My local community theatre, The Wharf, has been hit hard by the Covid-19 lockdown. Like arts and music venues across the country, the future is uncertain, and for now box-office income has halted completely.
The Wharf launched a JustGiving campaign, and knowing there must be an archive of photographs, I offered to create a video-montage to show off their best work and promote the campaign across social media. It was great fun to go through the photos of a huge range of different shows - and really hard to pick out some key ones for this video. I favoured 'action shots' over posed photos, and those that packed an emotional punch (fortunately, there have been some talented photographers involved over the years).
Using the campaign press-release, I wrote a voiceover script to highlight the need to raise funds, and to encourage people to give generously. It felt special to lend my voice to a local campaign that I really believe in, and I think that passion comes across.
Creating and voicing this has been a lockdown-highlight for me, and so far the JustGiving campaign has raised over £9,000.