As we head into Autumn, take a Breathing Space to pause and recharge in the public spaces of Guy's and St Thomas' Hospitals. We are pleased to invite staff, patients and visitors to experience uplifting performances by talented artists from around the world.

Please find details below of our exciting line up, coming up over the next two months.

Download the October – November schedule here.


Wednesday 11th October 1pm-2pm – Atrium 1, Guy’s Hospital

Zong Zing  

Central African Music 

Zong Zing All Stars play uplifting music called Cavacha. It is the core rhythm of Central African music that has given rise to ‘Soukous’ in the Democratic Republic of Congo, ‘Makossa’ in Cameroon and ‘Coupe Decale’ in the Ivory Coast. The music is steeped in folklore. Since their formation they have gone from strength to strength, playing and rocking packed audiences in and around London and at some of the UK’s top mainstream music festivals. At larger festivals the band often appears with a number of dancers and acrobats added to their basic line up. 

This is music to touch your senses!  


Wednesday 18th October 1pm-2pm – Atrium 1, Guy’s Hospital

Asaka Quartet  

Classical & pop covers 

The Asaka Quartet is a prizewinning string quartet formed in 2021 at the Royal Academy of Music in London where they are the 2022/23 Chamber Music Fellows. Yielding from China, Hong Kong and Scotland, the Asaka’s each bring with them their own identities. As close friends, growing up on opposite sides of the world to the most contrasting of cultures, they have a keen interest in learning and experiencing new things, which lead them to enjoy discovering and sharing underrepresented music. Through presenting creative and innovative programmes, they invite their audiences to discover new repertoire from a fresh and exciting perspective. 


Wednesday 1st November 1-2pm – Atrium 1, Guy’s Hospital 

Tatcho Drom

Balkan Gypsy and folk music

Tatcho Drom stage a vibrant show of beautiful melodies and dancing rhythms from Eastern Europe and the Balkans. are considered one of the UK’s leading exponents of Romany Gypsy music. Their name translates to ‘True Journey’ from Romanes, the language of Romany Gypsies 


Wednesday 8th November 1-2pm – Atrium 1, Guy’s Hospital 

Yuri Sabatini and Caroline Jaya-Ratnam


Winner of the Royal Opera House and BP Summer Screen Singing Competition as Best Male Opera Singer in 2008, Yuri Sabatini is a versatile artist with a beautiful tone of voice, emotional interpretation, and stage presence. 

Prize-winning pianist, Caroline Jaya-Ratnam, read music at Cambridge University. Following her Masters degree she was appointed Junior Fellow at the Royal College of Music. She has toured internationally as a pianist and as a singer. 


Wednesday 15th November 1-2pm – Atrium 1, Guy’s Hospital 

Absolute Bollywood

Bollywood Dance

Absolute Bollywood strives to make Bollywood and Indian dance more accessible in the UK. The internationally acclaimed dance group, based in London, has performed at events at Cannes Film Festival, Summer Surprises in Dubai, Indian Festival in Egypt, Paris, Germany & Mumbai in the last two years. The company offers exciting entertainment for every special occasion and high quality instruction for students of all skill and experience levels.


Wednesday 22nd November 1-2pm – Atrium 1, Guy’s Hospital 

Sowmya JayKrish

Bollywood singing 

Sowmya is a creative in the fields of music and dance, and is also passionate about nature, health and wellbeing. Sowmya sings a variety of languages and styles, primarily Hindi songs.


Wednesday 29th November 1-2pm – Atrium 1, Guy’s Hospital 

Josiah Wade 

Classical and Jazz Pianist

Born and raised in London’s dynamic Hackney, Josiah Wade is a pianist whose musical journey beautifully marries classical virtuosity with jazz vibrancy. With over 15 years at the keys, Josiah’s love for music began early, guiding him to pursue classical music from a young age. He later discovered Jazz after being introduced to the acclaimed Jazz pianist and composer Julian Joseph. Inspired by musical greats such as Chopin, Herbie Hancock, Rachmaninoff and Oscar Peterson, Josiah’s performances are a dynamic tapestry of influences. He currently balances music and construction work together, where he’s found on the building site by day, and on the piano by night.