We've done it again! This time we biked from Petra in Jordan up to Nazareth in Israel, to raise money for the Nazareth Hospital CT Scanner appeal. Nazareth is the largest Arab town in Israel, but they still don't have a dedicated Stroke Unit to cope with this devastating condition and major cause of death. Click here to find out more, and please help this fantastic cause. Thanks!

08 May 2013

What's this? A scientist supporting the ARTS?

 Yes, yes, I know I'm supposed to be a hard-nosed left-brain analytical type, but I have my arty side too. Indeed, if anyone has been following my little blog, you'll know that I write the occasional song, and sometimes it's not about genetics or science. Part of the business of healing (and that's what being a doctor is all about) is catering for that side of the human psyche that might be called the "soul" (whether you're religious or not - run with me on this).

To that effect, Dr Robert Cuthbert and some colleagues have put together a fantastic selection of goodies in an arts festival at Belfast City Hospital, with a concert on 16 May at May Street Church "Urban Soul Cafe" at 19:30. This is dedicated to our patients.

All proceeds will go towards arts activities at Belfast City Hospital, where I also work. Click on the poster (left) for more info, as well as how to get tickets (email Robert - see the poster for the address). Come on - it'll be a great night, and it's for a very good cause.

I'll be performing "Canyons of Mars" and a wee surprise number. This is a WORLD PREMIERE! Plus, if you're in the City Hospital around lunch time, you might even get the opportunity to come up for a wee jam.

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See? We scientists and doctors have a creative artsy side too. And it's "Arts Care" not "Art Scare", although you may be forgiven for thinking the latter if you watch my video...

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