What do you love about the NHS?
What message would you want to put on a protest placard about it?
From Saturday 4th February - Saturday 11th February, Stroud Against the Cuts will host an exhibition on the NHS in the ex-Millets shop on Stroud High St to help publicise a National Protest on the NHS in London on Saturday 4th March.
We are inviting submissions of placards that could be taken to the protest about the NHS - to be exhibited. As the exhibition will be held ahead of Valentines Day, we will be asking passers-by to tell us what they love about the NHS. More information on the Facebook event page - please invite your friends/share.
From 12-2pm Saturday 4th February, we'll have a workshop for accompanied children aged 3+ making and decorating posters.
And all week at our NHS Exhibition-with your placards! we'll have materials available for you to contribute your designs to our exhibition - and perhaps to be photocopied for the National NHS Protest - Stroud to London Coach. Join us to design something in the shop or bring a poster you've made along... or send designs to
We would like artists - and anyone who wants to have a go - to design a placard according to the following rules:
- Must be A4 portrait format, ideally A2 size
- Ideally black and white, or using primary red and blue colours (as used in NHS logos) - suitable for photocopying
- Bold designs that catch the eye, with limited text
- You might like to focus on your personal experience of the NHS or that of your friends and family
- You may wish to highlight the privatisation of services - such as local non-emergency ambulances which are now run by Arriva
- The design could focus on government ministers including Prime Minister Theresa May or Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt, or on the bosses of private companies who now run parts of the NHS, like Richard Branson of Virgin - or on the people who work in the NHS
- Stroud Hospital or Maternity Unit - or other local NHS buildings - could feature in designs
- Valentines-themed contributions are welcome!