Creative ways to connect during lockdown

Strike A Light, Create Gloucestershire and Cheltenham Festivals have hand-picked 8 fantastic local artists to each come up with a unique, creative way for isolated people to feel connected during lockdown. Get involved!

We all know the importance of staying connected at the moment – but endless Zoom calls alone don’t give you the full experience of real connection and community.

So, a few weeks ago, we launched a callout to artists and makers to come up with ideas that could connect individuals and communities across Gloucestershire in this time of crisis. 

From the applications we received, we chose 8 talented artists who have each designed a project which will encourage new and uplifting ways for people to:

  • stay connected 
  • feel part of a community
  • express themselves artistically
  • make their voices heard – especially people who feel cut off or excluded

Check out the full set of projects below. Anyone can join in with these, and we especially hope that they will help those who feel the most isolated. We’d love you to join us and take part – full details on how to get involved coming soon!

Artist Hannah Whyte leant against a white wall next to a piece of half hidden artwork. Hannah is wearing a green army style jacket and glasses.

Hannah Whyte: art radio

A community art radio show, focusing on local/emerging music, poetry, audio-based artworks, and writing.

Awesome people making this possible 🙏