH 10.30am -12.00pm Activity Room at 201

1.45pm - 2.45pm Ward 101
OCT.

Cammy Sinclair 19 3RD
3.15pm - 4.15pm Ward 104
Royal Infirmary

1.45pm - 2.45pm Ward 202
OCT.

Miss Annabel Sings 19 10TH
3.15pm - 4.15pm Ward 203

Singin’ & Reminiscin’ with Miss Annabel OCT. 18TH 11.00am - 12.00pm Activity Room at 201
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Sings NOV. 22ND 11.00am - 12.00pm Activity Room at 201
EVENTS CALENDAR
Event Page Date Time Venue

OCT. 21ST 11.00am - 12.00pm Wards 202 & 203

Elaine Gallagher: Book and a Blether 20 NOV. 18TH 11.00am - 12.00pm Wards 202 & 203

DEC. 16TH 11.00am - 12.00pm Wards 202 & 203
OCT. 31ST 10.30am - 12pm; 1.30pm - 3pm Activity Room at 201

14TH

NOVEMBER
Marcus Oakley: Making Art for a Space 21 10.30am - 12pm;
21ST 1.30pm - 3pm Activity Room at 201

28TH
DEC. 5TH 10.30am - 12pm; 1.30pm - 3pm Activity Room at 201
1.45pm – 2.45pm Ward 104
7TH
Royal Infirmary (cont.)

Toby Mottershead 22 NOV.
3.15pm – 4.15pm Ward 202
11.00am – 12.00pm;
Make Your Own Christmas Cards.. 22 NOV. 30TH 2.00pm – 3.00pm Activity Room at 201

1.45pm – 2.45pm Ward 104
DEC.

Winter Wonderland 23 12TH
3.15pm – 4.15pm Ward 203

Artlink Christmas Cabaret Spectacular 23 DEC. 19TH 12.30pm – 2.30pm Main Mall

Open Art Studio at the Glasshouses 34 EVERY 1.30pm – 3.00pm
TUE. Glasshouses
OTOBER - DECEMBER

EVERY
DIY and Gardening Volunteers 34 WED.
11.00am – 12.00pm Glasshouses
EVERY 1.00pm – 3.00pm
Open Art Studio at the Glasshouses 35 WED. Glasshouses
Royal Edinburgh

EVERY
Sing for Fun at the Glasshouses 35 THU. 3.00pm – 4.00pm Glasshouses

EVERY Glasshouses
Garden Club at the Glasshouses 36 THU.
1.00pm – 3.00pm

Make the Things That Make the Things 36 OCT. 11TH 1.00pm – 3.00pm Glasshouses

Making Watercolours Workshop 37 NOV. - DEC. WEDNESDAYS, TIMES TBC.

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Prospect Bank

OCT. & NOV. MONDAYS. STARTS 9TH OCT. 2.00pm – 4.00pm

OCT. 18TH 2.00pm - 3.00pm PB Dayroom
Singin’ & Reminiscin’ with Miss
39 NOV. 22ND 2.00pm - 3.00pm PB Dayroom
Annabel Sings
DEC. 13TH 2.00pm - 3.00pm PB Dayroom
VOLUNTEERS WANTED

Are you interested in volunteering for Artlink? Please do get in touch with
Anne Elliot at anne@artlinkedinburgh.co.uk or Miss Annabel Sings at
missannabelsings@artlinkedinburgh.co.uk.

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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
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

© Image: Albie Clark