Poems in a Pandemic Talk

Saturday 30 October, 2-3pm

Free Talk

At the height of the Covid pandemic in 2020 Sunderland care sector business owners Angela Richardson and Marie Barrigan witnessed the anxiety and stress of social care workers as they supported their vulnerable residents and clients. Wanting to help, they launched a nationwide poetry competition called Poems in a Pandemic, giving front-line staff a much-needed creative respite from the trauma they were experiencing.

Over 300 poems were received and 100 were selected to be published in a book. In this talk they share some stories of their journey and will also sign copies of the book, which is available to buy in the Museum Shop.

Tickets are free and must be booked in advance via the link below or the Museum Shop.

Ticket holders will be required to comply with the latest government Covid-19 guidance at the time of the event and will be informed prior to the event of any additional safety procedures that are in place.

This talk supports the Where We Are Now learning programme.  This project is supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England. Where We Are Now is the fourth in Sunderland Culture’s series of Arts Council Collection National Partners Programme exhibitions.

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