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Arts in Health



Art at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital
Arts in Health Development Project

There are a number of Arts in Health projects in our Arts Development Programme each year. We support ongoing long term projects like:

Prime Time

A borough wide project with members across Gateshead which encourages older people to stay culturally active through woodcarving, creative writing, performing or photography.

Hearts and Ships
Happy Hearts

Happy Hearts Lantern Festival

An annual festival which encourages the community and pupils of Wrekenton and Springwell to look at health food, healthy hearts and a procession through the community.

Gateshead Health Trust

We work closely with Gateshead Health Trust on artist workshops, residencies and commissions. Recent projects include:

  • Tranwell Unit Sculpture Garden;
  • Photography residency with Sharon Bailey and the Older People's Directorate;
  • Glass commission with Gavin marshall in the Radiology Unit at Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

Contact Us

Arts Development Team
Culture, Communities and Volunteering (Arts)
Caedmon Hall
Gateshead Central Library
Prince Consort Road

Phone: 0191 433 8449