The NHS Confederation has shared the NHS70 poem, Confidence, on their website. Many thanks to them for sharing the poem (and handy for those who prefer reading poetry than viewing it!). The Irish News has alsoshared the video.
I also had the honour of reading the poem at Stormont, as part of a special celebatroy event hosted by NICON. The event was joyous and moving: poignant stories from Tenx9, big, bold and defiant songs from the NHSCT Children's Choir, and a performance from Arts Care Orbit Dance Company that moved me to tears.
The Arts Council of Northern Ireland recorded me reading the poem at the steps of Stormont - thanks once again to Damian Smyth, and to Angela Warren of ACNI, for the video.
Thursday 8th Aug, 8pm
Eastside Arts Centre, Eastside Vistors Centre, Belfast
Book Launch: The Dogs of Humanity
Saturday 31st Aug, 3pm
Music In Mind Festival - Poetry NI Showcase
Friday 6th Sept, 3pm
Black Box, Belfast
Bounce! Festival - Poetry NI Showcase
Saturday 7th Sept, 3pm
Intercontinental Poetry Summit with Ali Whitelock
Colin acknowledges the kind support of the Arts Council of Northern Ireland through their Arts Career Enhancement Scheme and Support for the Individual Artist Programme.
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