Family Arts Week 2017

A child getting creative as part of GOSH arts

Now in its fourth year, Family Arts Week took place at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) from the 23 – 27 October. During the week families enjoyed pop-up performances and workshops in unexpected places across the hospital, including in the reception, lift lobbies, the Activity Centre, the Lagoon Restaurant and on the wards!

Inspired by the new Premier Inn Clinical Building (PICB) this year’s Family Art Week theme was architecture. Visual artists, dancers, architects, and musicians activated spaces throughout the hospital and encouraged families to think about how we move into and through architectural space.

Lots of exciting things happened each day, but these are some of our Family Arts Week highlights:

Artist Anne Harild worked with families to create an animation inspired by the Premier Inn Clinical Building! You can see the animation here:

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Corali Dance Company brought their site specific performance Find Your Way to the corridors of GOSH. The dancers found all sorts of ways of exploring the spaces and even surprised a few visitors and staff members by dancing in the lifts!

Artist Ania Bas worked with families to create an imaginary guide to the new Premier Inn Clinical Building to creatively explore what it might be like and how families might get there when they move. You can see the guide in the reception exhibition space from December 2017 – May 2018.

Thanks to all the GOSH families and staff and the artists and organisations listed below who were involved in making the week so special.

Ania Bas, Anne Harild, Assemble, Boy Blue Entertainment, Corali Dance Company, Gary Day, Institute of Imagination, Mark Levin, Marysa Dowling, Matt Shaw, Matthew Larkinson, Peut-Être Theatre, Serious Jazz and Stella Howard.