Cymraeg

Editorial: Edition 2 - Arts in Health

By Angela Maddock

I spent a long time thinking about this, how I might write this editorial. I’d wake in the dark and whisper thoughts into my phone. Scribble notes on the back of other notes. This became my companion thinking as I swam lengths of my local pool. Rehearsing a monologue in my head at each turn. And then, in an almost sudden shift – which often comes if we can trust ourselves enough – I realised I needed to write as I have encouraged others to do so here, to write from myself. This edition of Cynfas, four essays and a shorter piece featuring work from collections of National Museum Wales, is written from lived experience. It explores issues of the arts and health through the first person and so I will try to set the tone.

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