Inspired by letters and other documents held in the Suffolk Archives and county museums, and guided by a team of artists including theatre-makers, creative writers, visual and digital artists, there were different generations who came together to explore the art of communication.
Working in primary schools and residential care homes in three distinct locations – Bury St Edmunds, Lowestoft and Halesworth – Special Delivery took the participants on a journey from personal postcards to collective collages, connecting the two groups as they investigated historical approaches to letter- writing and shared significant correspondence of their own.
Special Delivery created a legacy of resources, including digital interpretation for use by Suffolk Archives, county museums and schools.
Special Delivery Newsletters
In Lowestoft and Halesworth, we produced a newsletter for each programme of work, providing an illustrated journal of the weekly sessions.
All participants were given a copy, as a keepsake of all the beautiful work they made, and all the fun we had making it.
You can read the original PDF copies below, and we have also created web page versions
Roman Hill and Britten Court
Edgar Sewter and Beech House
Oulton Broad and Broadlands
Special Delivery Showreel
Special Delivery in Halesworth
Special Delivery at Suffolk Archives
Special Delivery in Pakefield
What inspired this project?
This project has been inspired by documents held by Suffolk Archives, illustrating not only how lives have changed over the years, but how we communicate those changes – from hand-written letters and postcards delivered by teatime, to text messages and emojis. Through exploring these collections in creative ways, participants are able to share stories and build connections across the generations.
Project report downloads
Candida Wingate, Senior Project Development Officer (she/her)
Units 13 & 14
Malt Store Annex
The Cut, 8 New Cut
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