Young artists gather
The National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society (NRAS) held their annual JIA and ME Art Competition at Engineers’ House in Clifton Down, Bristol on Saturday 5th December.
Seven young people who are being supported by Bristol Children’s Hospital (Paediatric Rheumatology) gathered at the AIM gold accredited venue to share what living with Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA) means to them through art. The Right Honourable Lord Mayor of Bristol, Councillor Clare Campion-Smith, also attended.
Martyn Bowen, Venue Manager at Engineers’ House said:”We were absolutely delighted to offer our venue on a complimentary basis to such a talented and spirited group of young people who came with their friends and family for a day of fun and creativity. The standard of artwork was amazing and our historic venue provided a lovely backdrop to the exhibits.”
Anne Gilbert, Youth and Family Services Manager with the NRAS, said: ”I was delighted with the venue and the team at the Engineers’ House. I couldn’t have asked for a warmer welcome; Martyn and the staff where very attentive, and the room – amazing! JIA is an “invisible” disease and Martyn helped us greatly; the venue offered a great setting for the Lord Mayor and the press to promote JIA.”