In October 2015 Bright Sparks Theatre Arts Company in collaboration with the Patient | Carer Community (PCC) at Leeds Institute of Medical Education, the School of Medicine, University of Leeds, commissioned me to facilitate a series of poetry workshops for medical students exploring the lived experience of people and carers with dementia.
Hosted at Inkwell Arts, Leeds, a safe, creative and accessable space that challenges the stigma of mental health and celebrates the diversity of its participants. Over the course of three workshops in discussion with the students, carers and people with dementia I produced three poems based upon those conversations.
The Space Between by Philip Sheridan
Read by Cynthia Rover
The Space Between - Poem by Philip Sheridan from philip sheridan on Vimeo.
The resulting two films produced by Greg Brauns showcase the wonderful creative atmosphere of exploration that resulted from this innovative use of the arts and humanities in medical education.
Crossing the River Lethe by Philip Sheridan
Read by Ros Lewis
Crossing the River Lethe - Poem by Philip Sheridan from philip sheridan on Vimeo.
Find out more about all the patient and carer involvement work of the PCC at the Leeds Institute of Medical Education (LIME), School of Medicine, University of Leeds.
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