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Art1st Live – Saturday 25th September 2021 at Drapers’ Hall

In the words of the Four Seasons - Oh What a Night!

Over a hundred and twenty lovely people from the Type One Diabetes community across the UK gathered for our long-awaited live event, relishing the chance to dress up, socialise, and eat and drink together in the awesome surroundings of Drapers' Hall London, home to one of the City’s historic Livery Guilds.

It was a joyful celebration of the arts and of the unique bond shared by those whose lives are a 24/7 unseen but challenging balancing act, and raised much-needed funds for JDRFUK, the Type One Charity.

Guests enjoyed a champagne reception followed by a delicious meal served in the spectacular Livery Hall, and were then entertained by some truly stellar performers, be they superstar household names or massively talented amateurs.

Our celebrity host, comedian Ed Gamble hit the spot perfectly as compère and top of the bill musician Sheku Kanneh-Mason wowed the audience with his sensitive virtuoso playing and charmed them with his modesty and sociability.

Art1st Live was about the people, not the diabetes, the ability not the disability, and the remarkable things that happen when people with diabetes, healthcare professionals, charities and medical companies work together.

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The spotlight is blue....and shines on you!

ArT1st - CreaT1ve in the #T1meofCOVID

This website was set up in January 2020  to promote an event to celebrate and showcase the many artistic talents of those living with Type One Diabetes in the UK

Since we re-launched the project as an online showcase during the time of social distancing and isolation, we have seen some wonderful examples of the creaT1ve talents of the Type 1 diabetes community in art, photography, music, crafts, dance, poetry and drama.

The pandemic will be a time point in global history and CreaT1ve in the #T1meofCOVID will be their legacy for the future.

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