Jay Bell

"I’ve been coming to the Veterans in Practice for about two years now. For about a year I have been volunteering, I’ve learned about video editing, more about music production.

When you have been in the army you do have some nasty memories, you need a way of expressing that and getting that kind of tension out of you. And that’s where the arts come in.

Through the discussions, especially collaborative art, you can go a lot deeper into yourself, because everything you are saying is reflecting on what you know and how you see things. The best part of it for me is getting right involved in helping people create their own work and telling their own stories.

The main things aren’t really to do with what I have been physically learning, it’s the process of making the art and the expression involved in it."


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