Stephen Hough becomes Nightingale Project Patron

We are delighted that the pianist Stephen Hough has become a patron of the Nightingale Project.

Stephen is one of the most distinguished concert pianists currently performing, and is also a composer, painter, poet and well-known blogger. His first involvement in the Nightingale Project was in 2010, when, in a short break in his international performing schedule, he played the piano for inpatients at the Park Royal Centre for Mental Health (see Work we’ve done page). We are very honoured that he has agreed to become one of our patrons.

Stephen is playing at the First Night of the Proms on 12th July 2013. More information on Stephen on his official website www.stephenhough.com.

Signed Artist’s Prints Available : The Limelight Pictures, by Ian Beck

Signed, limited edition prints are still for sale from Ian Beck’s 2013 exhibition. The collection comprises portraits of stars of music hall and early cinema: Charlie Chaplin, Max Miller, Josephine Baker, Little Tich, Anna May Wong, Jean-Louis Barrault, Greta Garbo, Marlene Dietrich and others. Purchases of signed prints will support the Nightingale Project’s work.Print prices are from £225 to £255.

This series grew out of a set of drawings that Ian created in 2012 for Ellington Ward, an older adults’ mental health ward at Northwick Park Hospital (see Work we’ve done page). It was following the success of that installation that The Nightingale Project asked Ian to create more such images for an exhibition.

Ian Beck is well known as a children’s writer and illustrator. His novels include the Tom Trueheart series, Pastworld, and The Haunting of Charity Delafield. Further information about the artist and about the Limelight Pictures series are on Ian Beck’s official website.

Email info@nightingaleproject.org for details of print sales.