The project started as a result of talking to older people during lockdown and learning, that as the pandemic progressed, they were feeling more and more isolated from friends, families and groups.
One participant suggested that writing would be a way of sharing experiences and that became the ‘lightbulb’ moment for the birth of the project. Jazanne secured funding and ran workshops using reminiscence, storytelling and poetry.
The project ran for 5 months and during this time participants wrote, rehearsed and performed pieces for a radio play.
"Moving, powerful and authentic stories!"
"I can do a whole lot of things now that I couldn’t’ do before.."
"This really pushed me…I didn’t know I had it in me…"
"My family cant believe I did this…"
"I met people I would’ve never met…"
"When I started, I couldn’t even turn on a computer before…look now…"