A Life In Lockdown

We have been working with Archives, the Museum of Gloucester, Libraries, Strike A Light and the University of Gloucestershire to capture Gloucestershire’s response to ‘A Life in Lockdown’.

During the Festival, you can see Karl Whiteley’s wonderful illustrated lockdown reflections, which share the story of one young families experiences – all on the outside of the Museum and Library buildings so you can safely access.

Or you can read and listen to many different experiences through the libraries project here.

Or you can make history yourself and add to the county’s existing archives about previous public health emergencies from medieval plagues to the 20th century outbreaks of Spanish flu and typhoid.

If you’d like to help document the community’s response to the pandemic, see further details here.

Watch this space for the forthcoming ‘ A Life in Lockdown’: Memories of Covid-19 in Gloucestershire exhibition at the Museum of Gloucester, planned for Autumn 2020.




Life in Lockdown; Interviews with Gloucester’s Black elders

And to inspire you, here is a film made by Fluxx Films and Philippa Smith commissioned by Strike a Light and Gloucester History Festival for Gloucester Looking Up, funded by Historic England –

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