2022 Update – following disruption to live sessions due to COVID-19, many programmes are now able to offer live performances again, but with COVID secure measures in place.
As well as working with various hospitals and health facilities around London and The South East, I am currently resident with the organisations below, for whom I provide weekly and fortnightly hospital music sessions:
- CW + (Chelsea & Westminster Hospital and West Middlesex University Hospital)
- GOSH Arts (Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital)
- Breathe Arts Health Research (Guys Hospital and St Thomas Hospital)
I also am a long standing member of the Music in Hospitals and Care charity.
As harpist in residence for CW + I provide weekly harp sessions at Chelsea & Westminster Hospital and West Middlesex University Hospital.
These include sessions in the children and young person wards and also in the older person units.
In 2021 I began collaborating with puppet artist Joni-Rae Carrack and we now deliver joint children’s ward sessions, combining shadow puppets with harp music.
As a long standing resident musician for GOSH Arts (previously Go Create!) at Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital I have been involved in their arts programme for many years.
Most recently I deliver fortnightly early evening ‘bedtime sessions’ in the wards, where the music helps patients and families transition to a potentially daunting overnight stay in hospital.
Breathe Arts Health Research
As part of the resident music programme for Breathe AHR, I play multiple sessions every month in a variety of ward, outpatient and community clinic settings across Guys, St Thomas, and Evelina Children’s Hospitals.