Bristol takes time to mark Covid crisis anniversary

March 29 2021

Bristol takes time to mark Covid crisis anniversary

One year since England went into a national lockdown, Bristol takes a moment to remember, reflect and begin the healing process.
Frontline workers and artists, faith and city leaders have joined to share personal testimonials about important things that have been lost during the coronavirus pandemic, for a new film called ‘Bristol Remembers’.
The film ‘Bristol Remembers’ was launched online on March 18. See: www.wearebristol.co.uk
Additionally, an online book of testimonials has been launched where people can submit their own written memories of the people, opportunities, jobs and other important things that have been lost during the pandemic.
Vivienne Faull, Bishop of Bristol said: “It has been a year like no other for the city as with the country at large. We mourn those who have died during the pandemic and lament all that we have lost as the things we take for granted have been disrupted.  It is clearly so important that we come together to remember.  Please join with us in this collective moment as we look to rebuild, with hope for the future.”
Bristol Remembers is a multi-agency campaign aimed at giving people a space to collectively reflect and remember those people and things we have lost throughout the pandemic, and begin to take the important steps to healing.
Alice Towle, Youth Mayor of Bristol, said: “Being involved in this project has given me the opportunity to reflect and remember all those things we as a city have lost over the last year, but also begin to look ahead at how we take those ever so important steps to healing. It’s also been so heartening to see people continue to find the positives despite all the challenges they have faced.”
If you, or someone you know, would be willing to contribute a testimonial with your own personal reflection, please email wearebristol@bristol.gov.uk with the subject line: Bristol Remembers – Testimonial.
A testimonial should be 150-200 words long, including a relevant photo, and can be about anything or anyone important to you that you have sadly lost throughout the pandemic. All testimonials will be handled sensitively and with the utmost care.