The exhibition Bath War Hospital: ‘Acts of Kindness’, showcased at the Royal United Hospital in Bath, has received great recognition by going through to final stage at the Remember WW1 Awards.
There were 20 projects in total selected across 5 categories from over 160 entrants.
Art at the Heart (AATH) attended the awards ceremony at the Army and Navy Club in Pall Mall, London on 2nd November and achieved runner up in the Arts & Creativity category.
The exhibition has been showcased in the RUH Central Gallery revealing how “small acts of kindness” from the community helped to support the operation of the hospital.
This exhibition funded by the Heritage Lottery: 1st World War ‘Then and Now’ Fund (HLF) reflected the day-to-day life at the Bath War Hospital and was an opportunity to explore the concept of compassionate community support; drawing upon the comfort that this brought to recovering soldiers as well as gaining insight into how such relationships support recovery and wellbeing.
A Theatre Royal Creative Fund grant funded workshops on the Children’s ward and four 3D Multimedia tapestries with Artist Edwina Bridgeman were produced to feature within the exhibition.
The Art at the Heart team will be joining forces with The Natural Theatre Company in February 2017 to bring a Bath War Hospital interactive experience to Queens Square; details are still to be confirmed.
In conjunction with this event, there will also be the opportunity to see the Bath War Hospital ‘Acts of Kindness’ exhibition at the BRSLI where it will be on show for a week. It is now installed in its permanent home on the RUH 1st Floor (Zone B).
An RUH Heritage website is also currently being created. It will be a digital platform for the Bath War Hospital to show the film as well as research, archive and interviews so that ongoing research and collection of memorabilia from members of the community can continue with volunteer researcher, Alison Guerin.
The evaluation film on the Bath War Hospital Exhibition is available to view by clicking here.