Creative arts therapies

Our Arts Therapists and Community Artists offer sessions at the hospice, in patients’ own homes and in a range of care homes across south east London

Our artists and Arts Therapists run drop-in groups every day at St Christopher’s in 12 week blocks with a new theme or idea explored with those who attend. A range of arts media are used including music, painting, pottery, creative writing, photography, film making and song writing. Our Art and Music Therapists also offer individual and family therapeutic sessions both at the hospice for inpatients and out patients, as well as visiting people in their own homes.

The artists also run the intergenerational Schools Project in combination with patient groups creating a range of artwork together in order to learn more about hospices and dispel the fears around death and dying. Museum partnerships include trips to the Royal Academy and Horniman Museum, creating works of art that are displayed both at the hospice and the museums.

The arts team also runs evening socials open to patients, their carers, families and community members on Mondays (Community Choir), Tuesdays (Art for All) and Wednesdays (Fabric and Threads).

Living your life creatively during serious illness can be important. Patients and carers tell us that capturing your life story or gaining new possibilities through the arts can be a rewarding and meaningful experience.

Patient art groups take place in the Pavilion from 11am – 12pm on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. If you are a patient at St Christopher’s you are welcome to attend on any day.

More information

For further information on St Christopher’s arts projects please contact the Arts Team

020 8768 4535 / 020 8768 4560

Patient artwork and media

For further information on St Christopher’s arts projects please contact the Arts Team

020 8768 4535 / 020 8768 4560