How cultural experiences can improve health and wellbeing


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Thursday at 10:40 pm

+Culture Shots 2015

This year +Culture Shots 2015 will run twice: firstly at Trafford Hospital from July 13-16 and at the Manchester Museum on July 17. Our second instalment will be at Central Manchester University NHS Trust and the Whitworth in October.

Once again we are presenting a really varied programme, from our collections animated by volunteers and creative practitioners to some amazing musical and dance performances which will transform the hospital environment.

See our full programme here

 What is +Culture Shots?

+Culture Shots is a week-long series of free events, planned to fit around a busy working day, offering individuals an opportunity to be enthused by culture in the hospital environment. Our ambition is to encourage individuals to find out why culture works, by discovering how the expertise within Manchester museums and galleries can be used to improve professional practice as well as patient’s health and well-being.

+Culture Shots is a programme run by museums and galleries. This year we ran over 60 ‘drop-in’ sessions across eight Manchester hospitals including: University Dental Hospital of Manchester, Trafford General Hospital, Altrincham General Hospital, Stretford Memorial Hospital, Manchester Royal Infirmary, Saint Mary’s Hospital, Manchester Royal Eye Hospital and the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital. From museum collections, music, printing and the science of haptic technology, these unique sessions were designed to give you the chance to discover how culture can enhance your own life, your professional practice, and your patients health and well being.