15 Artists Collaborate To Make London Children’s Hospital Cosier For Kids
Cinema Space - Chelsea & Westminster Hospital
Charities CW+ and MediCinema have funded the free-of-charge cinema, which has been designed for patients and their families to use together. The space has 40 seats, five hospital beds and six wheel chairs and can also accommodate nursing staff. The beds can access the space from the rear of the venue and patients still have a good view over the tiered seats.
It will also host performing arts activities and doubles up as a pediatric teaching space.
CW+ commissioned illustrator Andy Council to produce two murals on the outside of the space – a fox, and a mother and baby rhino, back-dropped by local landmarks.
Council says this is the first time he has worked within a hospital environment. “I really enjoyed working with patients on my designs. I wanted to create bright, colourful, interesting artworks which patients, staff and visitors could spend time enjoying and seeing which landmarks they could spot.”