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The Covid Pandemic has been the biggest challenge to face the people of St Albans for 70 years but it has also inspired an incredible range of responses from individuals and groups. This exhibition is a chance to share the creative, compassionate and innovative ways the people of St Albans have responded to the challenges of living in lockdown.

From projects that include the whole of St Albans, like the Rainbow trail and St Albans Rocks, to individual streets coming together to care for each other we will be sharing the artworks, photographs, limericks, films and memories created by these groups. 

Come and discover what has been happening across St Albans throughout lockdown and take the chance to share your memories too (watch this space for details).

How to get involved

Lockdown Life is an exhibition about our experiences over the last year and that means that we want all our visitors to be involved. As well as visiting we have two creative ways you can get involved.

As part of the Lockdown Life exhibition we want to create a reflective trail aims to capture lockdown life within our community. 
How to get involved:

-download the template below

- add your drawings, painting, poem, quotes or your thoughts about lockdown life

- EITHER bring it in to the museum from the 17 May - 3 June to be displayed in our Lockdown Life exhibition

- OR display it in your window

- take a snap and post it to the St Albans Rainbow Trail Group on facebook.

Our individual experiences of lockdown life are personal to each and everyone of us and this collective trail will allow us to showcase the journeys we’ve all taken and to share those experiences.

This trail is open to all ages however posts onto the group must be added by someone aged 18+

Download your template here:

Calling all St Albans Rockers...... St Albans Rocks is proud to be working with St Albans Museum to support the Lockdown Life Exhibition. The exhibition will include images of rocks shared over the last year and will also host a new Rock Line.

If you're currently painting rocks or fancy picking up the brush again you will be able to place rocks at the Exhibition for 17th May. The rocks don't need to be of any particular theme and could be ones you have already painted but feel free to paint some lockdown themed rocks if you would like.

You can collect your rocks as the exhibition ends on the 4th June, any rocks remaining as the exhibition closes will be placed around our city by museum staff.

Lockdown Life partners

Joanne Ling (curator)

St Albans Rocks

St Albans Rainbow Trail

Cottonmill and Nunnery Allotment Association

Passport to Leisure

Ramsbury Road

Company of Ten

Jane Fookes

Culver Road Love project

Open Door

Herts Young Homeless

19th St Albans Brownies

Lynn Atkins

LadySmith Road

John Wheeler 

Mile House Library

Lodge Surgery

Centre 33

Alban Manor

Isolation Arts Cafe

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