Florence performance

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Louise Jordan‘Florence’ is a show devised by Louise Jordan, a local singer songwriter and performer, celebrating Florence Nightingale’s birth and her connections to Salisbury. Louise received Arts Council England funding to make the show and in October 2019 she visited Salisbury District Hospital to talk to current and retired nursing staff about their careers. These discussions, as well as the historic collections here at Salisbury Hospital and Wiltshire Council’s archives held at Chippenham, informed Louise’s songwriting and the show. The final show will tour in 2021 and will include a special day of performances at Salisbury District Hospital. Find out more about ‘Florence’, including a peek behind the scenes and buy the album on Louise’s website.

Read Louise’s blog on our website about her research for the ‘Florence’ performance and album.

Picture of Louise opposite by Richard Budd.