Being Alive – Artwork and poetry competition deadline approaching

There is still time to get your poetry and /or artwork entries in for the Being Alive competition celebrating the 25th anniversary of Agape House. Bermuda Hospitals Board and Friends of Hospice, the charity that supports Agape House urge you to exercise and share your artistic talents with the public in recognizing the importance and service provided by our only palliative care hospice – Agape House.

Friends of Hospice Executive Director Cathy Belvedere said: “We want to showcase Bermuda’s artistic side and invite you to submit artwork or poetry or both, on the theme Being Alive. We’ve not seen a lot of entries in the art category but poets have responded. Still we’re hoping to get a lot more.

At Agape House every patient is treated with the utmost respect and encouraged to live life to the fullest. Staff are inspired, and try in turn to inspire patients, to follow the ideal of Dame Cecily Saunders, founder of the modern hospice movement who said: ““You matter because you are you, and you matter to the last moment of your life.”
Photographs, paintings, drawings or other media are all welcome.

How to enter

1. Fill out an entry form: Entry forms are available online at , King Edward VII Memorial Hospital main reception desks in the Acute Care Wing and General Wing, the main reception at Mid Atlantic Wellness Institute and Ground Floor Craig Appin House on Wesley Street in Hamilton. Entry forms are also available at Bermuda Arts Centre at Dockyard, Bermuda National Gallery, Bermuda Society of Arts, DNA Creative and Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art.

2. Submit your entry: Artwork entries can be submitted at the Bermuda Hospitals Board reception desk on the ground floor at Craig Appin House. Submissions must be in by Monday 23 May 2016. Winners will be announced at a date to be set in June. Winning entries will be hung in the newly renovated Agape House building.
Poetry entries can be emailed to by Monday 23 May 2016.

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