Help promote the Letters of Lockdown project
The UK National Archives is keen to attract contributions from people allover the country so that a wide range of experiences of the pandemic canbe collected. They would love archives to get involved and promote theweekly themes on their social media channels.
Help promote The UK National Archives, Letters of Lockdown project
The UK National Archives is running a 'Letters of Lockdown' project and is inviting members of the public to express themselves and their experiences of the pandemic through written communication such as letters, notes, postcards or diary entries. The project centres around four themes: separation, kindness, strength and hope, and uses examples of documents displayed in the exhibition to inspire public contributions. The project started on 17th August with the theme of separation and showcased a touching love letter written in 1623 by Endymion Porter to his wife Olive whilst he was away carrying out royal duties in Spain. The UK National Archives will release a theme each week over four weeks, using social media to spread the word.
There will also be a family/children's version available, created by the Time Travel Club – The National Archives' (UK) family programme. Using the same themes, children will be able to learn about different documents, as well as use children-friendly writing prompts and tips.
The UK National Archives is keen to attract contributions from people all over the country so that a wide range of experiences of the pandemic can be collected. They would love archives to get involved and promote the weekly themes on their social media channels so that a larger audience can be reached.
To get involved, share your own writing about the pandemic (or archival collections) using #LockdownLetters or visit here for more information.