The Bath Folk Festival has once again teamed up with Art at the Heart of the RUH to bring a series of folk acts to the Royal United Hospital’s Atrium and wards.
From Tuesday 15th – Friday 18th August, musicians will perform to the public over lunchtime from 1-1.30pm and then on to the hospital wards to perform to patients from 1.45 – 3.30pm.
To see the performance programme, visit: http://artatruh.org/music/lunchtime-performances/.
Music within a hospital environment can have a significant effect on a patient’s clinical journey. It has been observed that active participation in creative and music activities can act as a form of social inclusion, therefore reducing loneliness and anxiety.
Soundbite is part of the pARTicipate programme that delivers live music and creative activities to RUH wards and public areas, delivering high quality live music and creative reminiscence interactive workshops for older and younger patients – reaching over 13,000 people per year.
Furthermore, Musician in Residence, Frankie Simpkins provides an on-going and fully inclusive music service, building relationships with many regular patients, working both in groups and one-to-one at patients bedsides, tailored to all ages and tastes.