Culture Club

We have a vibrant cultural enrichment programme for all staff working at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH).

Our activites include Culture Club activities and events, GOSH Singers and the annual staff photography competition.

Culture Club activities and events

The GOSH Culture Club began in 2007 and gives staff the chance to balance their work life with a wide range of engaging activities.

We vary our programme so as to appeal to as wide an audience as possible and where feasible, aim to provide the activities for free.

Over the last three years, we have organised tours of the British Museum, Wellcome Collection, Charles Dickens Museum, Hunterian Museum at the Royal College of Surgeons, Foundling Museum, Tate Modern and the National Portrait Gallery

We also arrange bespoke creative short courses for our staff at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design. These include creative writing, drawing and photography.

Staff feedback has been very positive.

“I think the culture club is a brilliant initiative – making my working life more interesting and exciting”

“I liked being part of a group and meeting and talking to colleagues from various departments within GOSH”

“Very educational and informative”

“A useful complement to the hospital’s frontline clinical activities”

The Culture Club is open to all members of staff at GOSH and Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity (GOSHCC). If you would like to receive emails about culture club activities, please contact the GO Create! team.

GOSH Singers

GOSH Singers is a choir made up of staff from across GOSH and GOSHCC who rehearse on a weekly basis. They are led by professional soprano singer, Maya Sapone, and perform a wide range of musical styles.

This year, GOSH Singers returned to perform at the Otto Wolf Memorial Service, sang at the GOSH Carol Service in St Christopher’s Chapel and spread festive spirit around the hospital by carol singing on the wards. GOSH Singers also took part in the memorial service for a member of staff at GOSHCC.

The choir maintains close links with Music in Offices and performed at the Music in Offices Christmas concert.

The choir has a fun and inclusive reputation and was awarded a special commendation for their performance of Joi de Vivre in the Music in Offices (MIO) competition 2009/10. New faces are always welcome, if you would like more information, please email the GO Create team.

Annual photography competition

Each year we hold a staff photography competition, inviting staff from across the Trust to submit images.

Each year, we receive more and more entries. The winning images are selected by the GOSH arts group who continue to be amazed by the high standard of submissions.

If you are unable to view the slideshow, please visit our Flickr gallery.