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LOCKDOWN STORIES 

Our Lockdown Stories project features stories from two lockdowns 400 years apart - during an outbreak of the plague in Eyam in Derbyshire in the 1600s and the recent Covid pandemic.

 

The ‘Love in a Pandemic’ lockdown stories will include a love story from 1600s lockdown in Eyam, Derbyshire, and contributions from members of the public who want to share their own stories from the recent Covid lockdowns. 

 

In 1665 in Eyam, Derbyshire, the villagers locked down to prevent the plague spreading to nearby villages and cities, putting themselves at great risk and saving thousands of lives. In the recent pandemic, we all remember the sacrifices we made during the Covid pandemic lockdowns.

 

Lockdown Stories will be available on the FREE GeoStories app in March 2024 for everyone who downloads the app to experience. Launched in Eyam Church 2-4 23rd March - with exhibition, readings and live cello music 

THE GREAT MORTALITY

Set in Eyam in 1665, when the village is locked down to prevent the plague spreading, this is the story of siblings Marshall and Grace Howe who have their own lockdown turmoil to deal with as Marshall fulfils his duties as the village Sexton responsible for burying the dead. The story will be featured on the GeoStories app.

 
LOVE IN A PANDEMIC

In 1665, Emmott risked all to meet the one of her life, Rowland in Eyam when the Derbyshire village isolated itself to stop the plague spreading. A Love Apart - The story based on the couple will be featured on the GeoStories app.

 

We invited you to share your stories on the GeoStories app! To tell us your stories of Love in the Covid Pandemic! People submitted their lockdown love stories - of loved ones, including partners, family and friends, heroes and sheroes. The captured moments, memories, thank you’s and testimonies – join in a celebration of life, hope, courage, and love!

 

All submissions will be available on the GeoStories app this year. It's free to download from Google Play or App Store. The app includes a range of our location-based audio dramas and stories, and Lockdown Stories is our latest project.

 

Lockdown Stories with the Love in a Pandemic contributions is being launched on 23 March 2024 in Eyam, with all stories available on the app this year, and featured in an exhibition in Eyam.

Lockdown Stories that were chosen for publishing will be available on the GeoStories app - each story can be downloaded and free to listen to at home or in Eyam where The Great Mortality unfolds.

LOCKDOWN STORIES OF LOVE IN A PANDEMIC

During the Covid Pandemic of 2021/2022, all of us experienced Lockdown. Some of us found love, some of us lost loved ones, some of us rediscovered love.

 

We have a collection of your lockdown love stories - of loved ones, including family and friends, heroes and heroines. Shared captured moments, your memories, thank you’s and testimonies – join in a celebration of life, hope, courage and love!
 

All submissions will be available for anyone to hear on the GeoStories app from 23rd March 2024.. GeoStories is a FREE to download app available on Google Play and App Store. The APP contains a library of our location-based audio dramas and stories.  Lockdown Stories is our latest project and your stories will feature on our app. You can share the stories with friends, family and the world!


Lockdown Stories with your Love in a Pandemic stories will LAUNCH on 23 March 2024 2-4PM in Eyam, Derbyshire, with all stories available on the app and featured in an exhibition in the village.




 

JOIN US FOR THE LAUNCH

Join us for the Launch of Lockdown Stories at EYAM CHURCH CENTRE om SATURDAY 23rd MARCH 2-4pm

The Launch will feature live readings from the stories, live cello music and refreshments 

 

ENTRY IS FREE and ALL WELCOME 

EXHIBITION

There is an EXHIBITION in the village church featuring the poems, writing and stories people have submitted for Love in a Pandemic - Lockdown Stories and photographs from our two stories - A Love Apart and The Great Mortality photographed in the village.

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