Last month I posted about a project I was involved in during 2019/20, which due to COVID restrictions had to become something different to the original concept. It became a wonderful collective poetry film produced by maz broadcast.
The official release happened at the end of January so I can now reveal it in full glory.
With thanks to Stewart Sanderson (Arts Development Officer/ Leisure and Cultural Services).
Redditch Borough Poem
Produced last year in line with Government restrictions, we’re delighted to be sharing the Redditch Borough Poem film version with you. Featuring responses to the Borough from residents and community organisations – and produced by local filmmaker Mazen Salmou, with support from Arts in Redditch and Bromsgrove and Redditch Welcome Refugees. Copyright © 2020 Bromsgrove District Council
In January 2020 a group of Redditch residents each wrote their own lines of a poem about the borough and what it means to them. Shortly after the poem was finished, Lockdown 1.0 happened and Covid struck. Now, one year on from the start of the project, as we navigate through lockdown 3.0, this virtual reading has been released to bring hope to all and offer a celebration of our Town.
The filming of this video took place at a time restrictions were eased and appropriate PPE and distancing was adhered to. Thank you to Arts in Redditch and Bromsgrove and Redditch Welcome Refugees for supporting this project – and to all the community groups and individuals who took part for being so generous with their time and creativity.
If you would like to know more details about the poetry project or the virtual reading, please contact Redditch Borough Council.