I hope you are all well and safe.
Following on from our recent publication ‘Community Managed Libraries as Community Hubs’, Harbury Village Library participated in a project during the summer to produce a book documenting the experiences of Harbury residents during the first lockdown.
Harbury Village Library was so inspired they run a parallel project documenting the lockdown experiences of local residents in poetry and prose. They invited local artists to create a piece of work reflecting their own experiences of the Coronavirus Pandemic. Any age, any medium, any level of accomplishment. The only requirement was that the artist had to be a resident of the village.
Submissions were accepted until the end of October and the works hung on the wall of the library. In order to make sure they could still be seen even when the library was in lockdown a selection of the works is displayed in their online gallery. A few of the works are available for sale and, if they sell, the library gets a percentage!
To find out more about each of the artists and their submissions visit:
To learn more about what they did you can contact Richard Fowler @ Harbury Village Library: firstname.lastname@example.org