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Cathedral video project: 'Let's combat isolation and share our stories'

Peterborough residents are being invited to take part in a video project to help tell the diverse story of the Covid-19 pandemic in the city.
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The video booth will be on the green in front of Peterborough Cathedral on April 8, 10 and 15 (Photo: John Baker)

The project, being run at Peterborough Cathedral, began last week, but continues until April 15.

A special pop-up booth is being erected on the green in front of the Cathedral. A short video-diary style recording will be taken from anybody who wants to share their experience of the pandemic. These videos will then be edited to produce a short video piece, posted online, that captures as many voices from the city as possible.

The sessions are drop-in, open to anyone over the age of 18, and the booth has been risk assessed to ensure it is Covid-safe.

The remaining dates for the sessions are:

  • Thursday April 8, from 10.00am to 4.00pm, on the green in front of the Cathedral
  • Saturday April 10, from 10.00am to 4.00pm, on the green in front of the Cathedral
  • Thursday April 15, from 10.00am to 4.00pm, on the green in front of the Cathedral

Dave Cramp, one of the organisers of the project on behalf of Peterborough Cathedral, said: "This really is open to anybody. We are often being told that ‘it’s good to talk’ and this is an opportunity to do just that. Let’s combat the isolation and share our stories. We are all in this together."

The project has been funded by a Near Neighbours Community Covid Relief Grant, a scheme designed to support communities who have been affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.