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A project bringing together different art forms to explore people’s experiences and responses to the pandemic.

  • Music - at the heart of the project are two musicians – Sarah Whittingham (violin) and Richard Taylor (piano & composition) who are both members of the internationally renowned orchestra Manchester Camerata.   Over the last few months they have performed a series of live music concerts for inpatients at St George’s in Stafford and The Redwoods Centre in Shrewsbury.
  • Art & Words - our activity co-ordinators have worked with artist Debbie Todd and writer Jean Atkin, to engage with inpatients and gather their responses to the pandemic.  Participants have responded using images and text to express their feelings - what has helped them through and what are they most looking forward to.
  • Composition – Sarah & Richard will then create a new work inspired by these responses - to be performed at St Georges and Redwoods in the Autumn. 

For more information, please contact: Jessica Kent 01743 210048 / 07814 752783 /


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Arts for Health Contact Details

Jessica Kent - Arts for Health Lead

Redwoods Centre, Somerby Drive,
Shrewsbury SY3 8DS 
01743 210048 / 07814 752783

Helen Wilson - Project Worker

St. George's Hospital, Corporation Street, Stafford ST16 3AG 
01785 221328

Eleanor Babb - Project Worker

St, George's Hospital, Corporation Street,
Stafford ST16 3AG

Diana Buckle - Administrator

Redwoods Centre, Somerby Drive,
Shrewsbury SY3 8DS