Staff enjoy free tickets to top cultural events!

12 October 2021
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Six months into the launch of a new Staff Arts Club, our Arts Team reflect on Staff’s enthusiasm for the opportunities the initiative gives for colleagues to get in touch with their creative side in their precious time off.

Our staff show exceptional care and compassion for their patients and one another every day. The Staff Arts Club initiative seeks to give back to these selfless workers, and instead provide opportunities to treat themselves (and their loved ones); visiting an exhibition, spending time in gardens or learning a new artistic skill.

We’re delighted to say the uptake of our offered for free and discounted tickets has been overwhelmingly positive, including visits to blockbuster exhibitions at the Tate, exclusive tours of Chelsea Physic Garden alongside a visit to the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition.

Here’s what our members have to say:

I attended the Turner exhibition at the Tate following a very challenging few weeks at work and I really enjoyed the opportunity to relax and focus on something else.’

The trip to the Royal Academy was a real treat, I've tried to get tickets in the past but they've been too expensive or have sold out before I can secure one. Thoroughly enjoyed the exhibition, picked up some ideas for my own are and came away feeling energized and inspired. Superb treat. Thank you.’

‘Fantastic afternoon. Great to expose myself to the works of art - and the fact it was facilitated by St. George's helped to make work a bit more enjoyable.’

‘The day out at the Chelsea Physic Garden was a lovely break from the norm and it was nice to meet people from other departments… After the talk I wondered around the Garden for a couple of hours, which was hugely relaxing. All in all an excellent day out.’

Alongside these popular cultural events we run bespoke evening art workshops by professional artists and ranging from poetry to textiles - there’s something for everyone.

Great fun, really relaxing and positive! It was also lovely to meet artist and staff from other department. Great for wellbeing!’

‘It was a great session to do at the end of a busy day to take my mind off the stresses of the work and learn something new!’

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We’re not stopping here!

Coming up we’ll have more fully subsided tickets, trips and workshops to warm up your winter.

Are you a staff member who likes the sound of the above? Join almost 500 of your colleagues and receive our monthly Staff Arts Club newsletter listing opportunities to get involved, along with the occasional additional one-off offers in between.

We hope to welcome you to an event soon!

Arts St George’s is the arts programme for St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and is part of St George’s Hospital Charity.

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