More than 400 people attended the annual Loudest Whispers exhibition launch at St Pancras Hospital on Friday 7 February, with this year’s theme: ‘A Midwinter Night’s Dream’ as part of the 2020 LGBT+ History Month celebrations.
The Gallery and Conference Hall at St Pancras Hospital was filled with staff, service users and the wider community including the Mayor of Camden, Maryam Eslamdoust and Deputy Mayor of Islington, Troy Gallagher.
The evening, which was organised by The Arts Project and supported by Forum+ featured music, comedy and the arts inspired by the theme of ‘Poetry, Prose and Plays’ and entertainment from award winning performer of cabaret and comedy, Xnthony and Mark T Cox, and up and coming poet, Keith Jarrett.
Jackie Smith, Trust Chair at C&I, said on the evening: “This is my first week as Chair at C&I and what a way to finish it off! I really want to thank all the artists for showcasing their outstanding pieces of art, and to Peter Herbert – what an outstanding job this man does! When I arrived tonight I just couldn’t believe the amount of people here so thank you for giving up your time to come this evening.”
The exhibition is open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm in The Gallery, West Wing, St Pancras Hospital until Thursday 9 April 2020.
C&I has moved the service we normally offer in emergency departments to our 24-hour Mental Health Crisis Assessment Service, at St Pancras Hospital. The service will see people in need of urgent care so that they do not have to go to a hospital emergency department unless they have an urgent medical need. Emergency departments are under unprecedented pressure due to COVID-19 – the illness caused by coronavirus. We are urging people in mental health crisis to telephone our 24/7 crisis line on 020 3317 6333 or contact their usual community mental health team. If service users attend the 24-hour Mental Health Crisis Assessment Service in person we will see you but we urge you to contact the crisis line in advance for advice to ensure you are only leaving home when absolutely necessary.