St Christopher’s Hospice Summer Concert and Exhibition

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Event details

Event date: 
2 June 2014
Event duration: 
2 hours
Type of event: 
Target audience and any restrictions: 
general public
All ages
Access for wheelchair users: 
Venue name: 
St Christopher's Hospice
51-59 Lawrie Park Road
SE26 6DZ


Ticket availability: 
Unlimited places - just turn up

About the event

Featuring a performance from the St Christopher’s community choir and band and an exhibition of art works this event showcases the art’s role in supporting creativity and wellbeing in End of Life care.

The event on Monday 2nd is an opportunity to celebrate and share work created within the context of the St Christopher’s Social Programme.

As part of its vision to offer high standard palliative and bereavement care to terminally ill people as well as to those close to them, the St Christopher’s Arts Team is leading a number of community focused projects. These projects aim to introduce the hospice’s work to the public, as well as to dispel myths and change attitudes towards death and dying by enabling the development of relationships between local community members, hospice patients, and their families and carers

In 2011 St Christopher’s introduced ‘The Social Programme’ which consists mainly of a series of weekly arts and music-based social ‘events’ or activities, including: the St Christopher’s Community Choir, Pottery and Quilting Groups, as well as the Dame Cicely Saunders Concert Series and other live music events. More recently Death Chat, a weekly meeting on a Thursday evening, has been introduced. Talking about death and dying remains a taboo in society. Experience shows that talking about death and dying in the company of others can help to alleviate fears or concerns and enhance quality of daily life. Death Chat provides an opportunity to meet and talk with others about death and dying in a safe environment.

 All the programme activities are open to the public and take place within the common social space of the hospice throughout the week. The Social Programme provides creative opportunities to connect people at all stages and from all walks of life. All of the activities introduce the hospice, as well as issues around death and dying in a non-threatening and dynamic way, by enabling people to become active members of the hospice’s community.


St Christopher's Hospice
St Christopher’s Hospice Summer Concert and Exhibition


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