The Letters from Lockdown
Published on: Thu, 23/07/2020 - 17:10
Letters from Lockdown is an exhibition created by the Lichfield community in response to the Covid lockdown.
The Hub at St Mary's teamed up with local artist Rosie & Ramona to get everyone’s creative juices flowing for this exciting community art project. Local people submitted paintings, letters, poems and photography reflecting their thoughts and emotions surrounding the very strange situation in which we suddenly found ourselves. They are now all on display in the gallery at The Hub and can also be seen on the website, www.thehubstmarys.co.uk
Hub Creative Director Anthony Evans said: "We wanted to create a snapshot of our community’s feelings during lockdown; so many things have happened during the last few months. From 'Clap for Carers' to the awful killing of George Floyd, even down to the rise of Joe Exotic, The Tiger King; it seems lockdown was punctuated by all these cataclysmic events and explosions of pop culture. All while we were trapped in the mundanities of our own four walls. Letters from Lockdown was about asking the community to log this time, almost like an archive. We have been delighted with the response from the community – so much creativity has gone into the submissions. I hope it's the first of many exhibitions at The Hub created by the people of Lichfield."
The team have been busy preparing the venue in line with the latest government guidelines with a one-way system set up for the exhibition and plenty of space between cafe tables. The exhibition can be seen during cafe opening hours, currently Friday and Saturday 9.30am-3pm.
From 31st July opening times will extend to:
Tue -Thur 9:30am-1pm
Fri & Sat 9:30am-8pm