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An evening of arts and drama to launch public celebration of new mental health trust
20/03/2012

Members of the public are invited to an evening of art and drama being held this Thursday <22 March 2012> to celebrate the history of Suffolk’s last Victorian asylum as a new era for mental health is celebrated.

The event, which takes place in the Library at St Clement’s Hospital in Ipswich, will showcase work that has been created in response to the site’s long history in celebration of Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust’s first three months of service.

The evening, which starts at 6:30pm, is part of a joint project between the Trust, theatre group Red Rose Chain and Inside Out Community arts group, which was awarded money from Heritage Lottery Fund to tackle mental health stigma and conserving the hospitals 140 year history.

The Trust is using this event to launch a week-long programme of public celebrations, to celebrate the merger, which occurred on 1 January 2012.

The event will be opened by Maggie Wheeler, Trust chair, and will go on to give a drama demonstration in response to the stories people have told about St Clement’s Hospital.

Places are limited. People interested in attending the event can RSVP to julie.barns@nsft.nhs.uk.