The coronavirus pandemic has impacted so many people in so many different ways. Their stories are told in the newspapers, on radio and television, and over social media. They have been exchanged by neighbours across garden walls and by mask-wearing shoppers. We have heard so many tales of joy and sorrow, of courage and humour.
We have taken five of those extraordinary stories, complied for us by writer Kamal Kaan, and commissioned five composers - Jake Adams, Rania Chrysostomou, John Kefala Kerr, Nicholas Olsen and Susannah Self - to write new pieces based on the stories.
Skipton Camerata has recorded these and made them into a series of films thanks to the technical and creative wizardry of our project partners, Cloth Ears.
The Frontline Worker
by Susannah Self and Kamal Kaan
by Nicholas Olsen and Kamal Kaan
by Jake Adams and Kamal Kaan
by Rania Chrysostomou and Kamal Kaan
by John Kefala Kerr and Kamal Kaan
Click on the above links to watch the films and find out more about Lockdown Diaries, or watch the trailer:
Lockdown Diaries has been made possible thanks to the generosity of Skipton Building Society, the Garfield Weston Foundation and Sheffield Oratorio Chorus.