We, Roaming, have been finding creative ways to keep connected and united during Covid-19 lockdown.
I (Laura) spend Thursdays, when we would usually be together, either talking on the phone or texting everyone to make sure we are all keeping safe and well and I'm very happy to say that so far we all are.
Janet has been busy editing video footage and our own music into three new short films. These are a record and reminder of some of our trips out in 2019.
Playing in the woods
Roaming in the Skyspace
Roaming in the woods
Nancy is in touch with one Roamer (so far) via email and Zoom but most Roamers don't have the equipment to engage in internet communications.
Nancy, Jane and I held a director's meeting via Zoom and Jane suggested we utilise the postal service, which we can all access. We have begun a project involving postcards whereby I sent everyone blank postcards with instructions to illustrate the front and write a message on the back then return them to me in a SAE. I then photocopy the results and post them out to everyone so we all have contact with each other. This project is currently underway and will be documented on our website once it's complete.
Now that lockdown is at last gradually lifting, we're looking back on the past year with a sense of achievement and a committment to a future together. Even when we couldn't meet, Roamers stayed in touch by way of our post card project (details here) -- we've posted most the them here. We shared paintings and drawings and photographs from Toby, Suzi, Jon and Not Just Any Girl. Keep an eye out for a new video soon with more details.
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Laura Wild is Roaming's Lead Facilitator and one of its directors. "Click" about us to find out more about who we are and what we do, or read about...
Roaming's official goal is "to carry on creative activities that benefit the community and in particular (without limitation) people who find themselves in some way disadvantaged, excluded or vulnerable." Our values are really our common ground: confidentiality, integrity, fairness, respect for the values and culture of others, the withholding of judgement, inclusivity, flexibility, and equity in relationships. "