Arts and Medicine working together

13 November 2017

Arts and Medicine working together


Our Arts Development Team work on a wide variety of projects across the county. One of these is a special study unit for the Peninsula Medical School based at the Royal Cornwall Hospital in Truro. We work with medical students on understanding the relationship between HFC and it’s audience and the broader context of the relationship that theatre and dance practice has within our community.

Throughout the unit of work, students become an audience member, a volunteer, a creative practitioner, a collaborator and a commentator – and they work to frame all of this within their learning as a medical student.

The students we have worked with have created some outstanding work, recently Charlotte Williams created a dance piece titled Products of Conception that used verbatim stories of women who had experienced miscarriage to inform the development of her choreography.

Following performance at the Truro Medical Humanities conference, Products of Conception was filmed in order to submit it for the National Association of Medical Humanities Conference 2017, where the work was awarded the Medical Student Prize in the visual category.