One year since England went into a national lockdown, Bristol takes a moment to remember, reflect and begin the healing process.
Frontline workers and artists, faith and city leaders have joined to share personal testimonials about important things that have been lost during the coronavirus pandemic, for a new film called ‘Bristol Remembers’.
Additionally, an online book of testimonials will be launched where people can submit their own written memories of the people, opportunities, jobs and other important things that have been lost during the pandemic.
Vivienne Faull, Bishop of Bristol explained: “It has been a year like no other for the city as with the country at large. We mourn those who have died during the pandemic and lament all that we have lost as the things we take for granted have been disrupted. It is clearly so important that we come together to remember. Please join with us at 6pm on 18th March in this collective moment as we look to rebuild, with hope for the future.”
Bristol Remembers is a multi-agency campaign aimed at giving people a space to collectively reflect and remember those people and things we have lost throughout the pandemic, and begin to take the important steps to healing.
Alice Towle, Youth Mayor of Bristol adds: “Being involved in this project has given me the opportunity to reflect and remember on all those things we as a city have lost over the last year, but also begin to look ahead at how we take those ever so important steps to healing. It’s also been so heartening to see people continue find the positives despite all the challenges they have faced. I look forward to seeing you all online on Thursday 18 March at 6pm.”
If you, or someone you know, would be willing to contribute a testimonial with your own personal reflection, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line: Bristol Remembers – Testimonial.
A testimonial should be 150-200 words long, including a relevant photo, and can be about anything or anyone important to you that you have sadly lost throughout the pandemic. All testimonials will be handled sensitively and with the utmost care.
Follow the ‘Bristol Remembers’ Facebook Event page for updates leading up to the launch: www.facebook.com/events/465229097851240/
Take part at 6pm, Thursday 18th March on http://www.wearebristol.co.uk.