In March 2020 as the world ground to a halt, the Our Space programme transitioned, like so many, to an online existence, as we sought to stay connected and creative in lockdown.
We experimented with many kinds of games and exercises along the way, but what began to burn most brightly in our sessions was the weekly free-write. We witnessed each other’s highs and lows and throughout it all, we turned up and wrote it all down.
Lost and Found is a small selection of what turned up on the page – raw and, for the most part, unedited. We are so proud of what was collectively achieved and Lost and Found is a fitting tribute to our journey through 2020 with an extraordinary group of people.
Our Space is a creative programme that works with adults with multiple and complex needs. Members come from all walks of life and may have faced challenges involving homelessness, mental health issues, substance misuse, reoffending or they may feel isolated for other reasons.
Join members of Our Space for an informal conversation on Zoom on Wednesday 13th January at 7pm about how creativity supports mental health and how lived experience, lockdown and isolation informed the process which lead to the creation of Lost and Found: Words from Our Space.
60 mins (approx.)
Please note some excerpts from the poems include triggering content and coarse language.