New live music concerts
A new series of live music concerts have been announced at Southmead and Cossham Hospitals for patients, visitors and staff.
The Fresh Music concerts are part of North Bristol NHS Trust’s Fresh Arts scheme, funded by Southmead Hospital Charity.
Working with national music agency Superact, Fresh Music sees some of the UK’s finest musicians visiting wards and waiting areas at Southmead and Cossham Hospitals for the benefit of patients and staff.
The live music performances help to provide a focal and talking point for patients and staff as well as creating a more relaxed atmosphere and a positive healing environment to support the recovery process.
This series runs from January to April 2016 with performances scheduled for different parts of the Brunel Building as well as for ward visits throughout the hospital.
Included in the series is a set of evening concerts which are sponsored by law firm DAC Beachcroft.
Tony Cherry, Regional Senior Partner at DAC Beachcroft in Bristol, said: "As a major employer in Bristol, we feel it is important to contribute to the fabric of our local commnunity by supporting creative and performing arts in our local schools and hospitals
"As a commercial law firm, we're continually looking to be innovative and provide practical solutions and this is why supporting Southmead Hospital's Fresh Music programme appealed to us. It is a simple, creative way in which to support their patients during their time in hospital."
About Fresh Arts
Fresh Arts manages and delivers a range of creative arts based projects to improve patient well-being, confidence and health.
Projects include exhibits of local artists work, music and performance art events, staff workshops and projects involving schools and local community groups.
There is growing evidence of the therapeutic benefits of engaging with creative art programmes – from reducing anxiety and stress to increasing mobility and improving social skills.
Fresh Arts is funded through charitable donations to Southmead Hospital Charity. Find out more.
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