Happy birthday NHS! Here's my poem for #NHS70 commissioned by Northern Ireland Confederation for Health and Social Care (NICON) with support from Arts Council of Northern Ireland.
It's all about people, about everyone who uses the NHS, and the amazing staff who provide the care and support for the nation. Enjoy.
Many thanks also to Damian Smyth from ACNI for his kind words regarding the poem, and for featuring it on the ACNI website: "Poet Colin Dardis has risen to the challenge and the subject memorably, capturing both the big benefits of the NHS and the often small overlooked contributions and sacrifices which make them possible. The Arts Council is delighted to be associated with the celebration and this new artwork in its honour.”
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