An artist’s exploration into Brexit for European workers of Sheffield Teaching Hospitals.
Mir Jansen is a dutch national living in the UK for the past 31 years. Now working as an arts coordinator for SheffieldTeaching Hospitals, Mir works with patient groups and long stay patients to lifting the mood in patients who are very ill. The arts and health helps NHS patients to recover quicker, engaging with the care and treatment they receive much better. In 2016 23rd June there was a referendum (Brexit) and the vote to leave. ‘I was really quite shocked. I hadn’t seen it coming. I went through a process of being angry and sad and reflecting. I was then curious to see if other people like me who worked in the NHS felt the same’. Mir proposed an exhibition which started with interviewing European workers at Sheffield teaching Hospitals. Asking them all to tell Mir why they moved the UK and heard their stories of their home countries and their journey’s which led them to the uk and first experiences of being here. In this talk Mir discusses this exhibition and her findings.