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.
Thurs 9th Jan, 2020, 11am
Writing and Mental Health (First Fortnight Festival)
Stillorgan Library, Dublin
Thurs 20th Feb, 2020, 7pm
Lit Up (with Geraldine O'Kane)
The ARC, Community Arts Partnership, Belfast