The Soundbite Music Programme brings a varied line-up of music to patients, staff and visitors at the RUH; this involves live musical performances as well as interactive music workshops. Soundbite aims to create an uplifting and positive environment for patients, visitors and staff, creating long-lasting relationships between the RUH and the wider community.

Through the Soundbite Programme we aim to increase access to musical provision across the RUH community; improve the well-being of patients, staff and visitors at the RUH, and to provide students and emerging musicians with the opportunity to gain experience of music facilitation and performance in a health care setting.

Lunchtime Performances

The Soundbite Performance Programme brings a diverse range of live music to communal areas of the hospital and wards. We have been working with young musicians from Live Music Now (LMN) and musicians from the Bath Folk Club (generously funded by the Joyce Fletcher Charitable Trust) and Bath Spa University, as well as other local […]

Musician in Residence on the Older Patients Wards

Musician in Residence Frankie Simpkins works 2 days a week visiting 5 OPU’s wards and offering visits to other patients all around the hospital, delivering musical interactions and performances with patients and staff, using voice and ukulele. Frankie is very experienced working in a hospital setting, and is sensitive to performing in a busy ward […]

Partnerships with Schools and Universities

On Monday 24th June, the RUH are hosting two performances by King Edward’s School String Ensemble in a new collaboration working towards bringing music to the new Cancer Centre. Twelve pupils from KES will be performing pieces that range from pop song arrangements and classical hits by Vivaldi, through to famous music scores such as […]