Breathe Arts public performances

Breathe Arts run a varied programme of weekly performances at Guy’s and St Thomas’ hospitals. Music from classical to jazz soothes and inspires. Dance brings energy, and people to their feet. Poetry, storytelling and more – all transform the hospital environment

Enjoy the power of live performance which brings anxiety levels down and sends smiles soaring


Breathe Arts

March 2020 Programme

  • Wednesday 4th | Atrium 1 Guy’s Hospital, 1-2pm
  • Katie Macdonald and Adam Turner

Mezzo-soprano Katie Macdonald and pianist Adam Turner present a varied programme ofopera, art song and lieder from composers including Mozart, Faure and Wolf. A recent Oxford graduate, Adam now studies at Royal Academy of Music, whilst Katie is in her final year of study at Guildhall School.

  • Monday 9thCentral HallSt Thomas’ Hospital, 1-2pm
  • Four Harps

Four of our Resident Musicians who play as solo harpists around Guy’s and St Thomas’ wards, waiting areas and community units, come together for a harp extravaganza to celebrate St David’s Day. Expect to hear popular classical pieces, jazz and folk and familiar songs!

  • Wednesday 18thAtrium 1 Guy’s Hospital, 1-2pm
  • Latin Wood Trio

United by their passion for Latin American folk music from Cuba to Argentina via Brazil, these musicians explore sounds and rhythms that will take the audience into a journey of discovery of the Andes, and the undoubtedly warm sound of South American music.

  • Monday 23rdCentral HallSt Thomas’ Hospital, 1-2pm
  • Duo Furioso

The energetic Duo Furioso will take you on a journey around the world with an eclectic programme from baroque, classical andromantic era to musical theatre, film music, jazz and tango. Join them for a programme ofclassical and lighter repertoire favourites.

Research by Nilsson (2008) found that music significantly reduces anxiety levels. To give an effect of relaxation and pain relief, music should be listened to for at least 30 minutes – which is the minimum duration of any of our performances.

Breathe Arts Health run a varied programme of regular performances at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust. Based on research that the arts can significantly reduce anxiety levels, encourage relaxation and help with pain relief, their free performances including music, dance, theatre, poetry, puppetry and magic invite you to enjoy a Breathing Space, and are run in all areas of the Trust.

From their weekly public performances to their surprise innovative mini pop-up performances, Breathe Arts Health contribute to a more welcoming healthcare environment, offering experiences you don’t usually have in hospital. To see their latest Performing Arts season download the digital brochure.

Breathe Arts Health also bring live music to inpatients and outpatients in clinical units, wards and waiting areas daily. Our musicians’ sessions help calm and cheer patients pre/post-op and during treatments such as dialysis. You can find out about their current resident musicians here.

The Performing Arts programme at Guy’s and St Thomas’ is delivered by Breathe Arts Health Research and made possible with support from Guy’s and St Thomas’ Charity.

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