Gruff Rhys has released a video for his track ‘No Profit in Pain’ to launch National Theatre Wales’ NHS70 Festival.
National Theatre Wales commissioned Gruff to write the song to pay tribute to the NHS during its 70th birthday year.
NHS70 Festival productions and events will be performed in venues all over Wales, including hospitals, schools, memorial halls and arts venues in Carmarthen, Welshpool, Wrexham, Bangor and Tredegar, birthplace of the NHS’ founder, Aneurin Bevan.
“The NHS is something that we can too easily take for granted,” the Welsh musician explains. “It’s been there for me throughout my life and has also saved many of my family members lives. In that sense, it means more than anything I could ever convey in a pop song.
“For the song I’ve focused on the battle to keep the NHS as a free service in public ownership. Privatisation is creeping in and it will be a death knell for the NHS we all love and cherish if we are not vigilant.”
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