Unpack historical items from Glenside Hospital Museum’s collection and discover what they were used for. Then with pencil, brush, and ink capture them on paper.
This is an amazing opportunity to unlock the stories from the history of mental health care and explore some fascinating objects. The objects will inspire you and you can practice a quick and simple technique ideal for both the under confident and the confident drawer.
This workshop is suitable for a range of audiences including adults and families, and the objects shared are suitable for all ages over 7 years. Concessions apply to 65 +, unwaged and children (you may be asked for proof of status)
All materials provided, but don’t wear your best clothes just in case due to possible ink splatters.
Facilitated by Stella Man (Glenside Hospital Museum curator) and Anwyl Cooper-Willis (artist).
About Glenside Hospital Museum
Glenside Hospital Museum provides a rare opportunity for people to discuss mental illness and incapacity through an examination of the past. The core purpose is to be a dynamic educational community resource. We are determined to change negative attitudes about mental illness, and to speak out. Silence is a cause of stigma.
Their collection of artifacts, images, and data from the Bristol Asylum and psychiatric hospital (1861 to 1994) and the Stoke Park Colony of Hospitals (1909 to 2000), provide stimulating insights in how people experiencing mental health problems were cared for and opportunities to consider our own well-being.
Visiting Arnos Vale
We have free parking on site, and cycle racks available. There is an accessible parking space outside each chapel.
Tickets are issued via email upon booking. No need to print them out; you can show them to a team member on your electronic device. We regret that we cannot exchange, refund or transfer tickets unless the event in question has been cancelled or rescheduled by Arnos Vale. If the event is cancelled you will be notified by email.