Hospital Food Past & Present

Flyer for hospital food past & presentJoin us on Wednesday the 24th of April, 5.30pm at the Jordanburn Lecture Theatre, Royal Edinburgh Hospital for a talk by Edith Elliot and Elaine Bannerman who will look at how Dietetics began in Edinburgh. Edith and Elaine will explore how the importance of food in the clinical care of patients has evolved over the years.

The 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 year.

With the support of the Lothian Health Services Archive.

The Poet & the Physician

Poet & Physician FlyerJoin 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 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 year.

In association with the Royal Edinburgh Patients’ Council.

Spaces & Places Exhibition

spaces + places exhibition posterWe have new exhibition opening at the Link Gallery in the Royal Edinburgh Hospital on the 8th of April, if you have some time then we suggest you make your way there.

Artist Charlotte Podger interviewed five staff and patients of the REH, to find out which space or object they particularly associate with the hospital or holds a particular memory for them.  A room in the hospital? A corner of a garden? A corridor? A view from a window?

The things they picked might surprise you.

“It’s the GRAND MASTER… in those days it would always have been round the neck of the sister or head matron.” :George Todd, Senior Estates Manager

Distant Voices, Still Lives

FINAL A3 REH DISTANT VOICES POSTER ARTWORKA talk which reveals the experience of illness through the narratives of others past and present. Dr Claire McKechnie, Medical Humanities Research Network, University of Edinburgh, will explore narratives of grief from the past 150 years.

The 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 year.

Supported by contemporary artists, research and historical experts the activity will develop and build over the next  8 months, creating a collection of perspectives of the Hospitals’ history from the point of view of patients, staff, local groups & organisations.

‘Ever Present Past’ will culminate in a public exhibition at the Talbot Rice Gallery from November 2013 to January 2014 .

The Morningside Mirror

Morningside Mirror was a magazine published by patients and staff at the Royal Edinburgh Hospital between the years of 1845 and 1974. This new edition of ‘The Mirror’ is part of Artlink’s contribution to examining the Royal Edinburgh’s 200 year-long history in the lead up to the hospital-wide
Bicentenary commemoration in 2013.

This publication is also available in Braille, Tape and Large print formats.
Please contact us for your copy.