Paul Whittaker is an artist, filmmaker and playwright working out of Cardiff. The UHB first started working with Paul as he was part of the exhibition in the Hearth Gallery with Disability Arts Cymru as part of the Walls: Muriau Welsh Mental Health Arts Festival in 2016. Paul was diagnosed with bi-polar manic depression whilst … Continue reading Featured Artist: Paul Whittaker
We are delighted to present for the first time in the Hearth Gallery, an exhibition of works by 56 Group Wales. Established in 1956 to promote new cutting edge and contemporary art both nationally and internationally, this long running group of innovative, exciting and established artists has consistently been Wales’ foremost artists’ collective. University Hospital … Continue reading 56 Group Wales
Molly May Lewis is a printmaker and fine artist who has been working with Cardiff and Vale UHB for several years. The UHB began working with Molly during her time at the Cardiff School of Art and Design, which has since blossomed into an incredibly constructive and productive working relationship. This came to fruition recently … Continue reading Featured Artist: Molly May Lewis
Are you a staff member at UHW that loves to sing or just wants to meet new people? Come along and join the new staff choir 'Heath Harmony'. The choir meets on a Monday evening 5.30-7.00pm in the Sanctuary on ward B5 and really wants as many staff as possible to come along and join … Continue reading Join the Heath Harmony Hospital Choir
There's still time to catch the incredible "Out of the Frame" exhibition from Cardiff Camera Club at the Hearth Gallery in Llandough. The exhibition features a diverse range of photography styles and techniques, some of which can be seen below. Some of the photographers attended an opening of the exhibition in early October. Out of … Continue reading Cardiff Camera Club: Out of The Frame
Harmoni Cymru is a group of four musicians who volunteer their time and talent to provide weekly music sessions for patients on our wards. Made up of a combination of flute (played by Vicky), clarinet (played by Amy), harp (played by Lynnsey) and guitar (played by Will), Harmoni Cymru entertain and engage Cardiff and Vale … Continue reading Featured Artists: Harmoni Cymru
On Friday, 5th October the entries to the "No Filter" Staff photography competition were judged by Jane Hutt, Assembly Member for the Vale of Glamorgan, Will Dean Ford, a performance poet and one of our close collaborators, and Bryn from the UHB's arts team. We had so many fantastic entries and deliberated long and hard … Continue reading No Filter – Staff Photography Competition Winners announced!
William Dean Ford is a performance poet who has had a long and constructive relationship with Cardiff and Vale UHB. He was a member of the working group behind the art strategy of Hafan y Coed, our adult mental health unit; his words are permanently inscribed on the walls of the atrium in the reception … Continue reading Featured Artist: William Dean Ford
Members of Cardiff and Vale UHB Board, ahead of the September Board meeting, as well as staff from multiple teams including the Younger Onset Dementia team and the Mental Health Services for Older People team, were witness to a very special one-off performance of the play MEMORIA. MEMORIA is produced by a theatre company and … Continue reading MEMORIA puts the reality of living with dementia in the spotlight.
Patients on Cardiff and Vale UHB’s Mental Health Services for Older People wards will soon be brought the joy of song by the Forget-me-not Chorus thanks to funds made available by the Cardiff & Vale Health Charity. The Forget-me-not Chorus is a charity based in Cardiff which supports people living with dementia, their families, and … Continue reading Forget-Me-Not Chorus