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Bethlem Art Fair Pop-Up at the ORTUS

Join the Bethlem Gallery and Museum at the ORTUS for a day of wreath making workshops, carols, and a wide selection of affordable art, mince pies, Italian street food, cards and gifts on 10th December.

11am – 7pm

Free entry  (please note there is a charge for the wreath-making workshop)

ORTUS, 82-96 Grove Ln, Camberwell, London SE5 8SN

Bethlem Gallery and Museum will be taking over the ORTUS on 10th December, with festive workshops and a special pop-up stall featuring even more amazing artworks and gifts from the annual Art Fair.

Every year the fair showcases hundreds of works of art made by over 80 artists connected with the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust. It offers a stunning variety of paintings, prints, drawings, ceramics, photographs, textiles, and sculpture for sale at affordable prices. Treat yourself and your loved ones from our selection of hand made art, gifts, and cards.

Christmas Carols with Mind and Soul Choir

The Mind and Soul Choir will be performing a selection of Christmas Carols in the morning to get you in the festive spirit.  The choir is a Maudsley Charity-funded project which promotes mental wellbeing through singing. Find out more about them (and how to join!) here:

Time: 11.15 – 11.45am

Italian Street Food at ORTUS Cafe

Have a taste of Italy! The ORTUS will be running an Italian Street Food pop-up from 11.30am. Enjoy some art at the Bethlem art fair and some Italian food at Marco’s pop up stand in the café.

From 11.30am

Wreath-making Workshops with Bethlem Gallery

Join Bethlem Gallery using materials sustainably sourced in the stunning grounds of Bethlem Royal Hospital. Led by artists Beth and Sue, who will be on hand to offer expertise in how to make your wreath look perfect, this DIY workshop will give you a wonderful insight into the beauty of the nature that surrounds us here on the hospital site and will leave you with a gorgeous, hand made and personal Christmas wreath.

£15 or free for South London and Maudsley service users. No previous experience needed, all welcome. People under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. For a paid event, we regret that tickets cannot be refunded unless the event is cancelled. Location: Adamson 1

Book tickets: 2 – 3:30pm5 – 6:30pm

Christmas Crafts: Pine Cones with Bethlem Museum of the Mind

Decorate some pine cones collected from the Bethlem Royal Hospital site and cleaned by the Bethlem Museum’s lovely volunteers. We will have plenty of paint, glitter and sequins so that you can personalise each one – they make great tree decorations or to place around the house.

Time: 2 – 5pm. This is a free, drop-in session suitable for all ages.

Christmas Jumper Day

Wear your best festive jumper and donate £2 to the Maudsley Charity on 10th December. Open to all staff at SLaM and IoPPN. Donation buckets are located at the reception of your local hospital (Maudsley, Bethlem and Lewisham), Lambeth Hospital cashiers, and the ORTUS.  You can also donate online here. 

Tweet us your photo on #MaudsleyKnits and the best picture wins a Christmas Hamper!