This film explores the role that art plays in the new Brunel building at Southmead Hospital Bristol. Interviews with members of the project team and the artists commissioned to create artworks for the new hospital address the questions of why art should be integrated into the fabric of the building, what role it plays, and why the artists have responded in the way that they have.
The programme is led by arts in healthcare specialists Willis Newson, commissioned by the developers of the new site, Carillion. Underpinning the project is a close collaboration between North Bristol NHS Trust, architects Building Design Partnership (BDP), the commissioned artists, Carillion and Willis Newson.
The story of how sport, organised mainly by volunteers was used in Southmead, Bristol to help solve drug problems.
"Our Community, Southmead is in the North of Bristol. We are told that 'The Index of the Quality of Life in Bristol rates it 3rd bottom out of 34 wards.' In terms of the range of crimes, very often drug related, it is the worst crime hotspot in Bristol.
This is a record of how the Youth Sports Development Initiative along with a new flexible approach from both community and government agencies have helped to change the situation"