Dance in Hospitals

We believe that art can have a powerful impact on health and wellbeing. Akademi works with hospitals across London to provide performances and workshops, including a monthly residency at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital.

CW+ performances feature on BBC News. 


Akademi presents two performances by Indian Classical dance artists in the atrium of Chelsea and Westminster Hospital every third Thursday of the month from 13.00 – 13.45 pm as part of CW+ Lunchtime Concerts. The performance is free, and open to members of the public, staff, and patients. After the performance, the artists complete ward rounds, performing and delivering participatory work with patients.

CW+, Chelsea and Westminster Health Charity, has commissioned Akademi to present these performances. Also streamed live on the hospital radio.


Breathe Arts Health Research is a social enterprise company based in London and founded by Yvonne Farquharson. A spin-out organisation from Guy’s and St Thomas’ Charity, Breathe delivers a diverse performing arts and health programme across Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust. Akademi works regularly with Breathe to provide performances for hospital patients and visitors.