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this is my truth, tell me yours – this is my truth, tell me yours
  • 'this is my truth, tell me yours'

    an Arts & Dementia collaboration between Patrick Jones & the Royal College of Psychiatrists in Wales

  • 'this is my truth, tell me yours'

    Aneurin Bevan | Founder of the NHS

  • 'a fantastic opportunity, such an exciting project'

    Prof Keith Lloyd | Vice President, Royal College of Psychiatrists

  • 'this work is nation-wide, timely and incredibly important'

    Patrick Jones

What's it about

Renowned Poet, Patrick Jones is embarking on a Wales-wide project, creating a series of spoken word features, monologues and cycles of song focusing on peoples lived experiences of Dementia.

The work involves a series of pre-arranged creative writing workshops with groups of carers and people living with dementia. Patrick is also keen for people to submit thoughts, memories and any insights – in any form.

We’ll be updating on the project, and highlighting some of the work along the way.

How to share


You can submit any thoughts, ideas, reflections, poems or stories – they may from personal experience or of something that you’ve discovered and found particularly moving.

We will not feature, or reproduce anything without expressed permission.

It’s important to say, anything submitted will help Patrick in generating his work and will be greatly appreciated.

If you feel passionate about the project, please help spread the message


How will the work be used?

It’s anticipated that work will be published, and performed with leading Welsh musicians; to stand as a living testament, highlighting the nature of dementia and the positive impact of art in care.

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