Thursday, 8 January 2015

Fresh Arts Festival Film

In October we contributed to 'The Giant Jumper'  which was a part of the wonderful Fresh Arts Festival at Southmead Hospital, Bristol.

It was such a pleasure to be a part of the festival... Here is a film by the very talented Josh Gaunt, who has captured the smile inducing, heart warming feeling of the festival...

Here is a little information about the festival...

'A three day festival of arts events and activities involving patients, staff and visitors was the culmination of Southmead Hospital Bristol’s public art programme. The Fresh Arts Festival brought poetic first aid, a knitting installation, model car racing, promenade theatre, music on the wards, and a programme of activities to celebrate the opening of the new building.
The festival took place in October 2014. It celebrated the role of art and creativity in the new hospital and helped create a caring, creative community at the heart of hospital.
North Bristol NHS Trust Director of Nursing, Sue Jones said: “I thought it was a fantastic three days; so inspiring. The festival brought a real sense of community to the hospital and was so beneficial for patients. It was like breathing soul into the building. We’ve designed the hospital to be a healing environment, and the arts programme has made that personal for people.”

Willis Newson curated and produced the Festival in collaboration with the Trust’s arts programme Fresh Arts. This film has been created by Josh Gaunt.'