NHS @ 70 – performance, exhibition and film

NHS at 70 is at the Whitworth, from 1 to 3 March 2018, and the project team hope you’ll be able to join them for some or all of the events.

If you want to come to the film premiere please book through the Eventbrite link below or our website nhs70.org.uk as spaces are filling up fast.

Thursday 1 March, 6.00-8.30pm

The premiere of our new film, ‘Voices from the first NHS hospital‘ which will be followed by a Q and A with project director, Dr Stephanie Snow and the film participants.

Please click here to book for the film premiere.

This event will showcase the work NHS at 70 has been doing during the development phase of the Heritage Lottery Funded project and celebrate the contributions of both volunteers and the people who have shared their stories through oral histories and community reporting in Greater Manchester and South Wales.

Friday 2 and Saturday 3 March

Drop-in, interactive performances will bring NHS stories to life. Devised and performed by Herizons creative women’s group, led by enJOY arts and singer-songwriter, Claire Mooney.

Students on the University of Manchester’s MA in Art Galleries and Museum Studies will showcase their NHS stories curated using objects from the University’s Museum of Medicine and Health.

Friends and family welcome!

Download the poster (PDF)


The Art of Healthcare

screenshot-2017-02-08-17-53-29Book now for the Art of Healthcare in Salford and Manchester,  a series of events and workshops open to everyone and available for free to healthcare professionals. The programme offers the opportunity to develop or refresh skills that are directly applicable to clinical practice, and to be part of a conversation about how the arts can contribute to good healthcare. Join us for a workshop on Leadership & Teamwork, or a practical session on photography and medicine.

To see the full programme, please visit: www.performingmedicine.com

Art of Healthcare will be presented for the first time in Salford & Manchester, delivered in partnership with The Lowry, Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust, the Doubleday Centre for Patient Experience at The University of Manchester, and the Whitworth.


TONIGHT: Aesthetics of Anatomy



“Performing the Freak”

Performing the Freak


MedHumLab Lift Pitch Lunch, 8 December

The Medical Humanities Laboratory
invites you to our


Thursday, 8 December 2016
12:15 pm – 2:15 pm
Simon Building 2.57

L0006185 Marsilius Ficinus, Interior of a tavern. Credit: Wellcome Library, London. Wellcome Images images@wellcome.ac.uk http://wellcomeimages.org Interior of a tavern, villagers playing games and drinking. Causes of melancholy (?) Woodcut 16th Century Von dem gesunden und langen leben I Ficinus, Marsilius Published: 1505 Copyrighted work available under Creative Commons Attribution only licence CC BY 4.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Marsilius Ficinus, Interior of a tavern, villagers playing games and drinking, woodcut, 1505.
Courtesy Wellcome Library, London / Wellcome Images

Are you:

  • A medical, health, or life sciences researcher interested in how the arts and humanities can add dimension to your work?
  • A humanities or social sciences scholar whose work considers the meaning and experience of biomedicine, health care, or the life sciences?
  • An arts practitioner interested in collaborations around medicine, health, and the life sciences?
  • A teacher of healthcare professions or life sciences students, interested in using art, literature and the humanities to enrich learning?


At this networking event, you’ll meet like-minded people from across the university, learn more about the work others are doing, share your own work, and make connections that could lead to future collaborations.

We’ll supply the lunch, with a buffet available from 12:15 pm. Please drop by whenever convenient, and stay as little or as long as your schedule permits.

While you’re there, we invite you to give a ‘lift pitch’ – a 90 second summary of your work for a broad audience. You’re welcome to use a visual aid, or one slide on a memory stick.

*** Prize for the most creative visual aid! ***

Please RSVP here.


Aesthetics of Anatomy