ArtCare supports the wellbeing of hospital staff, patients and visitors with an array of online content to uplift and inspire you, including music from our Elevate artists, poems, storytelling and ‘have a go’ art guides. We have also teamed up with Odstock Health and Fitness, the hospital’s onsite Leisure Centre, to bring you some online workouts.
Please scroll down the page to find the different types of creative and wellbeing activities that appeal to you or click the links below to jump straight to that section.
Listen – music & song, ‘Elevate artists at home’; Discover – virtual art, nature & learning; Create – make & do; Move – Odstock Health & Fitness, dance, movement; Words – stories, poetry, quizzes; Creative links – Events and wellbeing content from others
music & song - 'Elevate artists at home'
Jane Saunders – Pachelbel’s canon and more
Emily Burridge – Salutation out of the blue
Frankie Simpkins – Songs on ukulele
Sarah Collins – Gymnopedie #1
Chris Pearson – Pick yourself up
Hilary Grabham – Ariosa
Alex Bett – Relaxing music May
Pearl Love – Wishing tree
Seven Come Eleven
New music videos from the Elevate artists at home are added each week.
nature, learning and virtual art
Elevate artist Hannah Lefeuvre describes the wonderful variety of flowers on her plot. Many of these are used in salads or teas and some are dried.
Elevate artist Stephanie Jalland reflects on the month of May with images taken while out walking near her home and asks you to consider walks that hold special memories for you.
Jason King gives his perspective on Horatio's Garden and shares what it means to him in this blog post.
ArtCare's map of garden, courtyard and quiet spaces around the Salisbury District Hospital site where staff can relax and take a break from work.
Elevate artist Hannah Lefeuvre, tells us about the wide variety of leaves and colourful petals she is picking around her plot to make a delicious homegrown salad.
Elevate artist Hannah Lefeuvre, reflects on what the wind means to her and tells us about the wild flowers she has growing on the land where she lives off-grid.
Elevate artist Hannah Lefeuvre, gives us an audio guide to the various birds where she lives off-grid, with a special focus on the blackbird.
Elevate artist Stephanie Jalland's recording of birdsong for dawn chorus day, 3rd May 2020, near her home in Downton. The celebrated cuckoo can be heard.
Make and Do
Find lots more arty ‘how to’ guides on our Activities page
Odstock Health & Fitness workouts, dance, movement
N.B. If you have any injuries or are unsure if any of the exercises from Odstock Health & Fitness are suitable for you please contact our Referral Instructors via email before you start any of these sessions.
Physical workout – Warm up
Join Odstock Health & Fitness for a warm up before completing the Total Tone and Body Sculpture exercise sessions for a complete workout
Physical workout – Total Tone
After the warm up, Odstock Health & Fitness take you through a Total Tone exercise session to increase your heart rate and get your muscles working
Physical workout – Body Sculpture
After the Total Tone session, Odstock Health & Fitness take you through a Body Sculpture session of stretching and strengthening exercises
Physical workout – Cool down
Complete your physical workout led by Odstock Health & Fitness with this cooling down session
Physical workout – Lower Body Blast
After the warm up, Odstock Health & Fitness take you through a Lower Body Blast session to really target and challenge the leg and lower body muscles
Physical workout – Family Fitness
A fun, family fitness session, including warm up and cool down, with Odstock Health & Fitness and special guest Rex the dinosaur
Stories, poetry, quizzes
Coming soon - immerse yourself in some poems
Coming soon - try out our general knowledge quiz