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Waterford Healing Arts Trust

Culture Night on the Wards

Culture Night on the Wards: Waterford Healing Arts Trust to celebrate Culture Night 2019
at University Hospital Waterford

Waterford Healing Arts Trust (WHAT) will celebrate Culture Night 2019 by bringing live music
on to the wards of UHW on the evening of Friday 20 September between 7pm-8.30pm. This
special acoustic session will be provided by WHAT’s Healing Sounds on the Wards team of
musicians Liam Merriman, Eoin O Meachair, Alan Browne, Michelle Haberlin and Liam

Culture Night is a national celebration of arts, heritage and culture which sees venues and
public spaces all over Ireland presenting free events to encourage more people to engage
with the arts. Claire Meaney, Acting Arts Director of Waterford Healing Arts Trust, explains
the organisation’s involvement: “A few years ago it struck us that Culture Night is a fantastic
initiative, but patients and staff on duty at the hospital miss out because they can’t access all
the free events on offer around Waterford and further afield. The obvious solution from our
point of view was to bring Culture Night in, via our Healing Sounds on the Wards
programme. The beautiful music provided by our musicians, who are all trained to work in
healthcare settings, helps to lift people’s spirits and transforms the atmosphere on the
wards, bringing a little normality back to people’s lives. Culture Night on the Wards has
become a very special event in our calendar year, so we’re really looking forward to Friday
20 September”.

Waterford Healing Arts Trust (WHAT) is Ireland’s leading arts and health organisation.
Established in 1993, WHAT brings arts experiences to the bedsides of patients at University
Hospital Waterford and other healthcare settings. WHAT believes that the arts contribute to
the wellbeing and vitality of society and that engaging with the arts stimulates the
participant’s sense of identity and creativity. WHAT supports the development of arts and
health in Ireland and manages the national website www.artsandhealth.ie.

Time: 7pm - 8.30pm

Genres: Music / Performance

Features: Wheelchair accessible

Address: Waterford Regional Hospital, Dunmore Rd, Waterford

Website: http://www.waterfordhealingarts.com

Phone: (051) 842 664

No Booking Required