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Hearts and Minds - Funny Bones and Red Nose Transplants

Date(s): 9 November 2017

Time: 7pm

Cost: £2

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Funny Bones and Red Nose Transplants – a celebration of hospital clowning in Scotland

Come and join Magdalena Schamberger, Artistic Director & Co-founder of Hearts & Minds for an evening lecture giving an insight into history, principles and impact of hospital clowning. Magdalena will particularly focus on how humour and creativity can be used as tools for person-centred care and enable meaningful connections with vulnerable people.

Hospital clowning has a long and well-documented tradition across the globe. In Funny Bones and Red Nose Transplants Magdalena will talk about Hearts & Minds’ flagship Clowndoctors and Elderflowers programmes and how the charity is celebrating 20 years of ‘Improving lives one smile at a time’

The evening will be an entertaining one of presentation, discussion, short film and live performance.

The Clowndoctors programme for children in hospital and hospice care was launched by Hearts & Minds in 1999 and the unique Elderflowers programme for people living with dementia was added in 2001. Based in Edinburgh has a team of 23 specially trained professional performing artists work in 30 care locations and special schools across 14 local authorities in Scotland, reaching 15,500 children, people with dementia and their families annually. 

Hearts & Minds works in close collaboration with hospital staff and Magdalena Schamberger has recently been appointed Honorary Professor at Queen Margaret University, Division of Nursing.

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