Welcome to the Lime Art Portal

An online creative space for staff at Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
Register as a Lime Arts member and access free workshops. You can also submit and share artwork with other members of our MFT creative community.



Creative Writing Workshop

Our lives, our stories: A six-week Creative Writing Course 

Creative Writing

Led by playwright Kim Wiltshire, this six-week course ‘Our lives, our stories’ is for anyone who wants to discover and develop their unique voice as a writer and nourish inspiration…

Tue 18 Jan 2022

5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

The Lime Arts Studio

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How to make a Fantasy World Collage with Colette Whittington

April 2021

About Force Behind the Scenes – a visual art project to celebrate MFT Sodexo staff efforts during the pandemic.

November 2021

A unique sound collage created by artist Caro C and MFT staff

July 2021

Meet Flo – A member of the MFT workforce who attended Lime’s visual art + poetry workshop

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The workshop was really good fun and I could not recommend it enough.

Lead Nurse, Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital

I enjoyed learning new things about schools of art, ‘playing’ with collage, complete distraction from everyday stresses. It was perfect. I very much enjoyed the session and the facilitator was gentle, encouraging, reassuring and interesting.

Well-being Counselling Service Manager, Trafford General Hospital

After a stressful, busy, no stop day at work, and a stressful time in my life also, it was perfect to sit and do something I would never normally do, and to use my hands and a part of my brain that I miss using

Counsellor, St Mary’s Centre, SARC

It is a great thing you give to staff. You can lose yourself in the moment.

Medical Secretary Neurology ORC

It was a safe space to be creative, I could relax without worrying that I wasn’t doing something right.

Medical Technical Officer, Audiology ORC

It was great to take some time out and be creative. It’s something that I’ve really missed!! and making time to do this activity was so beneficial. I came away from the session feeling recharged and just feeling really positive. I really enjoyed it!!

Senior Corporate Fundraising Manager, ORC

I loved the safe quiet gentle space with kind caring creative people. Alison the artist was amazing and inspiring! Lime staff were just lovely

Speech & Language Therapist, TLCO Sale Waterside

I lost myself in the moment. Time just disappeared whilst my mind was focusing on my art work

Business Director – Wythenshawe Hospital


Art Workshop
An student nurse at Manchester Royal Infirmary joins a Lime printmaking workshop.
SODEXO Self - Portraits with The Singh Twins
The Singh Twins at Manchester Art Gallery during the SODEXO staff self-portraits project
SODEXO Self - Portraits with The Singh Twins
Manchester Art Gallery Curator Fiona Corridan introduces SODEXO staff to artwork in the Grayson Perry exhibition
Q + A at Manchester Art Gallery with The Singh Twins + SODEXO staff
Manchester Art Gallery Curator Fiona Corridan leads a fascinating Q+A with The Singh Twins and SODEXO staff about the twins new work ‘NHS V’s Covid19
SODEXO Self-Portraits with The Singh Twins
Guided by The Singh Twins, SODEXO staff develop self-portraits depicting aspects of their personality, identity and heritage at the Lime Arts studio
SODEXO Self - Portraits with The Singh Twins
Intense concentration as SODEXO staff work on their self-portraits with The Singh Twins
SODEXO Self - Portraits with The Singh Twins
The Singh twins : A collection of self-portraits by SODEXO staff representing individual personality, character and identity through colour, drawing and symbology. Workshop facilitated by The Singh Twins and Collete Whittington
SODEXO Staff Self Portraits
A unique collection of self-portraits by SODEXO staff who worked with the Singh Twins and used colour, objects and symbology to represent their personality, character and identity.

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