What is Special Delivery?
The individuals behind the letters will be brought to life through a series of participatory creative programmes delivered by a team of artists, including theatre-makers, creative writers, visual and digital artists. Participants will be inspired to investigate historical approaches to letter-writing, consider them in the light of current methods of communication and share significant correspondence of their own.
As well as delivering 12-week programmes to five communities (Lowestoft x 3, Bury St Edmunds x 1, Halesworth x 1) Special Delivery will provide creative sessions in schools and run public workshops at partner venues and wider cultural events.
A legacy of digital interpretation for use in Suffolk Record Offices and museums, plus a literacy resource for use in schools, will be created.
Who is Special Delivery for?
Special Delivery is for children from partner primary schools and residents from partner care homes / sheltered housing schemes in Lowestoft, Bury St Edmunds and Halesworth.
When & Where is Special Delivery happening?
Special Delivery was due to take place in Bury St Edmunds, Halesworth and Lowestoft between April 2020 and Summer 2022.
Following UK Government advice, we are currently suspending all face-to-face delivery of our projects until further notice. We are keeping a close eye on guidelines and will provide further news on Special Delivery as soon as possible.
Candida Wingate on 01986 873 955 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Special Delivery has been made possible by generous funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund, Lowestoft Rising and the Association for Suffolk Museums.