Hospital Arts and Lime

Part of:
Papers of Langley Brown
  • Archives and manuscripts

About this work


Files regarding Langley Brown's work for Manchester Hospital Arts and files and digital materials regarding Lime projects and work undertaken after Brown left the organisation. See also ART/LIM: Lime Arts



Physical description

4 files, 3 CDs

Biographical note

The Manchester Hospitals Arts Project was founded in 1973 by Peter Senior, who sought to integrate arts into healthcare. Supported by grant funding, Hospital Arts developed a programme of work in visual, performance, craft, and aural art-forms, and began to build a team of artists, including Langley Brown. During the 1980s, national awareness of the issues of arts and disability grew and Hospital Arts gained a national profile. From the early eighties until 1990, Manchester City Council provided grants for Hospital Arts to deliver a programme of music and performance in a dozen Manchester hospitals and care institutions. Peter Senior left in 1987 to set up Arts For Health (see ART/AFH) as a department within Manchester Metropolitan University. At this point Hospital Arts full time artists became NHS staff and Hospital Arts acquired charitable status. After 1995 the artistic policy changed to place more emphasis on working strategically within Manchester, commissioning more artists and developing community-based arts and health initiatives. In 2000, Hospital Arts changed its name to Lime as part of a wider organisational restructure. 2000 to 2007 was a period of growth and Lime is now an internationally recognised arts in health organisation developing and managing cultural and artistic projects within health care, primarily in the Greater Manchester area.

Related material

ART/LIM: Lime Arts

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