Hospitals

Voices From The Past

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Join us on the 28th of August from 5.30pm at the Divisional Lecture Theatre, Kennedy Tower, Royal Edinburgh Hospital for an idiosyncratic journey through the last 200 years.

Hear the voices of staff, patients and local people unearthed within the LHSA archives and interviews of patients and staff. Sometimes sad, sometimes heart warming, they combine to weave a compelling story of the everyday.

This talk is part of ‘Ever Present Past’ project at the Royal Edinburgh Hospital developed and coordinated by Artlink. The project explores the history of the Hospital through a series of talks, events and workshops and artist placements throughout 2013 – the Hospital’s bi-centenary

Sing Along

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In July the Western General Hospital Choir entertained patients at the Royal Victoria Building with songs from the Beatles to musical numbers from Les Mis. We explore how it came into being….

The choir is very much chaplain Liz Markey’s brainchild and started with a chat about her involvement in the Artlink Crafty Lunches. She had enjoyed the sociable, relaxing atmosphere of the sessions and the new skills gained. In conversation we soon arrived at an idea of where to take these positive experiences next; how about a staff choir where people come together, relax and sing a few songs together?  We liked it immediately.

Luckily enough we have Nicky at Artlink to design lovely posters.  We set about advertising the opportunity to join the new staff choir and were really pleased to be met by an enthusiastic response.

 

Under the leadership of Liz we soon established strong core of regular singers with others dropping in and out of the 45 minute lunch time session as their schedules allowed. Within a few months the choir was ready to perform: Last December we went round the wards in the RVB singing carols for patients-thereby giving purpose to our fun. The event was enjoyed greatly by the patients and indeed ourselves’.

This summer we visited the wards again to great acclaim!

Please contact Vanessa or Kirsty for further information info@artlinkedinburgh.co.uk .

Morningside Mirror

Welcome to this special edition of the Morningside Mirror. We are celebrating the Royal Edinburgh Hospital’s bicentenary and inside you will find stories about the plans that will make 2013 a year to remember.

This new edition is part of ‘Ever Present Past’ project at the Royal Edinburgh Hospital developed and coordinated by Artlink. The project explores the history of the Hospital through a series of talks, events and workshops and artist placements throughout 2013 – the Hospital’s bi-centenary.

For more information contact trevor@artlinkedinburgh.co.uk or 0131 537 6127.

Music, Health and Wellbeing

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Join us on Wednesday 26th June 2013 at 5.30pm at the Divisional Lecture Theatre, Royal Edinburgh Hospital for a talk on music , health and wellbeing  by Raymond MacDonald Professor of Music Psychology and Improvisation at the School of Music at the University of Edinburgh

In this talk he will explore different perspectives investigating the benefits of music and health- why does music make you feel better?

This talk is part of ‘Ever Present Past’ project at the Royal Edinburgh Hospital developed and coordinated by Artlink. The project explores the history of the Hospital through a series of talks, events and workshops and artist placements throughout 2013 – the Hospital’s bi-centenary

Heart and Soul Singsters

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The Royal Edinburgh Hospital singing group the Heart and Soul Singsters join forces with the Edinburgh University Music Society chorus for a massed sing in the Georgian Gallery. Part of the Ever Present Past programme celebrating 200 years of the hospital, the massed sing will be a fun event to experiment with the acoustics of the gallery and for people to experience singing as part of a big group.

Join us on Friday, 21st of June at the Talbot Rice Gallery for an open rehearsal from 5.30 – 6.30pm to practice the songs with song leader Penny Stone. The event will start at 7pm. Anyone is welcome to join.

People are encouraged to wear something red to make a visual impact. If you can’t make the rehearsal everyone attending the public performance will be welcome to sing or hum along.

Contact glasshouses@artlinkedinburgh.co.uk for more information.

Talbot Rice Gallery,The University of Edinburgh,Old College,South Bridge,Edinburgh EH8 9YL, find directions to the Gallery here .

Internship Opportunties

Mark Dion is undertaking a new commission on behalf of Artlink for Ever / Present / Past. EPP is the programme which commemorates the bi centenary of the Royal Edinburgh Hospital during 2013. Mark Dion’s concept is 200 years, 200 objects. An object for each year, ranging from 1813 to 2013. We are currently compiling…

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Celebrating Fegusson

Joins us at 5.30pm on the 15th of May at the Jordanburn Lecture Theatre at the Royal Edinburgh Hospital. Professor Ronnie Jack will first of all briefly examine Fergusson’s poetry in relation to his life, focusing particularly on how far, if at all, his mental health issues can be detected in his art. He will…

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The Poet & the Physician

Join us on Wednesday the 17th April for a talk by poet Valarie Gillies who will explore how the story of the brief life of Robert Ferguson, is connected to Andrew Duncan’s proposal to build the Royal Edinburgh Hospital. The talk is part of ‘Ever Present Past’ project at the Royal Edinburgh Hospital developed and…

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