From Nurses to dentists and GP surgeries to local parks – the people and places that help us to keep healthy are to be celebrated in a new exhibition to culminate Tameside’s local commemorations to mark 70 years of the NHS.
‘My Health Heroes’ is opening at Central Art Gallery, Ashton, featuring artwork from local Special Educational Need schools and sculptures produced by the local community Wild Ways group for adults with additional needs.
The exhibition will also include historic medical objects from Portland Basin Museum’s collection as well as a fascinating old wall map of Tameside Hospital.
A commemorative flag produced as part of a competition among Tameside schools to mark #NHS70 will also be on proud display.
The exhibition opens on 6 October and runs until 22 December.
Tameside Council Executive Member responsible for Culture Cllr Leanne Feeley said: “This is a wonderful celebration of everything and everyone that makes a positive difference to the health of Tameside people and it is so lovely to see local children and adults expressing, through art, who and what has been important to them in their own personal health and wellbeing. It is a very inspiring and fitting finale to the borough’s events and activities to celebrate 70 years of the NHS.”
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