'The dry rustle of hands shoved into coat pockets is an act of protection, hugs are replaced by nervous nods, and to step out into the crisp sunshine more than once is to break the law. Social media is a flickering buzz of news articles, virus-related memes, and screenshots of Zoom meetings, a glass of stockpiled Chablis tilted wryly towards the camera. The line graph of confirmed cases skews alarmingly upwards.
'We are living in strange and unexpectedly challenging times. In between breaking news updates and frightening Covid-19 statistics, there is a sudden influx of articles trying to get us to make the most of lockdown by persuading us to channel our energies into creative pursuits and produce something useful.'
Many creatives are feeling overwhelmed at the moment, read poet Natalie Ann Holborow's blog in full and feel a little bit better about the world and yourself. Take care all x