Nuneaton's First Hospital: Public Art Project
Escape Arts are delighted to be working with local artists Spencer Jenkins and Alisha Miller on a public art project based at Manor Hospital, funded through Arts Council England. We would like to hear from anyone who has memories and experiences to share about the hospital. We would love to hear from both patients and people who worked there too from Nursing staff, Surgeons to Cooks and Porters. If you have pictures that you would be happy for us to share, credited of course, that would be great. To share your stories please email [email protected] We look forward to hearing from you.
Nuneaton Escape is a weekly drop in art group for adults 16+ of all abilities. We work with professional artists on projects based around Escape’s heritage work and community activities. We meet every Thursday morning at Chilvers Coton Heritage Centre from 10am until 1pm. We are a friendly and fun group and we are always looking for new members to join this project. The kettle is always on!
Our work is displayed at Chilvers Coton Heritage Centre for the Nuneaton Open Arts Trail in September and goes on tour to the Old Slaughterhouse in Stratford for Warwickshire Open Studios every June. The group is supported by a team of dedicated volunteers who not only support the group on a one to one basis but also lead on the art sessions and come up with new, creative ideas for the group to enjoy.
Nuneaton Escape invites a £5 donation per session, with further donations encouraged for refreshments. Trial sessions are free for people to have a go before joining formally. For more information please contact [email protected]
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