A chance to tell your Peterborough Covid story on video

Wednesday 24 March

Do you have a Covid story to tell? What been your highs and lows during the pandemic and what has helped you cope? How do you feel now and is there anyone you’d like to thank?

Members of the public are being invited to drop in to a special pop-up video booth to tell their stories. This will be set up either just inside Peterborough Cathedral or (weather permitting) outside on the grass in front of the Cathedral. These video-diary style recordings will then be edited to produce a short video piece, posted online, that captures the diversity of experiences that people living in Peterborough have had during the Covid-19 pandemic.

The dates and times on which you can drop in to record your story are:

Thursday 8th April, from 11.00am to 3.00pm
Thursday 15th April, from 11.00am to 3.00pm
Monday 19th April through to Thursday 19th April inclusive, from 11.00am to 3.00pm

Times are approximate.

“This really is open to anybody,” said Dave Cramp, one of the organisers of the project on behalf of Peterborough Cathedral. “We are often being told that ‘it’s good to talk’ and this is an opportunity to do just that. Let’s combat the isolation and share our stories. We are all in this together.”

The pop-up video booth has been fully risk assessed to ensure that Covid-safe measures are in place. It is open to ages 18+.

The project has been funded by a Near Neighbours Community Covid Relief Grant, a scheme designed to support communities who have been affected by the Covid-19 Pandemic.

Lockdown art exhibition at the Cathedral in 2022

The Near Neighbours grant will also support a ‘lockdown art’ exhibition to display some of the artworks that people in Peterborough have been producing at home during the lockdowns of the last year. This is likely to be shown in the Cathedral in January 2022. If you would like to know more, please register your interest by emailing info@peterborough-cathedral.org.uk

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