Celebrating the Golden Age of Readers
As part of his public programme, Laureate for Irish Fiction Sebastian Barry seeks to acknowledge the part played by readers in the life of books. Life Lines, the Laureate for Irish Fiction Book Club, aims to engage readers across a variety of distinct and harder to reach settings with contemporary Irish fiction, and in year one it will have a particular focus on health settings. In August, the Laureate will visit Waterford University Hospital; Mercer's Institute for Successful Ageing at St. James Hospital; The Central Mental Hospital, Dundrum; and Cork University Hospital
The first Life Lines Book Club event takes place at the University Hospital, Waterford on Thursday 9 August at 2pm. This event is specifically for the Patients and Key Staff in the Renal Dialysis Unit and is presented in partnership with Waterford Healing Arts Trust and Ardkeen Library, Waterford County Libraries. This is an invitation only event.For further information please contact Maeve Butler, Assistant Arts Officer (Acting). Ph: 051 842664 | e: email@example.com
Our Partner: Waterford Healing Arts Trust
Waterford Healing Arts Trust is an arts and health organisation based at University Hospital Waterford. We bring arts experiences, such as music, creative writing and painting, to patients in the hospital and other healthcare settings in the community. Our team is made up of professional artists who are trained to work in healthcare settings and who bring art to the bedsides of patients in the hospital.
Waterford Healing Arts Trust Centre for Arts & Health University Hospital Waterford, Dunmore Road, Waterford (051) 842664 | firstname.lastname@example.org | www.waterfordhealingarts.com
The second Life Lines Book Club event takes place at the Mercer’s Institute for Successful Ageing at St. James Hospital. This event welcomes people who are over 65 years of age from our community, MISA patients, their families and hospital staff who enjoy reading. The book club will meet weekly from 3 July in their Creative Life area, leading up to the final book club event on 21 August. It is presented in partnership with the Creative Life Unit of MISA and Inchicore Library, Dublin City Libraries. This is an invitation only event. For further information please contact Roisin Nevin, Creative Life Co-ordinator. Ph: 01 410 3055 | e: RNevin@stjames.ie
Our Partner: The Mercer's Institute for Successful Ageing (MISA)
This world-class facility is Ireland’s first dedicated centre for successful ageing and the largest of its kind in Europe. Responding to the need for innovation in the delivery of services to Ireland’s growing ageing population, MISA provides coordinated patient care, coupled with far-reaching educational training and research programmes to ensure the seamless integration of hospital and community clinical research into ageing. Creative Life is one of four pillars (clinical, education & training, research, creative life) within the Mercer's Institute for Successful Ageing. It promotes the arts and wellbeing at the interface of healthcare and communities.
The third Life Lines Book Club event takes place at the Central Mental Hospital in Dundrum on Thursday, 23 August at 2pm. This event is specifically for the patients and key staff in the hospital and is presented in partnership with the National Forensic Mental Health Service. This is an invitation only event. For further information please contact; Emma Carroll, Senior Occupational Therapist on ph: 01-2157400 e. email@example.com
Our Partner: National Forensic Mental Health Service
The National Forensic Mental Health Service comprises is based at the Central Mental Hospital in Dundrum, together with a community-based day service at Ushers Island, Dublin 8. The National Forensic Mental Health Service provides a broad range of Consultant led Multidisciplinary services including; clinical psychology, occupational therapy and forensic mental health social work.
The fourth Life Lines Book Club event takes place at the Cork University Hospital on Wednesday, 29 August. This event is specifically for the patients and key staff in the Renal Dialysis Unit and is presented in partnership with Cork University Hospital Campus Arts Committee. This is an invitation only event. For further information please contact; Edelle Nolan, Arts and Health Officer. Ph: 056 7785148 | e: Edelle.Nolan@hse.ie
Our Partner: Cork University Hospital Campus Arts Committee
Positive health is more than freedom from illness or disease – it is awareness and involvement in the joy of living. Everybody in the hospital, patients, relatives, visitors, staff and the wider community is enriched by reason of contact with the arts. This contact in all its manifestations is the committee’s mission. At Cork University Hospital we are open to all areas of activities regarding arts and health. Initially the main focus was the establishment and maintenance of the extensive art collection and environmental enhancement through Percent for Art Schemes.