Pandemic group spirit is was video artwork challenge

Wakefield Town Hall
Wakefield City Corridor

Earlier this yr, Wakefield’s annual Public Well being Report was printed, celebrating the resilience, tales and concepts from communities throughout the district in the course of the coronavirus pandemic.

The content material in Native Story – an interactive archive created throughout Covid-19 by arts organisation One to One Growth Belief because the Annual Report 2020 for Director of Public Well being, Anna Hartley – has now been was a video as a trailer for the challenge.

Native poet Matt Abbott labored with the challenge’s artistic director Judi Alston to plot a poem impressed by the unimaginable tales and group spirit documented in Native Story and members of the Previous Quarry Journey Playground have been invited to every report a line from the poem on their cell phones.

The Native Story Poem is now obtainable to view at

Coun Religion Heptinstall, Wakefield Council’s Cupboard Member for Adults, Well being and Wellbeing, mentioned: “This video is so uplifting and heart-warming and it’s great to see what unimaginable individuals we now have throughout our district.

“Their assist and help actually has been a lifeline to many and I feel lots of people will relate to the video.

“Thanks to all of the great volunteers, native organisations and our companions for serving to our district get via what has been a very troublesome time.”

Anna Hartley, Wakefield’s Director of Public Well being, mentioned: “Our group teams and native organisations have actually stepped up in the course of the coronavirus pandemic and have offered superb help to lots of our residents.

“This yr’s report permits us to rejoice all of the great work that has gone on, generally unnoticed, and serves as an archive for communities to recollect their tales and experiences throughout lockdown.

“In case your group or organisation have been concerned in supporting native communities in the course of the pandemic then do get in contact and add your story to this rising archive.”

Native Story additionally explores relationships with the atmosphere and the way individually everybody can ‘do their bit’ to assist deal with local weather change making the world a more healthy place to be.

It explores concepts for the way native communities and other people can deal with vital points round local weather change, encouraging a greener extra environmentally pleasant lifestyle, and the way the atmosphere can assist individuals’s bodily and psychological well being.

That is an evolving challenge which is able to actively run for a yr till March 2021 offering a precious useful resource of native tales, gathering insights into group resilience and concepts for a greener, more healthy future.

Judi Alston, CEO and Artistic Director at One to One Growth Belief, mentioned: “Native Story celebrates the power and resilience of individuals and organisations throughout the Wakefield district throughout Covid-19, it has been an inspiring challenge for my crew at One to One Growth Belief to supply for the Public Well being Annual Report, as effectively being an vital legacy documenting the excellent group response throughout this troublesome time.”

Learn the tales at or observe the challenge on social media utilizing hashtag #LocalStoryWakefield

One to One Growth Belief, an arts organisation based mostly at The Artwork Home, might be creating the challenge additional over the subsequent few months. If you want to contribute a Covid-19 resilience story, or a contribution for a Go Inexperienced story, please go to or name One to One Growth Belief on 07901 686142.

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