Message in a Bottle

Message in a Bottle, drawing by Kate Hughes
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Event details

Event date: 
14 June 2017
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24 June
Type of event: 
Target audience and any restrictions: 
Welcome to all, however, if you live with CF, could you please email to ensure we can accommodate and plan your visit.
All ages
Access for wheelchair users: 
Other access provisions or restrictions: 
Please use the ramp located at the side entrance to Royal Brompton Hospital's Fulham Wing on Dovehouse St. Do email if you wish to ensure we can assist you.
Venue name: 
Royal Brompton Hospital Fulham Wing
Fulham Road
Please note this event takes place at Royal Brompton Hospital's Fulham Wing (not Sydney St)


Ticket availability: 
Limited places
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About the event

Immerse yourself in an installation of sound and drawn films by artist Kate Hughes, and experience the parallel existence of cystic fibrosis patients isolated from each other in hospital. In response to the installation, you are invited to write a message in a bottle. All messages will be anonymously tweeted and added to the Island Collaborations’ blog.

Kate Hughes is ‘In Residence’ with rb&hArts, remotely engaging the CF patients of Royal Brompton Hospital’s respiratory ward to collate audio and photographic evidence of what place and sound means to them while in hospital. The artist drew from the materials collected and presented an exhibition, a book and series of hand-drawn films called ‘Island Collaborations’. ‘Message in a Bottle’ is the project’s first installation.

The installation will be open between 14th June to 24th, Wednesdays to Fridays from 12pm - 5pm and Saturdays between 12 and 3pm. There will be special performances with the artist present on Thursdays between 5 and 7pm. 

'Message in a Bottle' is produced in partnership with rb&hArts, the arts department at Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust, and supported by InTRANSIT, the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea's annual showcase of art and performance in unexpected places.

For more information about the project, please follow For more information about rb&hArts, please visit For more information about Kate Hughes, please visit 




Karen Janody
0207 352 8121 x4087


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