A socially distanced Carnival Parade

After Lockdown Diary Katie Oborn Since last month there has been an upsurge in virus cases in the UK and beyond. This second wave has led to updated restrictions, which have recently come in to place. One is the ‘rule of six’. No more than a bubble of six people is...

Post-lockdown performance at Coxside Cafe Acoustica

After Lockdown Diary Katie Oborn In Coxside on Friday 28th August, at the amphitheatre by the edge of Teats Hill beach, several people congregated at a safe distance to enjoy an evening filled with poetry, dance, music and songs. Local artists performed in the space...

August 2020

After Lockdown Diary Katie Oborn Plymouth market Stall 24 sells comfy slippers for working from home and face-coverings for visiting shops Face masks are mandatory now in many indoor spaces and they’re everywhere! It’s slightly strange and I wonder how long it will go...

July 2020

Lockdown Diary Katie Oborn July 2020: Restrictions are lifted, lockdown eases and people continue their lives alongside coronavirus. I’ve been watching the life of a baby seagull unfold from a nesting gull on an old unused chimney pot on a house opposite. It hatched...

24th June 2020

Lockdown Diary Katie Oborn Three months on and some new ‘normality’ returns. Quarter of a year gone by in a whirl, and now imprinted on human’s minds, Covid19, influencing everyone in some way. This week has seen the results of the eased lockdown and humans are back...