Tiers Before Bedtime: Creating Heritage Vol II – Part Eight

Day 338: Monday 22nd February It is a handy coincidence that on the day that I write my blog entry the pandemic seems to be very present in my thoughts. Firstly, today is the day that our roadmap out of Lockdown is announced. Something we’ve all been waiting for months....

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Tiers Before Bedtime: Creating Heritage Vol II – Part Seven

Day 332: Monday 15th February I’m sitting in the upstairs room of a delightful house in rural Devon. This is my current lockdown abode. The wind is howling and the rain lashing against the window. I’m looking out over the lawn at a valley beyond which is a very faint...

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Tiers Before Bedtime: Creating Heritage Vol II – Part Six

Day 325: Monday 8th February Another week starts! This is my first day back from a week’s leave (not much difference). I tiptoed into town in the snow this morning to unlock The Beaney for the Registrars; shovelling snow away from the doors at 8.30am! What a start. I followed...

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Tiers Before Bedtime: Creating Heritage Vol II – Part Four

Day 311: Monday 25th January During the first lockdown I was working from home and liaising with other Council employees to provide food parcels and a medication collection service. The furlough since November feels completely different, as I haven’t been allocated any duties. I’m more focussed on my own projects...

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Tiers Before Bedtime – Creating Heritage Volume II: Part Two

Day 297: Monday 11th January Looking beyond the experience of old routines (weekly football, commuting, travel) coming to a stop I have been thinking a little bit about privileges (having a car/garden/supportive family and friends/a job/a job I can mostly do from home) and one in particular began to stand...

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Tiers Before Bedtime – Creating Heritage Volume II: Part One

It has been 291 days since the Prime Minister ordered the first national lockdown. To date there have been more than 2.7 million confirmed cases of coronavirus in the UK and over 75,000 people have died. After relaxing restrictions and reopening businesses around the country in summer there was a...

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Exhibition documents lockdown life in Canterbury

A special exhibition celebrating the creativity, stories and experiences of the community during lockdown is open now at The Beaney. Every fortnight during the countrywide lockdown, The Beaney released a new theme to inspire its audiences with ideas of art they could create. These themes were based on six ways...

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