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Coronavirus / COVID-19

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Please find information on our services and visiting restrictions in our COVID-19 section.

Patients and visitors must wear a face covering in our hospitals.

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Arts for wellbeing - create

At a time when most of our arts programme is on hold because musicians and artists can no longer visit our hospitals, we have created a page of creative links to help us all relax and unwind.

Draw your story

Be inspired by artist, illustrator, mapmaker, storyteller and wordsmith Vic Lee to draw your own story of living through these unprecedented times. Watch Vic Lee's Storytelling Project on Youtube.

Daily Doodle

Follow the Royal Academy's #RADailyDoodle Challenge on Twitter.

For inspiration see the Royal Academy website and view their top ten doodles from their collection. You'll see that doodling isn't a modern phenomenon - artists have been letting their minds wander, distracted in meetings or at dinner, for centuries.

@royalacademy on Twitter

Create a Masterpiece at Home

The Getty Museum Challenge encourages you to create your favourite painting using just three objects lying around your house - or just have a look and see what others have done.

Getty Artworks Recreated with Household Items by Creative Geniuses the World Over

Origami Flower

Dr Lizzie Burns, who delivers bedside origami sessions to patients in our hospitals, is offering some moments of calm and focus for wellbeing through origami.

View her live origami folds at 2.00pm on Wednesdays and 8.00pm on Fridays on Youtube.

Dr Lizzie Burns on YouTube

Writing

Watch a series of creative writing masterclasses from author Margaret Attwood. There's a charge for these classes so these are for the fully committed but the trailer has some useful tips to get started with writing, here.

The BBC has free resources on their Writers Room website including their Strong Scripts series of helpful guides to scriptwriting.

Calligraphy

Develop new skills in hand lettering with a free online course from howtohandletter.com, and create beautiful scripts.

How to Hand Letter - mini course

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Antique print of two hands with origami bird

From 'La Nature', issue 621, 25 April 1885. Engraving by Emile and Auguste Tilly, design by Charles Gilbert-Martin.
Scanned by Michel Grand.