Bournemouth, Christchurch, Culture, Latest News, Poole | Posted: Wednesday, August 5th, 2020 at 4:07 pm | return to news

Share your lockdown feelings and experiences in art form

Some people say they really enjoyed the different challenges lockdown brought, whilst others hated every minute.


Now you have the chance to share your feelings and experiences in art form.

My Local Lockdown Life aims to collect the experiences of BCP Council residents living through the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Council in partnership with Arts by the Sea, Dorset Race Equality Council, Pavilion Dance South West and Poole Housing partnership is asking residents to send in visual arts and recordings of feelings.

Experiences could include photos, pictures, collages, drawings, paintings, poems, letters, postcards, stories, or recordings of good quality audio or video footage.

Cllr Vikki Slade, leader of the Council said, “When something of this magnitude happens, it can be really helpful for people to share their feelings and experiences and then learn and reflect on what happened and what it has meant to them.  By doing it in art form we hope to record the diversity of the area and to encourage communities to come together to share their experiences, which could include crafts produced during lockdown, pictures of the community clapping for carers and photos of deserted streets. The global pandemic is history in the making and this artwork will be inspiring for people now and for generations to come.”

The project will run for three months and materials will be kept to create a record and eventually create an exhibition.  Artwork can be submitted digitally to  or by handing in at a library in the BCP Council area before Monday 2 November.

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