New sculpture will mark NNUH 10th Anniversary

The public will be able to get involved with making a charity-funded ironwork sculpture to mark the 10th anniversary of the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital’s move to its Colney Lane site.

Making the commemorative sculpture will form part of the hospital’s Open Day and Fete taking place from 11am to 4pm on Saturday 18th June.  It is a joint venture between the NNUH Hospital Arts Project and the Holkham Forge Partnership. 

On the day, there will two blacksmiths from Holkham Forge, James Spedding and Roger Foyster, who will be involved in making the commemorative sculpture and they will be assisted by visitors attending the event.

Emma Jarvis, Hospital Arts Co-ordinator, said:  “This is an opportunity for open day visitors to have a go at this traditional craft and provide us with a lasting landmark on the hospital site.”

James Spedding from the Holkham Forge Partnership said:  “We are the current link in the chain of an old lineage of Norfolk village blacksmiths who produce beautiful hand-forged metalwork for local people.”

The Holkham Forge Partnership is made up of artists, blacksmiths and sculptors.   It was set up five years’ ago and works collaboratively with the local community, schools, churches, businesses and private customers. For more information, go to:  http://www.holkhamforge.co.uk/

The NNUH Hospital Arts Project is funded through grants and charitable contributions and aims to enhance the hospital environment for patients, visitors and staff.  For more information on the Open Day and Fete, go to:  http://www.nnuh.nhs.uk

Tuesday 7th of June 2011 12:00:55 PM