As we’re all aware, the world has changed quite rapidly since I last posted on Instagram. In a week, myself and other artists I know have gone from hardworking, multitasking freelancers, sprinting across London from one job to the next, to a life inside four walls, as we all step into a void of pretty dim prospects and cancelled futures. I’m sorry to announce that Outside’s London premiere has been cancelled until further notice, as well as our Brighton Fringe run in accordance with both Brighton and London Climate Change Festivals’ decisions to postpone (still unsure about EdFringe2020, which stands to go ahead for the moment, but I’ll keep you updated). It’s likely I will not be on your screens or stages for a while, and that I won’t get to bump into any of you at events we’d all hoped would bring us together in the next few months. I truly will miss you all during this time.
However, now is also a time of change. We have an opportunity here to reshape how we see life, how we build and interact within our communities, and are suddenly faced with infinite opportunities to help one another. I have been dumbfounded by the unstoppable efforts and sacrifices of the NHS, the kindness of my neighborhood, the unwavering support and strength of my local church, and the resilience of my family and friends. Whilst we all live through some strange dystopian lifestyle (it’s almost like I’ve written it…) we are all together, and able to reach each other, and take a step back. While London stands still, let’s rebuild relationships and communities that are struggling, and come back stronger than ever.
Here’s to exploring life on pause, and remembering that whilst human life feels quite chaotic right now, the natural world is enjoying a little more peace than it was before. I’ll be thinking of you all, whether you’re in isolation, struggling financially, stranded somewhere you shouldn’t be, or recovering from the virus itself, remember - you’re not alone, and I’m here for any of you, as I hope we all are for each other. We’ll get through this. Sit tight, everyone. (inappropriate photo because I can’t find my Covid-19 themed fashion shoot)
#hope #artists #wait #together