Oscar-winning actress Olivia Colman has been involved in a Salisbury Hospital poetry project.
The hospital has published a new collection of poetry about the Covid pandemic, and Olivia Colman has been recorded reading two of the newly commissioned poems for YouTube.
The actress is patron of The Stars Appeal, the official NHS charity for Salisbury District Hospital.
The Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust collection of poems – ‘My Name is Mercy’ – is inspired by some of the hospital staff’s experiences during the pandemic.
Olivia Colman reads the poems ‘Fifth Season’, which is based on a patient’s true story, and ‘Nightshift’, which has recently been chosen by Poetry Archive Now as one of the poems of 2021.