Gwanwyn Festival 2019, Mnemonic 3.0, by Jorge Lizalde.

As part of the Gwanwyn Festival last year, we were delighted to work with filmmaker Jorge Lizalde, and third sector organisation, Solace, at the Highlight Road Community Centre in Barry. The project, Mnemonic 3, created by Jorge Lizalde, enabled us to give carers a voice and an opportunity to express their experiences, thoughts and feelings. … Continue reading Gwanwyn Festival 2019, Mnemonic 3.0, by Jorge Lizalde.

Illustrator Dan Peterson in the Dragon’s Heart Hospital

In May 2020 the Arts for Health and Wellbeing team, supported by Cardiff & Vale Health Charity, commissioned reportage Illustrator and War Artist, Dan Peterson to document Cardiff and Vale University Health Board’s response to COVID-19, specifically at the new Dragon’s Heart Hospital, the new field hospital built in the grounds of the Principality Stadium … Continue reading Illustrator Dan Peterson in the Dragon’s Heart Hospital

‘Our Orchard’ – Poem by Angie Kirby

We are delighted to have commissioned Cardiff based poet, artist and singer-songwriter, Angie Kirby to write a poem for Ein Berllan - Our Orchard, an innovative outdoors project, bringing to life the vision of a community orchard in the fields surrounding the University Hospital Llandough site. Find out more about Our Orchard here: http://www.ourorchard.wales Angie … Continue reading ‘Our Orchard’ – Poem by Angie Kirby

A Creative Writing Project with Briony Goffin

This creative writing project, designed by Briony Goffin in association with Cardiff & Vale Health Charity, is an opportunity to record and reflect upon our personal experience of lockdown, now and in the future. We would like as many different voices and perspectives as possible to create a multifaceted account of lockdown. No detail too … Continue reading A Creative Writing Project with Briony Goffin

Paintings In Hospitals – Linear Meditations

Cardiff  & Vale Health Charity and the Arts team realize that both staff and patients are currently under a lot of pressure and that everyone will benefit from some much needed relief from the stress of present circumstances.  Our partners, Paintings in Hospital have put together a mindfulness exercise on their website, coordinating specific artworks, … Continue reading Paintings In Hospitals – Linear Meditations

Malcolm Murphy – Painting Donation

A big thank you to local artist Malcolm Murphy for donating one of his paintings to the Arts for Health and Wellbeing team at Cardiff and Vale University Health Board. The painting depicts five renowned musicians who regularly perform in some of the most prestigious venues in the uk, but who have now come together to bring music to their neighbours in support of … Continue reading Malcolm Murphy – Painting Donation

Our weekly Poetry Prescription by William Dean Ford

Introducing William Dean Ford William Dean Ford is a versatile poet and spoken word performer, providing a weekly ‘Poetry Prescription’ in response to the uncertainties we all face in these difficult times. His creative journey began with writing to cope with social phobia, anxiety, depression and agoraphobia that developed over many years of living alone … Continue reading Our weekly Poetry Prescription by William Dean Ford

Traditional Nurses Cap – Free Paper Template

Learn something new! Get creative at home and give thanks to our NHS heroes with this simple paper craft project. Download the free template on the link below and follow the instructions to create your own Nurses Cap. Want your cap to feature in our 'With Thanks' exhibition when the Hearth Gallery at University Hospital Llandough is … Continue reading Traditional Nurses Cap – Free Paper Template