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Poems for the NHS at WORD! In The Garden

  • Attenborough Arts Lancaster Road Leicester LE1 7HA (map)

The NHS is a part of our lives.

Through a mixture of poems and talks by international and local artists, including the much-loved Jean ‘Binta’ Breeze MBE who can't be with us in person but as a way of being there in spirit sends her love and brand new poems to be read out by friends, Lydia Towsey, Melanie Abrahams, Michael Brome, calypsonian Tobago Crusoe (Paddington) and guests, we celebrate one of Britain’s best loved institutions on its 70th birthday. From appointments and waiting rooms, to operations, births and deaths, we explore what the NHS has brought to Britons. We also mark the Caribbean Story within the NHS, which in a year that also marks Windrush, is an opportunity to bring to the fore the everyday and hidden stories of Caribbean nurses and staff who contributed much to the NHS landscape of succour and care.

Admission Free, all welcome.

Read the full WORD! In the Garden programme here