Seven Thousand Feet – Exhibition, Events and Engagement


‘Seven thousand feet’ was an exhibition and series of events about diabetes (causes, prevention, management and insight into patient lives). This collaborative and innovative project brought together diverse stakeholders to engage with the public in Greater Manchester about diabetes, through visual artworks and associated science exhibits and activities. The exhibition title reflected the number of people in the UK undergoing diabetes-related amputations annually and featured 7,000 single, donated socks. It took place at Manchester Central Library during the 11-day Manchester Science Festival (MSF) in October 2018, running on until World Diabetes Day on 14 November. Artworks were later displayed at the 2019 Diabetes UK conference. Almost 2,000 members of the public and a wide range of diabetes healthcare professionals saw it. This novel approach was a cost-effective way to raise awareness of diabetes as a public engagement and behavioural change activity that was well received by the local population.

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QiC Diabetes Highly Commended 2019
Diabetes Collaboration Initiative of the Year - Adults
Seven Thousand Feet – Exhibition, Events and Engagement
by Artist Christine Wilcox- Baker in collaboration with NIHR Clinical Research Network Greater Manchester, Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust, Manchester NHS Foundation Trust, Manchester Metropolitan University and University of Manchester

Quality In Care Diabetes

  • 2020 KEY DATES
  • Open for entry: Wednesday 18 March 2020
  • Entry deadline: Thursday 9 July 2020
  • Judging day: Thursday 10 September 2020
  • Awards ceremony: Thursday 15 October 2020
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