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What’s inspired YOU during Lockdown?

Thank you to everyone who has got involved so far! I’m really happy to be able to announce that given the current Lockdown, you can still send in your responses to my Lockdown inspiration question until the end of this month.


For me, it’s been the local green spaces and wildlife – they continue to give me peace of mind and a sense of joy. I now treasure them. You can see my picture of a Barbican Moorhen on the Imagination collage below.

What about you?

Maybe you rediscovered a love of drawing, or made a new friendship, got fit with Joe Wicks or were part of the audience at an LSO lunchtime concert.

Together, we can create our very own tribute to our wonderful part of London.  

How to get involved

I’m looking to find out what has helped fellow Culture Mile residents get through this unprecedented year.

And I’d love YOU to get involved!

This project is for every Culture Mile resident, of any age.


What has inspired


during Lockdown?

You might like to …

Write a poem, take a photo, draw a picture, make a collage, sing a song, write a letter to someone who’s helped you this year, write a short story, etc – either digitally or on paper.

Guidance and eligibility

It matters to me that everyone in the Culture Mile has the chance to take part in this very special project, which hopes to gather a myriad of heartfelt creations made by residents for our wonderful area and its people.

For anyone who’s not online, there’ll be a special project Post Box set up at St Gile’s Church (in December) and in January (until the 31st) at the Speed House car park entrance, next to the Guildhall Conservatoire entrance on Silk Street.



  • Paper or card size: up to A4
  • Written entries: up to 500 words
  • Filmed clips: up to 90 seconds.


In order to take part, I need just a few details from you:

  • first name
  • age (optional)
  • State whether you are a resident or City worker
  • a social media account (optional),
  • other contact – email, phone or postal address (optional)

I’m asking for a means to contact you as I would like to send you more information about the Spring 2021 Culture Mile sharing event.


Also, I am looking to develop the project further and would really like to keep you posted – as it’s something I think you might like to be involved in.

All the submissions will be curated and the project poet, Natasha Anne Kelleher (, will write a poem in response to the entries, which will be performed as part of the Imagine Fund Sharing event in Spring 2021.

I hope that the positive stories and creative response will help to foster a stronger sense of community, offering an uplifting and positive resource for local residents over the coming weeks and months.

This project is also open to future development and I am keen to work with others within the Culture Mile area – creative freelances as well as residents to create and share a lasting tribute to the creativity and resilience of this area.