Wellspring Music CIC was founded in 2015 by Marc Block and James Tolhurst to increase wellbeing through engagement in culture, by providing high-quality interactive music in healthcare settings. In April 2019 James left the company and Marc now works as a solo musician.
Wellspring have been making music with the patients in QMC’s Dementia ward since 2015 and City Hospital’s Stroke wards since 2016. With support from Arts Council England and Nottingham Hospitals Charity, this work is planned to continue into 2021 and has expanded to include three Older People’s wards and the Critical Care unit.
Wellspring have also worked with Air Arts to take music into the Older Peoples’ wards in Derby hospitals, and with dementia specialists Church Farm Care Homes.
Marc is also known on the folk scene as a talented singer and songwriter.