Back On The Big Screen – By Popular Request

The front of Forth Valley Royal Hospital has once again been turned into a giant cinema screen from dusk until 8.00pm, to showcase health messages and artwork produced by local schools, artists and theatre groups. It follows an extremely successful season in 2016.

Details are being projected onto what is known as the ‘Wall of Wellbeing’ – a space measuring almost 40 by 30 feet on an exterior wall of the hospital, and a film, 50 minutes long in total, will run on a continuous loop.

The first showing took place in front of a large audience.

It features stills and video clips including an interview with Sir Alex Ferguson, pupils at a local high school demonstrating the dangers of smoking, sexting and drinking, and also highlights the excellent work carried out by the winners of the recent NHS Forth Valley Staff Awards. There will also be photographs of post industrial Falkirk, digital portraits of local military families from the Macrobert Arts Centre in Stirling, and a dance sequence from the West Lothian Youth Theatre.

NHS Forth Valley’s Charitable Arts and Wellbeing Coordinator Babs McCool, who worked with independent company thirteensquared to produce and edit the film, said:  “This wall space has tremendous potential for all kinds of digital projects and messages. It’s great that we are able to deliver health information in a novel way to local staff, visitors and patients. It is really exciting and we know that the viewing last year was a huge success. Many people commented on how much they had enjoyed it, particularly if they were waiting at nearby bus-stops.”

The initiative is a partnership between NHS Forth Valley’s Arts and Wellbeing programme, Health Promotion service and Artlink Central.

Issued by NHS Forth Valley’s Communications Department – 01786 457264.