Working with local schools
In 2022 local artist Katie Allen ran workshops with children at 2 local schools, Dunstable Icknield School and Bedford Road Primary School. This project was jointly funded by the Bedfordshire and Luton Community Foundation’s ‘Let’s Create Jubilee Fund’, NHS Charities Together and The Culture Challenge at Bedford Creative Arts.
The workshops were inspired by quotes from hospital staff when asked “What one thing would you suggest your friend/colleague try to improve their chances of having a better day”
From the output of the workshops with the children, Katie then produced a total of 18 different A1 size posters which have gone on display across both hospital sites.
Paintings in Hospitals
We have collaborated with Paintings in Hospitals to bring original works of art to the Luton and Dunstable Hospital.
Paintings in Hospitals is a UK charity which is committed to bringing world-class art to everybody by providing artwork loans and art activities to health and social care settings.
We have loaned 11 artworks from them to brighten the walls of the hospital. These works were chosen by staff, patients and visitors from a shortlist of over 30.