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, Special Delivery brings different generations 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 takes the participants on a journey from personal postcards to collective collages, connecting the two groups as they investigate historical approaches to letter- writing and share significant correspondence of their own.
Special Delivery will create a legacy of resources, including digital interpretation for use by Suffolk Archives, county museums and schools.
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.
Candida Wingate, Senior Project Development Officer
Units 13 & 14
Malt Store Annex
The Cut, 8 New Cut
Telephone 07857 002974