12th August - 21st August
Tending to Care
Bethlem Gallery

*Please note this programme is only open to people using the Bethlem Royal Hospital site (Patients, service users & staff)


Bethlem Gallery invite you to this temporary space of rest, ideas, conversation and connection. It’s a space where we might slow down and pay attention to ourselves, to others, to our bodies, to the world around us both immediate and from a distance. 

In response to traumatic experiences felt by everybody during COVID-19, we feel it’s important we use our resources and relationships to tend to the people and things around us that make up the hospital ecosystem. Rooted in practices of care and collectivity, we bring together artists, gardeners and musicians connected to Bethlem Royal Hospital to offer possible antidotes to help us through these times.


Events – open to staff, patients & service users

12/08  – 11am-12pm  : Walk: The Healing power of scent with the Herbal Blessing Clinic (booking)

           – 1pm – 2pm  : Live music with Key Changes

           – 2pm – 3pm  : Walk: Texture Hunter Gathering 1 with artist Liz Atkin (booking)

           – 3pm – 4pm  : Live music with Key Changes

14/08  – 11am-12pm  : Walk: Texture Hunter Gathering 2 with artist Liz Atkin (booking)

            – 1pm – 2pm  : Live music with Key Changes

            – 3pm – 4pm  : Live music with special guests


Additional events

18/08 – 11am – 12pm  : Walk: Relax with your ears with artist Amanda McDowell (booking)

19/08 – 1pm – 2pm      : Walk: In the Flow, a moving walk 1 with choreographer Olga Masleinnikova (booking)

19/08 – 2:30-3:30pm : Walk: In the Flow, a moving walk 2 with choreographer Olga Masleinnikova (booking)

21/08 – 11am – 12pm  : Workshop: Making Emotions with artist Izzy Parker via Teams (booking)



– * Booking is open from Monday 3rd August. To book any of the walks or workshops, please click the events above and book via Eventbrite 

  or call 07883 481 661

– Walks will be for max group of 6 participants to maintain social distancing

– Hand sanitiser will be provided