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Lime Arts


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Lime is an award-winning arts charity within the Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Lime works to:

Improve Health Care Environments- Through working with architects and commissioners, staff and patient groups adding new dimensions to public spaces and clinical settings.

Show how the arts can play an important role in public health - exploring issues through different creative languages to find new solutions to health inequalities and health promotion.

Engage with Communities - delivering projects that connect, involve and consult with local people, hospital populations, schools, student groups, voluntary sector agencies, other cultural organisations.

Research and share information - a number of Lime projects are research focussed or academically evaluated (links with Universities in Manchester). We also work through conferences and training to advocate arts in health.

Having Fun - it is essential for our well being and health and professional development to be happy. Exploring ideas with artists can be deep and expressive but can also be great fun. It's good for the mind to think out of the box.

Lime passionately believes that everyone is creative and that creativity has a powerful role to play in self determination, well being and the health of society.


Virtual Art Tour
Lime Arts has created a virtual art tour through our hospitals.

The Team

Brian Chapman is the Director of Lime Arts, joining justtwo years after it was established in 1974. His passion has always been the integration of culture and health, and exploring alternative alternative roles for the arts and artists within healthcare. He aims to show how the of the power of the arts can change lives, enhance hospitals and combat spiralling ill-health and diminishing respect in our society.


Dawn Prescott is a Project Manager, artist/designer and also the administration and finance manager. She ensures everyone who works at Lime is happy and confident with office systems. Dawn is usually the first port of call for any Lime employees, commissioned artists, suppliers or NHS personal who have any questions or queries. She hopes that this year will see Lime being better known throughout the Trust. She said: "I actually feel like I'm actively contributing towards something which has a positive impact on people's health experiences."


Helen Kitchen is a Project Manager and photographer. A number of Helen's projects have won national awards. Helen said: "I commission artists to deliver projects ranging in variety from patient focussed activities to relive stress and boredom using art forms including poetry, music and the visual arts to environmental projects such as the 42 square metre stained glass window for the new Nightingale Centre and Genesis Prevention Centre. The aim is always to enhance the experience of those using and working within the healthcare services.


Rob Vale is also a Project Manager with Lime. As an artist his work is mainly with film and multi-media. Rob has worked on over ten Primary Health Care Centres over the past few years developing scheme with architects, healthcare planners and local communities.


Kim Wiltshire is the Community Project Manager. Her role within the organisation is very varied, as she can be
running photography workshops with older people on a mobile library one day, working out a funding bid budget another, and interviewing artists for projects the next. She does a mixture of organising; networking and finding out what community groups want and need to use creativity to explore a variety of health issues.

Further Information

Lime Arts Website

Contact Details



Lime Arts

High Elms, Upper Park Road

Manchester M14 5RU

Tel: (0161) 256 4389

Fax: (0161) 256 4390