Details of events and workshops we are currently involved in are listed below:

Calling all poets


Taking Note Logo

Taking Note is an ongoing project with Addenbrooke’s Arts for the hospital community. Together we are planning a number of activities from the autumn of 2017 to introduce poets to the hospital in different ways using this project as a springboard. We are looking for poets interested in being involved. Details are attached here. The deadline for submitting an expression of interest is June 1st 2017.

We plan to continue to celebrate this project widely through all our networks including documenting the interactions and work created online, exhibitions at the hospital and in Cambridge, public readings and events and a possible publication.

Taking Note logos

Animating the archives: an exhibition


Animating the archives exhibition

Artwork from our project Animating the archives is now being exhibited in Addenbrooke's Hosptial until June 1st.

The work displayed in the Treatment Centre Corridor, and in some of the cabinets of the new museum, is a small selection from two creative projects with 7 – 9 year old children from Queen Edith’s Primary School and St Philips Primary School, Cambridge. The children were responding to objects and stories in hospital's new museum in the spirit of fun and curiosity but also with great tenderness. The work displayed includes their imagined insects with special healing powers, bed sheets with words that could comfort them, and uplifting poems for staff and patients to find in their pockets.

This project is part of the Hospital's 250th birthday celebrations. In the main corridor of the hospital, the new museum houses a collection of just some of the extraordinary objects and stories stored in the archive.  Animating Addenbrooke's is connecting with people of all ages during 2016/17 to animate the museum, inviting different groups to play creatively with ideas and provocations inspired by the collection.  The project continues with two groups supported by the Carers Trust Cambridgeshire – young carers in the county and people living with dementia and their carers. Read more about the projects here.

Dylan (a real dog) with Dogtor the drawn dog

Nurses at Addenbrooke's Hospital looking at the exhibition

Looking in the glass cabinet

Fantastical Cambridgeshire Community Days


Fantastical Offords Community Day Poster

This event took place on Friday 24th March (2pm – 7.30pm) to Saturday 25th March (10am – 2pm) as part of our project with Offord Primary School for Fantastical Cambridgeshire. You can see images and a film from the day here. Our next Fantastical Community Day is with Roundhouse Primary School on June 30th. These days are free. Everyone is welcome and no skills are necessary. Please note all children must be accompanied. Further details will be posted soon. 



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