The From Here to There project develops and expands Small Things work at Alder Hey. We expanded to our team to include two new emerging artists Sam Hickey and Louise Gibbons who worked alongside Lisa and Cath on the hospital wards including general surgical, neuromedical and transitional care, cardiac and the burns unit. Joined by Paula Hampson, we also completed a project at the Dewi Jones inpatient mental health facility. Here we explored creative practice and nature.
Sam and Louise also joined Lisa and musicians Georgina Aasgaard and Henry Horrell in creating and performing ‘Taking Flight’, a series of improvised performances in public spaces and hospital wards to celebrate ‘the big move’ to the new Alder Hey in the Park site.
We are also working in collaboration with Twin Vision media and Soultoy to create a somatic dance app. This will provide a series of videos aimed at supporting parents and hospital staff in trying simple approaches to relaxation and movement improvisation with children whilst in hospital.