“All The Things We Love”- a community spoken word piece created with the Southbank Centre

January 20, 2021

During 2020, the Southbank Centre in London produced a series of Art by Post booklets, designed by artists and inspired by their art collection and artistic programme . The activities were designed for adults living with one or more long-term health conditions, who through Covid-19 restrictions are at further risk of isolation. They were especially interested in giving people living with dementia, and their supporters, access to creative resources.

2,000 people across the UK took part in Art by Post creative activities from their homes, from Aberdeen to Truro and Bangor to Dover. 

I was lucky enough to be one of those artists, and my booklet was called "Journey to A Town Called Hope"- containing exercises to focus on our hopes, dreams and wishes for the future, which felt really important at this difficult time. 

This podcast was recorded on zoom with a group of people who had taken part in Art By Post. We thought about everything we loved about lockdown;despite its hardships, and what we missed too. It was massive fun and incredibly moving. Hope you enjoy it 

More hope soon!

Love Bernadette x