Supporting healthcare professionals through challenging times

Communicating through Covid

08.09.22 - 09.09.22
Clod Ensemble Studios
Soames Walk, Design District, Greenwich Peninsula

Responding to needs identified through a series of interviews with staff at Guy’s & St Thomas’ Foundation Trust (GSTT), University College Hospital London, Swansea Bay Health Board and Queen Mary University of London Faculty of Medicine, a team of artists have been offering short appointments to NHS staff and students during their working day – supporting ways to connect with ourselves, each other and our environment through extraordinary times.

Over two days we will be sharing this work in Clod Ensemble’s beautiful new premises designed by Mole Architects.

Part of Clod Ensemble Open.


Who is this event for?

This is a rare opportunity for those interested in arts, health, and the intersection of the two to experience the work of some ground-breaking artists working in these areas. We’ll offer practical sessions suitable for all.



September 8th – With Makiko Aoyama, Hazel Holder, Sheila Ghelani, Amy Shelton, Tim Spooner, Silvia Mercuriali, Suzy Willson, & Victoria Worsley. Films curated by Bhebhe&Davies will be shown throughout.

September 9th – With Makiko Aoyama, Sheila Ghelani, Amy Shelton, Tim Spooner, Silvia Mercuriali, & Suzy Willson, plus a rare chance to listen to poet and author Michael Rosen reading from his book ‘Many Different Kinds of Love: A Story of Life, Death and the NHS’. Films curated by Bhebhe&Davies will be shown throughout.


How will the event run?

The event will begin with a big welcome and introduction to the ‘Communicating through Covid’ research project. You will then get to take part in a range of creative activities which vary over the two days – on Thursday a voice and movement session and on Friday a special reading by author and poet Michael Rosen from his book Many Different Kinds of Love.

You will then have a chance to talk to artists Sheila Ghelani, Amy Shelton, Tim Spooner, Silvia Mecuriali, Makiko Aoyama and Bhebhe&Davies in smaller groups and experience the work they have been doing with healthcare professionals.

To view this event on Eventbrite, click here.

This work is part of a research project ‘Communicating through Covid’ funded by the Arts & Humanities Research Council and supported by Queen Mary University London. Read more about the project in this blog piece.

Image Amy Shelton, The Exeter Florilegium (2021) Commissioned by the Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery, Exeter, 2020. Image credit Senecio for RAMM

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