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Chelsea and Westminster Hospital Open Day

Joanna Lumley and Sir Thomas Hughes-Hallett co-host CWH Open Day. Music by KlezMozarts

Renowned actress, gorgeous looking James Bond girl, Joanna Lumley and Sir Thomas Hughes-Hallett co-introduced the seventh Open Day at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital in Fulham Road on 14 June 2014.   The theme of this year’s Open Day was “Keep You Well”.

Joanna Lumley at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital.  Photo © Eugenie Absalom

“Your pride by turning up here today shows that this is one of absolute heartbeats of this whole area,” – said Joanna Lumley about  the hospital and  proceeded to cut the massive white cake, celebrating twenty one years of Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, with a lengthy kitchen knife.

Teddy Bear Clinic for children.  Photo © Eugenie Absalom

Visited by two thousand people, this fabulous day was full of fun activities with stalls, cakes, keep fit classes, arts and music.   An elegant statue of Hugo the Labrador, displayed on the ground of floor, was designed by Joanna Lumley and named after her own black Labrador.

Fire brigade supported Chelsea and Westminster Hospital Open Day.  Photo © Eugenie Absalom

Entertainment programme included African Cultural Development world music and dance group, KlezMozarts performance by Oleg Lapidus and Yuval Havkin, who boldly experiment with classical pieces, adding Klezmer sound to the original tunes, Akademi South Asian Dance and Dick Laurie’s Elastic Band.

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital has been my “home away from home” over the past year due to cancer.  The Open Day was a great occasion for me to visit it for fun rather than for medical reasons.

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Joanna Lumley hosts Chelsea and Westminster Hospital Open Day 2014

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Posted in Art and Music and Art Events and Art News and Entertainment and Music Video by Eugenie Absalom on June 17th, 2014 at 4:13 pm.

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