Performing Medicine, specialist in arts-based healthcare training and research, announces today its relocation to a new creative space at Clod Ensemble Studios in the Design District, Greenwich Peninsula. The studios will be the base for its pioneering creative health programmes, supporting greater collaboration between the arts and healthcare sectors.
This marks an exciting moment in the organisation’s well-established history which spans more than two decades, and opens up new avenues for collaboration across creative health. As a sector-leading initiative, Performing Medicine primarily focuses on the education and mental health and wellbeing of healthcare workers – developing their skills through creative practice to build healthier, respectful, caring, and creative communities.
From the studios, award-winning Performing Medicine will lead research and co-design new courses. Performing Medicine’s new Executive Producer, Catherine Peters, said, “Creativity and co-production are at the heart of our work, and we are looking forward to offering a space where health and social care professionals can gather, reflect, and learn from each other, building networks and sharing resources.”
The building, designed by Mole Architects, comprises a 2,000 square foot rehearsal top-lit studio, an open-plan office, music production studio and small design studio.
Performing Medicine’s Artistic Director, Suzy Willson, who is also Professor of Movement, Arts & Medicine at the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London, said, “We feel privileged and excited to begin this new chapter in a beautiful space that is so full of potential.”