Campaigners celebrating the NHS’s seventieth birthday in Stroud are calling for artists for help.

Members of the Keep Gloucestershire’s NHS Public campaign are kicking off their series of 70th anniversary celebration events with a call to artists to contribute to an exhibition at the Lansdown Gallery from Monday June 25 to Saturday June 30.

The campaigners are asking artists to create a poster based on one of seven quotes from Aneurin Bevan about the principles of the NHS, which was founded on July 5 1948.

The works will accompany a photographic exhibition by Marion Macalpine on Private Finance Initiatives, or PFIs, called 'How Come We’re Still Paying For This?', as well as historic local images.

An opening night for the exhibition at Lansdown Gallery on Monday June 25 from 6pm to 9pm will feature Helen Mercer, a recently retired as a senior lecturer in economics at Greenwich University and founding member of People vs PFI, which argues PFIs are causing problems in the NHS.

The event, as well as the exhibition, is free entry.