Art by CPFT patients opened by acclaimed sing-songwriter

An exhibition of artwork by CPFT patients being treated for eating disorders at the S3 Ward at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge, has been opened. 

Art by CPFT patients opened by acclaimed sing-songwriter
02 March 2018

Emily Maguire opens exhibition with gig 
An exhibition of artwork by CPFT patients being treated for eating disorders at the S3 Ward at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge, has been opened. 

The collection, which includes paintings, illustrations and pottery has been curated by Kimberley Iyemere, Arts Therapies Professional Lead at CPFT, and colleague, Cat Clifford, who have worked with the patients for the past year.

Non Executive Director Jo Lucas who opened the exhibition on Wednesday said: “Arts therapy gives people a different way to express themselves and it might make conditions more understandable as well. I’m really proud that CPFT and Cambridge University Hospitals (CUH) can work together like this.”

The opening also included a performance by singer-songwriter and mental health campaigner Emily Maguire. Her 20-minute set was her fourth performance of the day at CPFT, after she’d earlier toured wards at Fulbourn and Ida Darwin. Cambridge-born Emily – whose latest album A Bit Of Blue has received regular airplay on the likes of Radio 2 - has spoken openly about her bipolar diagnosis and her time as an inpatient at Fulbourn. She’s playing the Cambridge Junction in May.

The exhibition – Mixed Messages – which can be found in The Gallery at the hospital continues until Monday, 9 April.

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Cambridge, CB21 5EF

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