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'
Alex Bett & Hannah Lefeuvre – Singing to you from my garden
Emily Burridge – Pizzicato Rhapsodie
Frankie Simpkins – Songs for July
Mozart Andante from Sonata in C
Jane Saunders – Pachelbel’s canon and more
Rosie Mead – Stranger on the shore
Pearl Love – Wishing tree
Chris Pearson – Que sera sera
New music videos from the Elevate artists at home are added each week.
nature, learning and virtual art
Elevate artist Stephanie Jalland reflects on the stunning skies, sleepy bees and flowers seen during August and asks us to notice the early changes towards autumn.
Elevate artist Hannah Lefeuvre ends her audio guides with a local walk to collect a 'rainbow' of flowers and foliage and uses them to make a tribute to key workers.
Elevate artist Hannah Lefeuvre describes how she grows fruit on her plot and how she is experimenting with different ways of preserving strawberries this year.
Elevate artist Hannah Lefeuvre tells us about foraging for nettles and making them into a healthy smoothie, as well as how she dries them for use in recipes.
A month by month look at the wide variety of flowers, plants and animals around the hospital site, written by staff member James Macpherson. Copies available to buy through ArtCare.
Ever wondered how a teapot is made? Potter Julie Ayton shares a video demonstrating throwing techniques taken at her Salisbury studio during lockdown.
Jason King gives his perspective on Horatio's Garden and shares what it means to him in this blog post.
Download ArtCare's guide to outdoor spaces and walks around Salisbury District Hospital. Also available on MapMyWalk App.
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
N.B. Anyone taking part in these seated dance sessions should listen to their own bodies’ responses at all times and work within their own limitations. If you are unsure if any of the exercises are suitable for you please contact your GP before taking part.
Seated dance – Warm up
Join Liv McLennan for a warm up before completing seated dance sessions
Seated dance – Charleston & Tango
After the warm up, Liv McLennan takes you through a gentle seated dance session to encourage movement
Seated dance – Tall trees & Padstow
After the warm up, try some gentle seated dance with Liv McLennan to get you moving
Seated dance – Cool down
Join Liv McLennan for a cool down following seated dance sessions
Stories, poetry, quizzes
Coming soon - immerse yourself in some poems
Coming soon - try out our general knowledge quiz