Jazanne Arts presents the Aurora Writers and performers with short plays about life in 2020. Some of the writers are beginners while others have more experience.

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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.

The aim of the project was to:

  • Reduce feelings of isolation and loneliness
  • Connect communities from Enfield and Newham
  • Empower participants to use storytelling to share experiences
  • Support participants to use social media platforms to communicate
  • Give participants a voice
  • Positively impact on well-being

"The stories are engaging and touch on many issues.. It was good to hear the differing points of view."

Audience feedback

"Moving, powerful and authentic stories!"

Audience feedback

"I can do a whole lot of things now that I couldn’t’ do before.."

Aurora participant

"This really pushed me…I didn’t know I had it in me…"

Participant feedback

"My family cant believe I did this…"

Participant feedback

"I met people I would’ve never met…"

Participant feedback

"When I started, I couldn’t even turn on a computer before…look now…"

Participant feedback

Listen to the Programmes

Radio Show 1

Radio Show 2

Radio Show 3

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