Paintings in Hospitals celebrates 60 years with new blog series

National charity Paintings in Hospitals is marking six decades of work in the UK’s health and social care spaces with 60 weekly blogs detailing the impact of art on our wellbeing from well-known artists, academics, critics, patients, carers and more. 60 Years, 60 Voices aims to highlight the contribution Paintings in Hospitals has made to the nation’s physical, mental and social health since the charity’s founding in 1959 by sharing personal stories from its diverse community of supporters. The online campaign kicked off this month with a BBC archive audio clip of Paintings in Hospitals’ founder Sheridan Russell speaking about the beginnings of the charity on Desert Island Discs in 1970. This was followed by a heartfelt article ‘Food of the human spirit’ by renowned contemporary artist and Paintings in Hospitals patron Maggi Hambling CBE.

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